03/08/2012 11:00:00 UTC

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Comment Section

  • A fair ICME event, but strong solar source
    • X1 flare, fast CME, originated from the eastern hemisphere (~N18E42)
    • Solar wind plasma data is corrupted.

Image Data

In-Situ Data

A combination of SWEPAM and MAG data from the ACE Satellite:
Plot sw mag plasma 2012030800.png Plot sw mag 2012030800.png Plot sw vel 2012030800.png
The blue lines are an approximation of the CME cloud and the red line denotes the shock.


20120305 goes.png

The GOES X-ray Flux of the flare associated with the event. The vertical line approximately denotes the flare peak time.

Video Data


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