File:Solar Cycle Ramping Up, Three Years in Seconds -Hinode XRT-.webm

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This movie shows XRT's view of the Sun over the last three years. The ~27 day rotation period whirls by in seconds, showing the increase in solar activity as we approach the maximum of a roughly 11 year cycle in 2013 (though the current cycle has been atypical of the canonical picture). The structure of the corona, seen here, is determined largely by the emergence of magnetic fields into the solar atmosphere as they well up from the Sun's interior, a result of the solar dynamo.

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Hinode is a Japanese mission developed and launched by ISAS/JAXA, with NAOJ as domestic partner and NASA and STFC (UK) as international partners. It is operated by these agencies in co-operation with ESA and the NSC (Norway).



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