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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed giant, bright coronal loops trace out the magnetic field lines above an active region from June 4-6, 2018.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed giant, bright coronal loops trace out the magnetic field lines above an active region from June 4-6, 2018.

Ballet of Loops

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed giant, bright coronal loops trace out the magnetic field lines above an active region from June 4-6, 2018.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22508
Added: 2018-06-11

Views: 92

Ballet of Loops

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed giant, bright coronal loops trace out the magnetic field lines above an active region from June 4-6, 2018.

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This close-up from a video clip taken May 30-June 1, 2018 by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a large active region in extreme ultraviolet light as the bright magnetic field lines above it shift and twist.
This close-up from a video clip taken May 30-June 1, 2018 by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a large active region in extreme ultraviolet light as the bright magnetic field lines above it shift and twist.

Dynamic Looping Action

This close-up from a video clip taken May 30-June 1, 2018 by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a large active region in extreme ultraviolet light as the bright magnetic field lines above it shift and twist.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22475
Added: 2018-06-04

Views: 39

Dynamic Looping Action

This close-up from a video clip taken May 30-June 1, 2018 by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a large active region in extreme ultraviolet light as the bright magnetic field lines above it shift and twist.

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On May 23-25, 2018, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an active region that rotated into view and sputtered with numerous small flares and towering magnetic field lines that stretched out many times the diameter of Earth.
On May 23-25, 2018, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an active region that rotated into view and sputtered with numerous small flares and towering magnetic field lines that stretched out many times the diameter of Earth.

New Active Region Sputtering with Small Flares

On May 23-25, 2018, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an active region that rotated into view and sputtered with numerous small flares and towering magnetic field lines that stretched out many times the diameter of Earth.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22461
Added: 2018-05-29

Views: 148

New Active Region Sputtering with Small Flares

On May 23-25, 2018, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an active region that rotated into view and sputtered with numerous small flares and towering magnetic field lines that stretched out many times the diameter of Earth.

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On May 16-18, 2018, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a good-sized coronal hole come around to where it is just about faced Earth. Coronal holes are areas of open magnetic field from which solar wind (charged particles) streams into space.
On May 16-18, 2018, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a good-sized coronal hole come around to where it is just about faced Earth. Coronal holes are areas of open magnetic field from which solar wind (charged particles) streams into space.

Coronal Hole Rotating Towards Us

On May 16-18, 2018, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a good-sized coronal hole come around to where it is just about faced Earth. Coronal holes are areas of open magnetic field from which solar wind (charged particles) streams into space.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA00575
Added: 2018-05-22

Views: 173

Coronal Hole Rotating Towards Us

On May 16-18, 2018, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a good-sized coronal hole come around to where it is just about faced Earth. Coronal holes are areas of open magnetic field from which solar wind (charged particles) streams into space.

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On May 2-4, 2018, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an extensive equatorial coronal hole has rotated so that it is now facing Earth. The dark coronal hole extends about halfway across the solar disk.
On May 2-4, 2018, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an extensive equatorial coronal hole has rotated so that it is now facing Earth. The dark coronal hole extends about halfway across the solar disk.

Coronal Hole Facing Earth

On May 2-4, 2018, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an extensive equatorial coronal hole has rotated so that it is now facing Earth. The dark coronal hole extends about halfway across the solar disk.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA00577
Added: 2018-05-15

Views: 171

Coronal Hole Facing Earth

On May 2-4, 2018, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an extensive equatorial coronal hole has rotated so that it is now facing Earth. The dark coronal hole extends about halfway across the solar disk.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an extensive equatorial, dark coronal hole extending about halfway across the solar disk on May 2-4, 2018.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an extensive equatorial, dark coronal hole extending about halfway across the solar disk on May 2-4, 2018.

Coronal Hole Facing Earth

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an extensive equatorial, dark coronal hole extending about halfway across the solar disk on May 2-4, 2018.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA00624
Added: 2018-05-08

Views: 384

Coronal Hole Facing Earth

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an extensive equatorial, dark coronal hole extending about halfway across the solar disk on May 2-4, 2018.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a lone active region visible on the sun putting on a fine display with its tangled magnetic field lines swaying and twisting above it (Apr. 24-26, 2018) in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a lone active region visible on the sun putting on a fine display with its tangled magnetic field lines swaying and twisting above it (Apr. 24-26, 2018) in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.

Tangled Up in Blue

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a lone active region visible on the sun putting on a fine display with its tangled magnetic field lines swaying and twisting above it (Apr. 24-26, 2018) in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22449
Added: 2018-05-01

Views: 334

Tangled Up in Blue

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a lone active region visible on the sun putting on a fine display with its tangled magnetic field lines swaying and twisting above it (Apr. 24-26, 2018) in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.

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A good-sized active region with bright, towering arches began to rotate into NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory's view (Apr. 18-19, 2018).
A good-sized active region with bright, towering arches began to rotate into NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory's view (Apr. 18-19, 2018).

Active Region Coming Around the Bend

A good-sized active region with bright, towering arches began to rotate into NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory's view (Apr. 18-19, 2018).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22430
Added: 2018-04-23

Views: 246

Active Region Coming Around the Bend

A good-sized active region with bright, towering arches began to rotate into NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory's view (Apr. 18-19, 2018).

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The sun featured just one, rather small active region over the past few days, but it developed rapidly and sported a lot of magnetic activity in just one day (Apr. 11-12, 2018) as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
The sun featured just one, rather small active region over the past few days, but it developed rapidly and sported a lot of magnetic activity in just one day (Apr. 11-12, 2018) as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Small but Dynamic Active Region

The sun featured just one, rather small active region over the past few days, but it developed rapidly and sported a lot of magnetic activity in just one day (Apr. 11-12, 2018) as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA06676
Added: 2018-04-20

Views: 241

Small but Dynamic Active Region

The sun featured just one, rather small active region over the past few days, but it developed rapidly and sported a lot of magnetic activity in just one day (Apr. 11-12, 2018) as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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For much of this week the sun featured three substantial coronal holes observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory April 3-6, 2018. These are areas of open magnetic field from which high speed solar wind rushes out into space.
For much of this week the sun featured three substantial coronal holes observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory April 3-6, 2018. These are areas of open magnetic field from which high speed solar wind rushes out into space.

Three Coronal Holes

For much of this week the sun featured three substantial coronal holes observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory April 3-6, 2018. These are areas of open magnetic field from which high speed solar wind rushes out into space.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22414
Added: 2018-04-16

Views: 1021

Three Coronal Holes

For much of this week the sun featured three substantial coronal holes observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory April 3-6, 2018. These are areas of open magnetic field from which high speed solar wind rushes out into space.

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With no active regions currently on the face of the sun, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a bristling active region showing numerous arches of bright, magnetic field lines blossoming out and towering above it beginning to rotate into view.
With no active regions currently on the face of the sun, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a bristling active region showing numerous arches of bright, magnetic field lines blossoming out and towering above it beginning to rotate into view.

Wavelength Comparisons

With no active regions currently on the face of the sun, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a bristling active region showing numerous arches of bright, magnetic field lines blossoming out and towering above it beginning to rotate into view.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22411
Added: 2018-04-09

Views: 255

Wavelength Comparisons

With no active regions currently on the face of the sun, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a bristling active region showing numerous arches of bright, magnetic field lines blossoming out and towering above it beginning to rotate into view.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ran together three sequences of the sun taken in three different extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to show how different features appearing in one sequence are difficult to see in the others (Mar. 20-21, 2018).
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ran together three sequences of the sun taken in three different extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to show how different features appearing in one sequence are difficult to see in the others (Mar. 20-21, 2018).

Wavelength Comparisons

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ran together three sequences of the sun taken in three different extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to show how different features appearing in one sequence are difficult to see in the others (Mar. 20-21, 2018).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22360
Added: 2018-04-02

Views: 517

Wavelength Comparisons

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ran together three sequences of the sun taken in three different extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to show how different features appearing in one sequence are difficult to see in the others (Mar. 20-21, 2018).

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Coronal holes are areas of open magnetic fields from which solar wind rushes out into space. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed this long coronal hole that stretched out across more than half the diameter of the sun (Mar. 13-15, 2018).
Coronal holes are areas of open magnetic fields from which solar wind rushes out into space. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed this long coronal hole that stretched out across more than half the diameter of the sun (Mar. 13-15, 2018).

Elongated Coronal Hole

Coronal holes are areas of open magnetic fields from which solar wind rushes out into space. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed this long coronal hole that stretched out across more than half the diameter of the sun (Mar. 13-15, 2018).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22345
Added: 2018-03-19

Views: 496

Elongated Coronal Hole

Coronal holes are areas of open magnetic fields from which solar wind rushes out into space. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed this long coronal hole that stretched out across more than half the diameter of the sun (Mar. 13-15, 2018).

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A relatively small active region erupted twice in 18 hours on Mar. 2, 2018, as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. After each burst, one can see the magnetic fields lines, which appear as bright coils, spiraling around the region.
A relatively small active region erupted twice in 18 hours on Mar. 2, 2018, as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. After each burst, one can see the magnetic fields lines, which appear as bright coils, spiraling around the region.

Small Bursts

A relatively small active region erupted twice in 18 hours on Mar. 2, 2018, as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. After each burst, one can see the magnetic fields lines, which appear as bright coils, spiraling around the region.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22260
Added: 2018-03-05

Views: 499

Small Bursts

A relatively small active region erupted twice in 18 hours on Mar. 2, 2018, as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. After each burst, one can see the magnetic fields lines, which appear as bright coils, spiraling around the region.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed the sun's only visible active region as it sputtered and spurted and eventually unleashed a small (C-class) flare on Feb. 7, 2018.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed the sun's only visible active region as it sputtered and spurted and eventually unleashed a small (C-class) flare on Feb. 7, 2018.

One Small Flare

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed the sun's only visible active region as it sputtered and spurted and eventually unleashed a small (C-class) flare on Feb. 7, 2018.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22244
Added: 2018-02-15

Views: 385

One Small Flare

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed the sun's only visible active region as it sputtered and spurted and eventually unleashed a small (C-class) flare on Feb. 7, 2018.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed no sunspots for almost two weeks (as of Feb. 1, 2018) and just has a single, tiny one that appeared on Jan. 31, 2018.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed no sunspots for almost two weeks (as of Feb. 1, 2018) and just has a single, tiny one that appeared on Jan. 31, 2018.

Spotless Days

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed no sunspots for almost two weeks (as of Feb. 1, 2018) and just has a single, tiny one that appeared on Jan. 31, 2018.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22242
Added: 2018-02-07

Views: 829

Spotless Days

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed no sunspots for almost two weeks (as of Feb. 1, 2018) and just has a single, tiny one that appeared on Jan. 31, 2018.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small coronal mass ejection that was also associated with a small flare on Jan. 22, 2018.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small coronal mass ejection that was also associated with a small flare on Jan. 22, 2018.

Small Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small coronal mass ejection that was also associated with a small flare on Jan. 22, 2018.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22184
Added: 2018-01-31

Views: 707

Small Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small coronal mass ejection that was also associated with a small flare on Jan. 22, 2018.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a prominence rising up above the sun, sending an arch of plasma to link up magnetically with an active region over a one-day period (Jan, 9-10, 2017).
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a prominence rising up above the sun, sending an arch of plasma to link up magnetically with an active region over a one-day period (Jan, 9-10, 2017).

Reversing Prominence

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a prominence rising up above the sun, sending an arch of plasma to link up magnetically with an active region over a one-day period (Jan, 9-10, 2017).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22199
Added: 2018-01-17

Views: 424

Reversing Prominence

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a prominence rising up above the sun, sending an arch of plasma to link up magnetically with an active region over a one-day period (Jan, 9-10, 2017).

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small prominence rose up above the sun, appeared to twist around for several hours, and then began to send some streams of plasma back into the sun (Jan. 3-4, 2018).
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small prominence rose up above the sun, appeared to twist around for several hours, and then began to send some streams of plasma back into the sun (Jan. 3-4, 2018).

Small Twisting Prominence

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small prominence rose up above the sun, appeared to twist around for several hours, and then began to send some streams of plasma back into the sun (Jan. 3-4, 2018).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22198
Added: 2018-01-12

Views: 543

Small Twisting Prominence

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small prominence rose up above the sun, appeared to twist around for several hours, and then began to send some streams of plasma back into the sun (Jan. 3-4, 2018).

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an elongated coronal hole (the darker area near the center) seeming to shape itself into a single, recognizable question mark over the period of one day (Dec. 21-22, 2017).
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an elongated coronal hole (the darker area near the center) seeming to shape itself into a single, recognizable question mark over the period of one day (Dec. 21-22, 2017).

The Sun Forms a Question

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an elongated coronal hole (the darker area near the center) seeming to shape itself into a single, recognizable question mark over the period of one day (Dec. 21-22, 2017).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22197
Added: 2017-12-29

Views: 1144

The Sun Forms a Question

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an elongated coronal hole (the darker area near the center) seeming to shape itself into a single, recognizable question mark over the period of one day (Dec. 21-22, 2017).

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A small prominence observed in profile arched up and sent streams of plasma curling back into the sun over a 30-hour period on Dec. 13-14, 2017 by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
A small prominence observed in profile arched up and sent streams of plasma curling back into the sun over a 30-hour period on Dec. 13-14, 2017 by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Curling Prominence

A small prominence observed in profile arched up and sent streams of plasma curling back into the sun over a 30-hour period on Dec. 13-14, 2017 by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22196
Added: 2017-12-18

Views: 1587

Curling Prominence

A small prominence observed in profile arched up and sent streams of plasma curling back into the sun over a 30-hour period on Dec. 13-14, 2017 by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small prominence, slowly rising further up above the sun, then fell apart and back into the sun over about seven hours (Dec. 6, 2017).
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small prominence, slowly rising further up above the sun, then fell apart and back into the sun over about seven hours (Dec. 6, 2017).

Prominence Falls Apart

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small prominence, slowly rising further up above the sun, then fell apart and back into the sun over about seven hours (Dec. 6, 2017).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22195
Added: 2017-12-15

Views: 565

Prominence Falls Apart

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small prominence, slowly rising further up above the sun, then fell apart and back into the sun over about seven hours (Dec. 6, 2017).

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This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a prominence at the sun's edge shifted and slithered back and forth over a one-day period on Nov. 29-30, 2017.
This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a prominence at the sun's edge shifted and slithered back and forth over a one-day period on Nov. 29-30, 2017.

Slithering Prominence

This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a prominence at the sun's edge shifted and slithered back and forth over a one-day period on Nov. 29-30, 2017.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22123
Added: 2017-12-11

Views: 478

Slithering Prominence

This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a prominence at the sun's edge shifted and slithered back and forth over a one-day period on Nov. 29-30, 2017.

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This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows A developing filament near the edge of the sun churned and twisted as the rotating sun brought it into clearer view over a day on Nov. 16-17, 2017.
This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows A developing filament near the edge of the sun churned and twisted as the rotating sun brought it into clearer view over a day on Nov. 16-17, 2017.

Churning Filament

This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows A developing filament near the edge of the sun churned and twisted as the rotating sun brought it into clearer view over a day on Nov. 16-17, 2017.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22120
Added: 2017-11-28

Views: 469

Churning Filament

This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows A developing filament near the edge of the sun churned and twisted as the rotating sun brought it into clearer view over a day on Nov. 16-17, 2017.

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This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a broad coronal hole, the dominant feature this week on the sun on Nov. 7-9, 2017. It was easily recognizable as the dark expanse across the top of the sun and extending down in each side.
This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a broad coronal hole, the dominant feature this week on the sun on Nov. 7-9, 2017. It was easily recognizable as the dark expanse across the top of the sun and extending down in each side.

Coronal Hole All Spread Out

This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a broad coronal hole, the dominant feature this week on the sun on Nov. 7-9, 2017. It was easily recognizable as the dark expanse across the top of the sun and extending down in each side.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22113
Added: 2017-11-16

Views: 1059

Coronal Hole All Spread Out

This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a broad coronal hole, the dominant feature this week on the sun on Nov. 7-9, 2017. It was easily recognizable as the dark expanse across the top of the sun and extending down in each side.

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