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Proliferating Solar Loops

October 20, 2012

Dozens of loops gyrated above several active regions as they were rotating into view (Oct. 13-17, 2012). When viewed in extreme ultraviolet light, the dancing loops of competing and connecting magnetic field lines become visible. Two minor eruptions can be observed at the upper left area.

Credit: NASA SDO