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Huge flare caught by Hinode

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This still image of the 15 May 2013 solar flare, seen by Hinode, shows the huge energy unleashed in such events. Note that the greyscale observations from the satellite have been colourised in this image. JAXA, NASA, ESA and UKSA. Processed by Joten Okamoto

Researchers at MSSL have been monitoring a recent increase in solar activity using the Japanese Hinode mission. In this news article on the MAPS Faculty website, Prof. Louise Harra describes how Hinode makes observations of these dramatic solar events.

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