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2017 March 07

Hinode XRT Observes the Sun
Click for movie. Also available on YouTube.


Catching Fire

Hinode XRT observed this unnamed region for several days back in early August 2016. At the beginning of the movie there is a brilliant flash of X-rays and the area quickly dims with periodic flashes of light until all that is left is a few dim loops. But then a small dot of X-rays appears and grows brighter until it saturates XRT's camera.

Newly emerged magnetic flux caused this seemingly tired region to catch fire showing it was full of vim an vigor.

Keywords: Emerging Flux, Active Region
Filters: Be_thin



(Prepared by Patricia Jibben)

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