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2015 April 07

Click for movie. Also available on YouTube.

X2.1 Flare

The active region AR12297 produced an X-flare on 11 March 2015. Just a few days before this region produced a spectacular candle flame cusp. Early on in the movie we see plasma being shot away from the active region. Then a small loop gets so bright that it saturates XRT's camera. Within an hour the region is quiet again as loops begin to fill with hot plasma. Later that day, the region produced several more flares as it reorients itself into a simpler configuration.

Keywords: Flare, AR Tracking
Filters: med_Be

(Prepared by Patricia Jibben)

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