November 14, 2012
Streaming plasma rather gracefully traced magnetic field lines above an active region over a two-day period (Oct. 23-25, 2012). This close up presents a nice profile of the activity in the 304 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. Right after the video clip begins a solar flare erupts in a bright flash from the active region (whiter area) to the right of the arcing plasma. The darker red strand angling upwards from the lower part of the Sun is a solar pominence.
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