Impulsive flares in the tremendously active region AR8100

Science Nugget: Nov 07, 1997

The big event this week was the tremendous activity from region AR8100.  This energetic region raised the background level from the low-B to the mid-C level, and produced many large flares.

This very sharp impulsive flare was well observed by SXT; a movie of full Sun images around the time of the flares is viewable here

Analysis of SXT and HXT images, light curves, and temperature maps is now ongoing.

D. McKenzie 07-Nov-97 (email