The biggest golden arch in the universe: Nasa spots towering filament that dwarfs Earth spewing from the sun's surface
A hypnotic new animation from Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory reveals the massive arches over the sun’s surface as solar material spews along magnetic field lines.
The imagery illustrates the behavior on Sept 29 over an active region – areas of intense and complex magnetic fields.
And as the magnetic fields created brilliant arches on the sun, solar activity produced dazzling effects that could be seen that same day down on Earth as well, lighting the northern skies with the Aurora Borealis.
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