Here we have three mini-events, observed between the 20th and 27th of
January, that each show plasma flowing along magnetic field lines. The flows are
initiated by so-called "jets", which likely occur as a result of
magnetic reconnection between
the overlying loop system and new flux
welling up from beneath the surface. As new loops
they may collide, or reconnect, with existing the field lines.
energy, alters the structure of the field, and allows plasma to stream out along the overlying
loops. Material may be sent out into space, to some distant part of the Sun, or just along a
nearby loop as we see with these examples.
A schematic of this model can be found
Keywords: Jet, Limb