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2016 September 07

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Flare Cusp

This is the last flare that the very spunky active region 12473, popped off before it rotated behind the disk. This sped up movie shows large, bright, X-ray arches shrinking all the while small flares keep popping off at the base.

Keywords: Cusp, Flare
Filters: Be_thin

(Prepared by Patricia Jibben)

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