PIA20048: Active Regions Blossoming
Target Name: Sol (our sun)
Mission: SDO
Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
Product Size: 720 x 720 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: SDO
Full-Res TIFF: PIA20048.tif (1.494 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA20048.jpg (61.29 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

As a pair of active regions began to rotate into view, their towering magnetic field lines above them bloomed into a dazzling display of twisting arches (Oct. 27-28, 2015). Some of the lines reached over and connected with the neighboring active region. Active regions are usually the source of solar storms. The images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.

Movie
PIA20048_ARedge171_big.mp4
PIA20048_ARedge171_sm.mp4

SDO is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Its Atmosphere Imaging Assembly was built by the Lockheed Martin Solar Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL), Palo Alto, California.

Image Credit:
NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory

Image Addition Date:
2015-10-28