Solar Imagery

Metadata Updated: February 2, 2017

Collection includes a variety of solar photographic and illustrated datasets contributed by a number of national and private solar observatories located worldwide. Daily solar observations range from the mid 1800's to the present. White-light photographs of the solar disk and limb reveal features on and near the photospheric disk including active regions and sunspots. Solar observations viewed at specific wavelengths, including hydrogen-alpha (656.3 nm), calcium-K (393.3 nm), iron and radio frequencies, reveal the structure and dynamics of chromospheric features, including plague, filaments and prominences, and the extended corona. Composite full-sun drawings, prepared by professional staff at various observatories, provide a daily synoptic perspective of solar features that can be tracked from day to day.

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Dates

Metadata Date October 2, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 2, 2017
Reference Date(s) October 1, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

Graphic Preview

Browse image of a full sun drawing for March 13, 1989 prepared by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Nongeographicdataset
Metadata Date October 2, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 2, 2017
Reference Date(s) October 1, 2011 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None Use Constraints: None Distribution Liability: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 90
Bbox South Lat -90
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update annually
Graphic Preview Description Browse image of a full sun drawing for March 13, 1989 prepared by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
Graphic Preview File http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/space-weather/solar-data/solar-imagery/documentation/browse_boul_halph_ff_19890311.jpg
Graphic Preview Type Joint Photographic Experts Group (jpg) format
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.solar:solar-imagery
Harvest Object Id 1ca98fdf-52b6-4dbb-9fa5-c379186f2e8a
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1859-12-27
Temporal Extent End 2009-12-30

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