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2016 November 15

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A New View of an Old CME -Thanks to Helioviewer.org

When you gaze up at the night sky do you ever wonder what those stars look like up close? There is a star in the sky that is close enough to observe in detail but it's only visible on Earth during the day and it's far to bright to gaze at directly.

Fortunately, there is helioviewer.org, a free website dedicated to the visualization of solar and heliospheric data. This website allows you to create, share, and download dazzling movies of the Sun using data from up to 8 different solar observatories, including Hinode XRT! Its easy to use interface and quick generation time allow you to spend hours gazing at the Sun without burning your eyes.

We originally reported this X-flare and EUV wave on the 10 April 2014 using just Hinode XRT and SDO/AIA data. But with helioviewer.org, I was able to zoom out from the Sun and see a massive CME!

Keywords: Flare, EUV Wave, CME
Filters: Be_med, SDO/AIA 193, LASCO/C2 White Light

(Prepared by Patricia Jibben)

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