Fibrils on the surface of the Sun: Photo

Fibrils on the surface of the Sun: Photo

This image is not actually made in a botanical garden, but is an area of ​​strong magnetic fields on the surface of the sun.

A structure that looks like the petals of a plant that blooms from the center of the image is known as fibrils. They are tubes of hot plasma, some of which are larger than those of the Earth.

The fibrils in the center are drawn straight out, while the surrounding area is more twisted.

When fibrils begin to emerge on the surface of the Sun, they are called “spicules”.

Each fibril lasts about 15 to 20 minutes, the plasma in them moves at a speed of more than 20 kilometers per second and reaches up to ten thousand kilometers in height.

The image shows an active solar region of 2177. The image was created by astro-photographer Alan Friedman, who used data provided by the Big Bear Solar Observatory in New Jersey.

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