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    Magnetic loops towering over the sun's NE limb

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    • FR33Q

      RETURN OF THE SUNSPOT: Sunspot AR1429, the source of many strong flares and geomagnetic storms earlier this month, is about to re-appear following a two-week trip around the backside of the sun. Magnetic loops towering over the sun's NE limb herald the sunspot's approach

    • Leslie Diffin

      Earlier today, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed plumes of plasma rising and falling over the limb. Moreover, a pair of solar flares (C5- and C7-class) in the sunspot's towering magnetic canopy caused waves of ionization to ripple through the high atmosphere over Europe. These events suggest the region is still active.

    • Sue Stich

      Magnetic loops towering over the sun's NE limb

    • Michael Egan

      solar flares from sun spot activity 3/28/12

    • Allie Frazier

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