When it Begins to Rain on the Surface of the Sun
Rain on the Surface of the Sun ( TeK-THinK) –
What happens on the surface of the sun affects us all here on earth in one way or another, so when NASA says that something unusual is happening with our own big ball of fire we pay attention.
This solar flare occurred on July 19, 2012, when an eruption occurred on the sun that produced three.major solar flares.
First, a moderately powerful solar flare exploded on the sun’s lower right hand limb, sending out light and radiation.
Then came a CME, which shot off to the right out into space.
And then, the sun treated viewers to one of its dazzling magnetic displays — a phenomenon known as coronal rain.
According to NASA records:
Over the course of the next day, hot plasma in the corona cooled and condensed along strong magnetic fields in the region. Magnetic fields, themselves, are invisible, but the charged plasma is forced to move along the lines, showing up brightly in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength of 304 Angstroms, which highlights material at a temperature of about 50,000 Kelvin. This plasma acts as a tracer, helping scientists watch the dance of magnetic fields on the sun, outlining the fields as it slowly falls back to the solar surface.