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Observations of an Eruptive Solar Flare in the Extended EUV Solar Corona View all abstracts by submitter

Dan Seaton   Submitted: 2017-12-21 21:34

We present observations of a powerful solar eruption, accompanied by an X8.2 solar flare, from NOAA Active Region 12673 on 2017 September 10 by the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) on the GOES-16 spacecraft. SUVI is noteworthy for its relatively large field of view, which allows it to image solar phenomena to heights approaching 2 solar radii. These observations include the detection of an apparent current sheet associated with magnetic reconnection in the wake of the eruption and evidence of an extreme-ultraviolet wave at some of the largest heights ever reported. We discuss the acceleration of the nascent coronal mass ejection to approximately 2000 km s-1 at about 1.5 solar radii. We compare these observations with models of eruptions and eruption-related phenomena. We also describe the SUVI data and discuss how the scientific community can access SUVI observations of the event.

Authors: Daniel B. Seaton and Jonathan M. Darnel
Projects: GOES/SUVI

Publication Status: ApJL (In press)
Last Modified: 2018-01-03 11:41
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