Message from the back side of the Sun

Science Nugget: Apr 03, 1998

Most of the C-class flares came from active regions AR 8185 or AR 8190. The growth of these regions was initially large, but somehow got slowed down. A more interesting phenomenon was emission on the southern limb. This was largely due to a region on the back side of the Sun. When most of the region rotated on to the disk on 4-Apr-98, it was not located at a particularly high latitude. Therefore, the features we saw on the southern limb must have been quite high. They occasionally appeared to be dynamic. The movie of the southern limb is shown here.

Nariaki Nitta 5-Apr-98 (email 'nitta' For a summary index listing of the weekly science reports, click here.