August 2013: SDO Observes Large Coronal Hole

  • Released Friday, September 20th, 2013
  • Updated Friday, August 25th, 2023 at 12:04AM
  • ID: 4101

On the Sun, coronal holes represent regions where the solar magnetic field does not connect back to the Sun. In these cases, the magnetic field guides the charged particles of the solar wind into distant space, forming the fast solar wind.


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SDO AIA 193 (A.K.A. 193 Filter) (Collected with the AIA sensor)

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