An X4 eruptive flare

Science nugget: Aug 22, 1998

This week saw several X-flares from active region AR8307 as it rotated around the East limb. One of the largest was an X4 flare which occurred on 16-Aug-98 at 22:20 UT. Yohkoh caught the rise phase, peak and much of the decay of this large flare.



Associated with this flare was a significant reconfiguration of the surrounding active region corona as demonstrated by the following movie.


David Alexander 22-Aug-98 (email