Friday, May 26, 2017
Cascading Post-coronal Loops - UNIVERSE
An active region that had just rotated into view blasted out a coronal mass ejection, which was immediately followed by a bright series of post-coronal loops seeking to reorganize that region's magnetic field (April 19, 2017).
The bright loops are actually charged particles spinning along the magnetic field lines. The action was captured in a combination of two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light over a period of about 20 hours. https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/potw/item/798
Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.