Sun’s Dancing Magnetic Waves

May 1, 2018 3:54 pm Last Updated: May 4, 2018 9:55 am

A new NASA video shows an active region of the sun taken April 24-26.

NASA published a video of the sun’s tangled magnetic field lines swaying and twisting when viewed in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.

Charged particles spinning along the field lines are what illuminate them.

No significant solar storm eruption occurred, but it may still happen.

 

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA via Storyful