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magnetic arcade

(solar arcade)
(series of arch-like magnetic flux lines on the Sun)

A magnetic arcade (or solar arcade) is a tube-like configuration of magnetic flux topology associated with some coronal mass ejections. It consists of flux lines arching off the Sun and back that can glow (coronal loops) arranged in a series so as to form an "arcade" appearance. The topology can lead to magnetic reconnection and solar flares.


(MHD,Sun,magnetism,corona)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_flare
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronal_loop
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap000720.html

Referenced by pages:
Sun surface features

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