PIA21583: Dynamic Loops in Profile
 Target Name:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  SDO
 Instrument:  Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
 Product Size:  2100 x 1181 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  SDO
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA21583.tif (4.186 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA21583.jpg (182.8 kB)

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As an active region rotated into view, we were able to observe well-defined magnetic loops gyrating above the sun (Mar, 23-24, 2017). These loops appear because charged particles spinning along the magnetic field lines above this active region are made visible in this wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. The video clip covers about a day and a half of activity.


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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