Daryl Devore's Blog

Daryl Devore's Blog

Friday, 12 May 2017

Space - a photo of our Sun of my new weekly Fridays in Space.

(Lol - I made the photo large but I could have clicked on "original size".)

Week 2

  • NASA ID: PIA21604
  • Center: JPL
  • Secondary Creator Credit: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory
  • Date Created: 2017-05-01

The magnetic field lines between a pair of active regions formed a beautiful set of swaying arches rising up above them Apr. 24-26, 2017, as seen by NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory. The connection between opposing poles of polarity is visible in exquisite detail in this wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. What we are really seeing are charged particles spinning along the magnetic field lines. Other field lines are traced as they reach out in other directions as well. Videos can be seen at https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21604

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