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2016 October 04

Click for movie. Also available on YouTube.

Magnetic Domes, Loops, and Lines

Near the beginning of this movie, Hinode XRT observes an interesting loop dome that forms just above the east limb. A small flare happens behind the limb and hot X-rays are ejected along magnetic field lines, briefly highlighting their structure.

Immediately after, you eye is drawn toward the disk where several streaks of bright X-rays shoot away from the Sun. These X-ray jets are also caused by magnetic reconnection and by the looks of it, these magnetic structures are very different.

Keywords: Full Disk, Jet
Filters: thin_Be

(Prepared by Patricia Jibben)

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