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2016 November 08

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The Delightful Candle Flame Cusp

The active region 12542 has a filament that erupted causing a few B flares and this candle flame cusp. The cusp shape indicates magnetic reconnection is taking place within the cusp loops.

Hinode XRT observes many solar cusps and they range from the tiny Adorable Cusp Loop to the large scale Beautiful Candle Flame Cusp like the one presented here.

Keywords: Cusp
Filters: Al_poly

(Prepared by Patricia Jibben)

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