Friday, August 31, 2012

SDO CME launch

A Large prominence that had rotated around from the edges of the sun as viewed from earth and SDO was actually a long filament of suspended plasma. The above picture is the  filament erupting from the surface due to hotter material being released below it. See it in motion...

The early days , http://youtu.be/xjwDTx6EMZE?hd=1, a stable large prominence
A wide view, http://helioviewer.org/?movieId=N1f55  , note the red matter is released
A closer view, http://helioviewer.org/?movieId=21f55

The CME launches through the SOHO C2 and C3 imagers.

 

image data courtesy of Helioviewer/SDO/NASA and LASCO/SOHO/NRL

Thursday, August 9, 2012

SDO Spinning Plasma

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SDO Spinning Plasma is seen here in this extended movie I have created from a sequence of Helioviewer movies. This is why I really like opacity blended Helioviewer movies.
How many states of Plasma are there?
Why are some in motion and others stay in globule like forms?
Why did the spinning start?
I hope some one is writing a good book that explains this stuff.
The upload video compression has affected the quality, I'll try a different upload point and link to it soon. Try this link, http://youtu.be/6tuyT4RkG9U

Make your own version at Helioviewer, it will look much better.
Amazing Image data courtesy of SDO/Helioviewer/NASA