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Magnetic Arcade

(series of arch-like magnetic flux lines on the Sun)

A Magnetic Arcade is a tube-like configuration of Magnetic Flux topology associated with some Coronal Mass Ejections. It consists of Flux lines arching off the Sun and back arranged in a series so as to form an "arcade" appearance. The topology can lead to Magnetic Reconnection and Solar Flares.


(MHD,Sun,magnetism)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_flare

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