Far side flare, July 23, 2012, "Superstorm"

On July 23, 2012 a far side flare released extremely fast CME which fortunately missed the Earth. Thanks to STEREO A spacecraft which observed the flare and was hit by the CME we know all important parameters of this event. They are comparable with so called Carrington event in 1859. The consequences of such event may have apocalyptic dimension today. You may read the full story here.

Video startJuly 23, 2012, 02:09:59 UT
Video endJuly 23, 2012, 02:49:59 UT
Frame rate25 fps, 1 s of video corresponds to 5 min in reality
DataNASA, SDO AIA 304 A, 171 A, 211 A
ProcessingPM-NAFE algorithm by Miloslav Druckmüller
OrientationSolar North is on the the right
DownloadFullHD (1920 × 1080 pixels), sRGB color space, 14 MB

Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
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