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2015 November 24

Click for movie. Also available on YouTube.

The Cornucopia Flare

In late September of this year, Hinode XRT was tracking an active region (AR 12420) when a C8.8 flare erupted generating the cusp-shaped arcade you see here. The cusp shape is common for solar flares and we have numerous XPOWs showcasing these beautiful events. To learn more click on the keyword below.

To create this movie, I rotated the images. You can see the original orientation of the flare here.

Keywords: Cusp, Flare
Filters: Be_thin

(Prepared by Patricia Jibben)

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