IRIS Movie of the Day
At least once a week a movie of the Sun taken by NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) is posted by one of the scientists operating the instrument.
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25 Jan 2019
Double solar flare
Credit: IRIS, LMSAL/NASA, Roy Smart
Solar flares are violent releases of energy from the Sun's magnetic field. This example shows two coupled regions that flare simultaneously.