NASA Solar Flare Resembles Waterfall (2012)

NASA Solar Flare Resembles Waterfall (2012)

Raining Loops on the Sun On July
19, 2012, an eruption occurred on the sun that produced a moderately 
powerful solar flare and a dazzling magnetic display known as coronal 
rain. Hot plasma in the corona cooled and condensed along strong 
magnetic fields in the region. Magnetic fields, are invisible, but the 
charged plasma is forced to move along the lines, showing up brightly in
the extreme ultraviolet wavelength of 304 Angstroms, and outlining the 
fields as it slowly falls back to the solar surface. Music: 
“Thunderbolt” by Lars Leonhard, courtesy of artist.

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