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Pick of The Week

A Day in the Life of an Active Region (December 31, 2003)

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This close-up video clip taken for 24 hours on 25 December 2003 follows the frenetic spinning and twisting of magnetic filed lines above a good-sized active region. While no large solar storms emerged during this day (or even during the next week of activity), it is clear that the dynamic activity maintained its rapid pace throughout the day. Since this was the strongest region on the Sun at the time, scientists were tracking this area closely. The images were taken in extreme ultraviolet light.

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