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Giant solar flare - from the SOHO archive

19 November 2009

On 14 July 2000 an X-class solar flare was recorded near the center of the solar disk by the SOHO Extreme-ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT), observing the Sun in Fe XII at 195 Angstroms. The 'fuzzy' appearance of the images after the flare are due to a burst of energetic particles from the explosion hitting the spacecraft.

The sequence above was generated from the ESA SOHO science archive.


Last Update: 24 August 2017

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