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Sit Back and Let the Cascading Magnetic Arches on the Sun Be Your Moment of Zen for the Day

What are these glorious golden space swirls? According to NASA, who captured this video with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), this happened when a dark solar filament erupted and caused a chain reaction.They call these cascading magnetic arches because what you see here is a lot of particles spinning around the sun’s magnetic field lines.

Here’s a video where you can see what a dark solar filament looks like. The darker area, almost in the shape of a circle is it. Filaments are plasma held above the sun’s surface by magnetic forces.

 

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