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Aurora Borealis

Animated major solar events using GONG data

This work utilizes data obtained by the Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) Program, managed by the National Solar Observatory, which is operated by AURA, Inc. under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation. The data were acquired by instruments operated by Big Bear Solar Observatory, High Altitude Observatory, Learmonth Solar Observatory, Udaipur Solar Observatory, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, and Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory. Additional support is provided by the US Air Force Weather Agency.

The NSO/GONG ground based observatories provide 24 hour coverage of solar activity. They post the movies and jpeg image files on line and these remain for 60 days in the public domain. Here I have been granted the necessary permission by the program senior management and I shall attempt to show the major solar activity events on a full disc and close up basis. I must emphasis that these are not my images they are are obtained with the necessary permission from the GONG archive. I have used the large Jpeg Archive to prepare these movies. They do serve to show what the amateur solar movie makers could capture if filming the right place on the Sun at the right time.


The animations are prepared in Photoshop CS5 and I have added the colour scheme.

25 February 2014 X4.9 class solar flare from 00:25 to 03:25UT

11 April 2013 here is an M6-class solar flare that breaks across AR1719 between 06:55 and 07:50UT

31 July 2013

31 January 2013 here is a lift off from the NE limb from 16:00 to 17:25UT

31 January 2013

Here is a close up of the event

29 October 2012

29 October 2012

29 October 2012 here is a look at an explosive prominence on the north-west limb between 15:20 and 17:10UT

23 October 2012


23 October 2012

23 October 2012 here an X1.8-class flare breaks across AR1598 between 02:35 and 05:10UT

31 August 2012

31 August 2012

31 August 2012 here a large filament erupts causing ribbon flares sequence between 19:10 and 21:08UT

12 July 2012

12 July 2012

12 July 2012 here an X1.4-class solar flare broke above AR1520 sequence between 16:05 and 18:00UT

6 July 2012

6 July 2012

6 July 2012 here AR1515 releases an X1.1-class solar flare.

2 July 2012

2 July 2012

2 July 2012 here is a M5.6-class flare that breaks across AR1515 the sequence runs from 10:35 to 11:55UT.

23 June 2012

23 June 2012

Here is an erupting prominence on the 23 June 2012.

6 June 2012

Here is the GONG sequence from Mauna Loa of the transit of Venus 5 & 6 June 2012. Here is a link to the GONG movies of this event

16 March 2012

16 March 2012

16 March 2012 here is a huge erupting filamet between 18-00 and 20-30UT

13 March 2012

13 March 2012

13 March 2012 here is an M7.9-class flare that breaks across AR1429 sequence between 17-10 and 18-45UT.

10 March 2012

10 March 2012

10 March 2012 [above] here an M8.4-class flare breaks over AR1429 sequence from 17-15 to 18-50UT.

9 March 2012

9 March 2012

09-March 2012 here is an M6.3-flare that breaks across AR1429 the sequence is from 03-20 to 04-50UT.

7 March 2012

7 March 201207 March 2012 here is a huge X5.4-class flare that broke across AR1429 this sequence runs between 00-00 and 01-45UT.

5 Marcg 2012

5 March 2012

05 March 2012 Here is the X1.1-class solar flare that was released from active region AR1429. Sequence between 03-28 and 05-56UT.

4 March 2012

4 March 2012

04 March 2012 here is an unusual blast from a solar flare. Sequence from 17-24 to 18-00UT. This was associated with a C3.2-flare.

27 January 2012

27 January 2012

27 January 2012 here is an X1.8-class solar flare associated with AR1402 on the north west limb and the sequence is presented at 6-minute intervals between 18-32 and 19-56UT. I show the full disc and a close up of this huge limb flare.

23 January 2012

23 January 2012

23 January 2012 here is the M8.7-class solar flare that broke above AR1402/AR1401 complex. Sequence from 03-03 to 04-29UT and animated at 6 minute intervals. Here I show the full disc context and close up of this event.

moreton

6 December 2006 here an X6.5-class flare that broke from 18:43 to 18:51 across AR10930 that triggered a massive Moreton Wave

This work utilizes data obtained by the Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) Program, managed by the National Solar Observatory, which is operated by AURA, Inc. under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation. The data were acquired by instruments operated by the Big Bear Solar Observatory, High Altitude Observatory, Learmonth Solar Observatory, Udaipur Solar Observatory, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, and Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory. Additional support is provided by the US Air Force Weather Agency.