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GOES-16 Solar Images

Solar eruption taken on 4/18/17 by GOES-16's SUVI instrument.

 

 

Solar eruption taken on 4/18/17 by GOES-16's SUVI instrument.

 

Solar eruption taken on 4/18/17 by GOES-16's SUVI instrument.

 

On, March 27, 2017, the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) on board GOES-16 captured images of a very large coronal hole, wrapping most of the way around the sun!

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These following six images of the sun were captured at the same time on January 29, 2017 by the six different channels on the SUVI instrument on board GOES-16. The six wavelength channels observe the range of solar phenomena important for space weather forecasting.