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2018 March 06

Hinode XRT Observes the Sun!
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The Winsome Candle Flame Cusp

The winsome candle flame cusp came to light after an A8.9 flare in AR 12700. The cusp is a sign that magnetic reconnection is ongoing in the flare loops. After the cusp fades a bright sigmoid forms, indicating this youthful active region will release more flares.

Keywords: Flare, Sigmoid, Cusp
Filters: thin_Be

(Prepared by Patricia Jibben)

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