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2008 August 22

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A Very Frisky Patch of "Quiet" Sun (movie)
Usually the quiet Sun is just that. But one can sometimes find seemingly unremarkable patches of quiet Sun to be surprisingly variable. A time series of a small patch of quiet Sun (white box) on 22-Aug-2008 containing a rather unimpressive bright point displayed an impressive variety of phenomena over 6 hours (see movie) including emergences, submergences, loop motion and activation, brightenings/microflares, and flows. Who said the quiet Sun isn't active?

This movie is Quicktime format, and ~3MB now.

Keywords: Quiet Sun, Bright Point
Filters: Ti_poly

(prepared by S. Saar)

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