NASA video: Magnetic loops, front and right

NASA video: Magnetic loops, front and right
Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

Two active regions sported coils of bundled, magnetic loops spiraling above them (Nov. 11-12, 2015) over 16 hours.

Charged particles spinning along the show up as bright lines when viewed in this 171 Angstrom wavelength of .

About half way through the video clip a small eruption from the active region near the center caused the coils to rise up and become brighter as the region re-organized its magnetic field.


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