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2016 February 23

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Lassoing an Active Region

Hot X-ray loops sidle toward the active region sigmoid in AR12491 lassoing the sigmoid via magnetic reconnection. The recently emerged region, just south of Hinode XRT's field-of-view, slowly extends two rope-like loops that eventually wrap around both ends of AR12491.

The two regions then begin their tug of war.

Keywords: Focus Mode, AR Tracking
Filters: thin_Be

(Prepared by Patricia Jibben)

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