Data from GOES recorded the X-class flare.
March 29 X-class Flare - 17

Not all solar observations come looking like pretty pictures. This data shoes how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES, recorded the X-class flare. Note the high spike just before 18:00 – the Universal Time equivalent of 2:00 p.m. EDT -- on March 29. That spike shows how GOES detected a surge in X-rays from the sun, the signature of a solar flare. Credit: GOES

› Link to associated news item

Page Last Updated: May 7th, 2014
Page Editor: Holly Zell