PIA18139: Sole Active Region in Profile
 Target Name:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  SDO
 Instrument:  Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
 Product Size:  1668 x 1668 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  SDO
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA18139.tif (4.272 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA18139.jpg (150.1 kB)

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The Sun's rotation brought a new active region into view, revealing the dynamic arches and twisting streams of its magnetic field (Oct. 10-11, 2018). A new active region is becoming more of a rare sight, as the Sun is currently approaching solar minimum -- the point of the 11-year solar cycle when activity is most reduced. The video clip, showing images taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light covers 33 hours and consists of over 500 frames (i.e., one frame selected every 4 minutes).


SDO is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Its Atmosphere Imaging Assembly was built by the Lockheed Martin Solar Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL), Palo Alto, California.

Image Credit:
NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory

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