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Kinked Loop Stretching Between Two Active Regions

NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory2017-07-25

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Numerous arches of magnetic field lines danced and swayed above a large active region over about a 30-hour period (July 17-18, 2017). We can also see the magnetic field lines from the large active region reached out and connected with a smaller active region. Those linked lines then strengthened (become brighter), but soon began to develop a kink in them and rather swiftly faded from view. All of this activity is driven by strong magnetic forces associated with the active regions. The images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.

https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21838

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  • Title: Kinked Loop Stretching Between Two Active Regions
  • Creator: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory
  • Date Created: 2017-07-25
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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