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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: 125

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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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory came across an oddity this week that the spacecraft has rarely observed before: a dark filament encircling an active region on Oct. 29-31, 2017.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory came across an oddity this week that the spacecraft has rarely observed before: a dark filament encircling an active region on Oct. 29-31, 2017.

Rare Encircling Filament

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory came across an oddity this week that the spacecraft has rarely observed before: a dark filament encircling an active region on Oct. 29-31, 2017.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22104
Added: 2017-11-08

Views: 208

Rare Encircling Filament

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory came across an oddity this week that the spacecraft has rarely observed before: a dark filament encircling an active region on Oct. 29-31, 2017.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these images showing the sun from its surface to its upper atmosphere in order of temperature, all taken at about the same time on Oct. 27, 2017.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these images showing the sun from its surface to its upper atmosphere in order of temperature, all taken at about the same time on Oct. 27, 2017.

From Hot to Hottest

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these images showing the sun from its surface to its upper atmosphere in order of temperature, all taken at about the same time on Oct. 27, 2017.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22055
Added: 2017-10-31

Views: 839

From Hot to Hottest

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these images showing the sun from its surface to its upper atmosphere in order of temperature, all taken at about the same time on Oct. 27, 2017.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small eruption on Oct. 18, 2017. The source of the blast was just out of sight beyond the edge of the sun.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small eruption on Oct. 18, 2017. The source of the blast was just out of sight beyond the edge of the sun.

Quick Solar Outburst

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small eruption on Oct. 18, 2017. The source of the blast was just out of sight beyond the edge of the sun.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22050
Added: 2017-10-23

Views: 352

Quick Solar Outburst

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small eruption on Oct. 18, 2017. The source of the blast was just out of sight beyond the edge of the sun.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a dark structure, shaped kind of like the Pi symbol, spreading across much of the top of the sun this week (Oct. 12-13, 2017).
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a dark structure, shaped kind of like the Pi symbol, spreading across much of the top of the sun this week (Oct. 12-13, 2017).

Sprawling Coronal Hole

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a dark structure, shaped kind of like the Pi symbol, spreading across much of the top of the sun this week (Oct. 12-13, 2017).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22047
Added: 2017-10-16

Views: 988

Sprawling Coronal Hole

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a dark structure, shaped kind of like the Pi symbol, spreading across much of the top of the sun this week (Oct. 12-13, 2017).

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, observed a pair of active regions (the brighter areas) move and change as they rotate with the sun over just a 17-hour period (Oct. 4-5, 2017).
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, observed a pair of active regions (the brighter areas) move and change as they rotate with the sun over just a 17-hour period (Oct. 4-5, 2017).

Dynamic Duo

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, observed a pair of active regions (the brighter areas) move and change as they rotate with the sun over just a 17-hour period (Oct. 4-5, 2017).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22039
Added: 2017-10-09

Views: 896

Dynamic Duo

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, observed a pair of active regions (the brighter areas) move and change as they rotate with the sun over just a 17-hour period (Oct. 4-5, 2017).

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, observed three distinct active regions with towering arches above them rotated into view over a three-day period (Sept. 24-26, 2017). To give some sense of scale, the largest arches rose up many times the size of Earth.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, observed three distinct active regions with towering arches above them rotated into view over a three-day period (Sept. 24-26, 2017). To give some sense of scale, the largest arches rose up many times the size of Earth.

Trio of Tempests

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, observed three distinct active regions with towering arches above them rotated into view over a three-day period (Sept. 24-26, 2017). To give some sense of scale, the largest arches rose up many times the size of Earth.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA22038
Added: 2017-10-04

Views: 362

Trio of Tempests

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, observed three distinct active regions with towering arches above them rotated into view over a three-day period (Sept. 24-26, 2017). To give some sense of scale, the largest arches rose up many times the size of Earth.

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On Sept. 10, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, observed the Sun erupting with an X8 solar flare, one of the largest of the current solar cycle.
On Sept. 10, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, observed the Sun erupting with an X8 solar flare, one of the largest of the current solar cycle.

Major Solar Flare

On Sept. 10, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, observed the Sun erupting with an X8 solar flare, one of the largest of the current solar cycle.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21958
Added: 2017-09-18

Views: 282

Major Solar Flare

On Sept. 10, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, observed the Sun erupting with an X8 solar flare, one of the largest of the current solar cycle.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a large sunspot, source of a powerful solar flare (an X 9.3) and a coronal mass ejection (Sept. 6, 2017). The flare was the largest solar flare of the last decade.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a large sunspot, source of a powerful solar flare (an X 9.3) and a coronal mass ejection (Sept. 6, 2017). The flare was the largest solar flare of the last decade.

Major Solar Flare

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a large sunspot, source of a powerful solar flare (an X 9.3) and a coronal mass ejection (Sept. 6, 2017). The flare was the largest solar flare of the last decade.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21949
Added: 2017-09-11

Views: 445

Major Solar Flare

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a large sunspot, source of a powerful solar flare (an X 9.3) and a coronal mass ejection (Sept. 6, 2017). The flare was the largest solar flare of the last decade.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a large coronal hole has been spewing solar wind particles in the general direction of Earth over the past few days (Aug. 31- Sept. 1, 2017).
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a large coronal hole has been spewing solar wind particles in the general direction of Earth over the past few days (Aug. 31- Sept. 1, 2017).

Extensive Coronal Hole

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a large coronal hole has been spewing solar wind particles in the general direction of Earth over the past few days (Aug. 31- Sept. 1, 2017).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21942
Added: 2017-09-02

Views: 361

Extensive Coronal Hole

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a large coronal hole has been spewing solar wind particles in the general direction of Earth over the past few days (Aug. 31- Sept. 1, 2017).

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a partial eclipse that at its peak covered only about 14 per cent of the sun on Aug. 21, 2017.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a partial eclipse that at its peak covered only about 14 per cent of the sun on Aug. 21, 2017.

SDO Saw Only a Partial Eclipse

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a partial eclipse that at its peak covered only about 14 per cent of the sun on Aug. 21, 2017.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21929
Added: 2017-08-23

Views: 304

SDO Saw Only a Partial Eclipse

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a partial eclipse that at its peak covered only about 14 per cent of the sun on Aug. 21, 2017.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a substantial coronal hole rotated into a position where it is facing Earth on Aug. 9-11, 2017.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a substantial coronal hole rotated into a position where it is facing Earth on Aug. 9-11, 2017.

Coronal Hole Faces Earth

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a substantial coronal hole rotated into a position where it is facing Earth on Aug. 9-11, 2017.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21874
Added: 2017-08-14

Views: 460

Coronal Hole Faces Earth

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a substantial coronal hole rotated into a position where it is facing Earth on Aug. 9-11, 2017.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a large sunspot (called AR2665) that rotated out of view about two weeks ago has returned on Aug. 1-2, 2017.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a large sunspot (called AR2665) that rotated out of view about two weeks ago has returned on Aug. 1-2, 2017.

Old Sunspot Returns

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a large sunspot (called AR2665) that rotated out of view about two weeks ago has returned on Aug. 1-2, 2017.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21873
Added: 2017-08-07

Views: 269

Old Sunspot Returns

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a large sunspot (called AR2665) that rotated out of view about two weeks ago has returned on Aug. 1-2, 2017.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed s sheet of plasma blasted out into space from just behind the edge of the sun on July 28, 2017.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed s sheet of plasma blasted out into space from just behind the edge of the sun on July 28, 2017.

Sheet of Plasma

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed s sheet of plasma blasted out into space from just behind the edge of the sun on July 28, 2017.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21866
Added: 2017-08-01

Views: 369

Sheet of Plasma

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed s sheet of plasma blasted out into space from just behind the edge of the sun on July 28, 2017.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed numerous arches of magnetic field lines dancing and swaying above a large active region over about a 30-hour period July 17-18, 2017.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed numerous arches of magnetic field lines dancing and swaying above a large active region over about a 30-hour period July 17-18, 2017.

Kinked Loop Stretching Between Two Active Regions

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed numerous arches of magnetic field lines dancing and swaying above a large active region over about a 30-hour period July 17-18, 2017.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21838
Added: 2017-07-25

Views: 311

Kinked Loop Stretching Between Two Active Regions

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed numerous arches of magnetic field lines dancing and swaying above a large active region over about a 30-hour period July 17-18, 2017.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a medium-sized flare, lasting almost two hours, and a coronal mass ejection erupting from the same, large active region on July 14, 2017.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a medium-sized flare, lasting almost two hours, and a coronal mass ejection erupting from the same, large active region on July 14, 2017.

Bastille Day Solar Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a medium-sized flare, lasting almost two hours, and a coronal mass ejection erupting from the same, large active region on July 14, 2017.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21836
Added: 2017-07-18

Views: 1465

Bastille Day Solar Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a medium-sized flare, lasting almost two hours, and a coronal mass ejection erupting from the same, large active region on July 14, 2017.

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A prominence at the edge of the sun provided NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory with a splendid view of solar plasma as it churned and streamed over less than one day (June 25-26, 2017).
A prominence at the edge of the sun provided NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory with a splendid view of solar plasma as it churned and streamed over less than one day (June 25-26, 2017).

New Lone Sunspot Group

A prominence at the edge of the sun provided NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory with a splendid view of solar plasma as it churned and streamed over less than one day (June 25-26, 2017).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21783
Added: 2017-07-12

Views: 669

New Lone Sunspot Group

A prominence at the edge of the sun provided NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory with a splendid view of solar plasma as it churned and streamed over less than one day (June 25-26, 2017).

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A prominence at the edge of the sun provided NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory with a splendid view of solar plasma as it churned and streamed over less than one day (June 25-26, 2017).
A prominence at the edge of the sun provided NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory with a splendid view of solar plasma as it churned and streamed over less than one day (June 25-26, 2017).

Streaming Prominence

A prominence at the edge of the sun provided NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory with a splendid view of solar plasma as it churned and streamed over less than one day (June 25-26, 2017).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21768
Added: 2017-07-05

Views: 547

Streaming Prominence

A prominence at the edge of the sun provided NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory with a splendid view of solar plasma as it churned and streamed over less than one day (June 25-26, 2017).

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a smallish solar filament looks like it collapsed into the sun and set off a minor eruption that hurled plasma into space on June 20, 2017.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a smallish solar filament looks like it collapsed into the sun and set off a minor eruption that hurled plasma into space on June 20, 2017.

Coils of Magnetic Field Lines

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a smallish solar filament looks like it collapsed into the sun and set off a minor eruption that hurled plasma into space on June 20, 2017.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21764
Added: 2017-06-27

Views: 511

Coils of Magnetic Field Lines

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a smallish solar filament looks like it collapsed into the sun and set off a minor eruption that hurled plasma into space on June 20, 2017.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory sees several short stalks of cooler, darker plasma spun and twisted as they interacted with each other at the sun's edge, June 14-15, 2017.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory sees several short stalks of cooler, darker plasma spun and twisted as they interacted with each other at the sun's edge, June 14-15, 2017.

Twisting Plasma Interactions

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory sees several short stalks of cooler, darker plasma spun and twisted as they interacted with each other at the sun's edge, June 14-15, 2017.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21761
Added: 2017-06-19

Views: 575

Twisting Plasma Interactions

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory sees several short stalks of cooler, darker plasma spun and twisted as they interacted with each other at the sun's edge, June 14-15, 2017.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a pair of relatively small (but frenetic) active regions rotated into view, spouting off numerous small flares and sweeping loops of plasma (May 31-June 2, 2017).
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a pair of relatively small (but frenetic) active regions rotated into view, spouting off numerous small flares and sweeping loops of plasma (May 31-June 2, 2017).

Energized Active Regions

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a pair of relatively small (but frenetic) active regions rotated into view, spouting off numerous small flares and sweeping loops of plasma (May 31-June 2, 2017).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21756
Added: 2017-06-02

Views: 694

Energized Active Regions

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a pair of relatively small (but frenetic) active regions rotated into view, spouting off numerous small flares and sweeping loops of plasma (May 31-June 2, 2017).

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spots several bright bands of plasma connect from one active region to another, even though they are tens of thousands of miles away from each other (May 17-18, 2017).
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spots several bright bands of plasma connect from one active region to another, even though they are tens of thousands of miles away from each other (May 17-18, 2017).

Active Regions' Magnetic Connection

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spots several bright bands of plasma connect from one active region to another, even though they are tens of thousands of miles away from each other (May 17-18, 2017).

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21638
Added: 2017-05-22

Views: 1060

Active Regions' Magnetic Connection

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spots several bright bands of plasma connect from one active region to another, even though they are tens of thousands of miles away from each other (May 17-18, 2017).

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At the edge of the sun, a large prominence and a small prominence began to shift, turn and fall apart in less than one day, observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, May 8-9, 2017.
At the edge of the sun, a large prominence and a small prominence began to shift, turn and fall apart in less than one day, observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, May 8-9, 2017.

Two Prominences Unraveling

At the edge of the sun, a large prominence and a small prominence began to shift, turn and fall apart in less than one day, observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, May 8-9, 2017.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21634
Added: 2017-05-16

Views: 472

Two Prominences Unraveling

At the edge of the sun, a large prominence and a small prominence began to shift, turn and fall apart in less than one day, observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, May 8-9, 2017.

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Strands of plasma at the sun's edge shifted and twisted back and forth over a 22-hour period, May 2-3, 2017. In this close-up from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, the strands are being manipulated by strong magnetic forces associated with active region
Strands of plasma at the sun's edge shifted and twisted back and forth over a 22-hour period, May 2-3, 2017. In this close-up from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, the strands are being manipulated by strong magnetic forces associated with active region

Shifting Plasma

Strands of plasma at the sun's edge shifted and twisted back and forth over a 22-hour period, May 2-3, 2017. In this close-up from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, the strands are being manipulated by strong magnetic forces associated with active region

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21632
Added: 2017-05-09

Views: 386

Shifting Plasma

Strands of plasma at the sun's edge shifted and twisted back and forth over a 22-hour period, May 2-3, 2017. In this close-up from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, the strands are being manipulated by strong magnetic forces associated with active region

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An active region that had just rotated into NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory's view blasted out a coronal mass ejection, which was immediately followed by a bright series of post-coronal loops seeking to reorganize that region's magnetic field.
An active region that had just rotated into NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory's view blasted out a coronal mass ejection, which was immediately followed by a bright series of post-coronal loops seeking to reorganize that region's magnetic field.

Cascading Post-coronal Loops

An active region that had just rotated into NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory's view blasted out a coronal mass ejection, which was immediately followed by a bright series of post-coronal loops seeking to reorganize that region's magnetic field.

Target: Sun
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
ID#: PIA21598
Added: 2017-04-24

Views: 1023

Cascading Post-coronal Loops

An active region that had just rotated into NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory's view blasted out a coronal mass ejection, which was immediately followed by a bright series of post-coronal loops seeking to reorganize that region's magnetic field.

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