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Dynamic Looping Action

NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory2018-06-04

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This close-up from a video clip taken May 30-June 1, 2018 shows a large active region in extreme ultraviolet light as the bright magnetic field lines above it shift and twist. Note the Earth scale below the active region: the longest loops extend about 10 times the diameter of Earth. When the magnetic field lines get themselves tangled up enough, they can erupt with a solar storm.

Videos are available at https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22475

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  • Title: Dynamic Looping Action
  • Creator: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory
  • Date Created: 2018-06-04
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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