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2016 April 26

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Hot Loop Causes Heat Wave in the South

A long, bright loop wraps around the southeast (lower left) limb of the Sun. This bright loop is extremely hot and it's sudden appearance causes a slow moving million degree heat wave to cross the south. Just north of the heat wave is a nice cool coronal hole.

The Hinode XRT takes daily synoptic images to study large scale phenomena in the solar corona. You can find images at Synoptic Composite Image Archive (SCIA).

Keywords: Filament, Synoptic
Filters: thin_Be

(Prepared by Patricia Jibben)

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