Magnetic Loops on the Sun

Two active regions sprout arches of bundled magnetic loops in this video from the Solar Dynamics Observatory taken on 11 and 12 November, 2015. Charged particles move along the magnetic field, tracing out bright lines as they emit light in extreme ultraviolet light. Around the middle of the video, a small eruption from the active region near the center causes the coils to rise up and become brighter as the magnetic field realigns.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukvf8fF_M08]

Video Credit: NASA

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