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 ,, a stable large prominence
A wide view,  , note the red matter is released
A closer view,

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

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,

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