Tag Archives: active region

119. Roles of Photospheric Motions and Flux Emergence in the Major Solar Eruption on 2017 September 6

Contributed by Rui Wang. Posted on January 31, 2019

Both magnetic flux emergence and shearing flows occurred before the X9.3 flare on 2017 September 6. This analysis shows that shearing flows played a more significant role in leading to the helicity and electric currents buildup before the major eruption.

97. Successive X-class Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections Driven by Shearing Motion and Sunspot Rotation in Active Region NOAA 12673

Contributed by Xiaoli Yan. Posted on April 26, 2018

Shearing motions and sunspot rotations found in NOAA AR 12673 are believed to lead the free energy buildup and flux rope formation, which are responsible for the two successive X-class flares.

92. Photospheric Magnetic Properties of Active Regions: Br or Blos?

Contributed by Jordan A. Guerra Aguilera. Posted on March 26, 2018

The majority of flare forecasting methods rely on observations of magnetic field on the Sun’s surface, but which observable, Br or Blos, is a better predictor? Through comparing a few magnetic properties derived from both observables, this nugget gives some suggestion.

79. Homologous Circular-Ribbon Flares Driven by Twisted Flux Emergence

Contributed by Zhi Xu. Posted on December 18, 2017

Two homologous circular-ribbon flares associated with two filament eruptions were observed and analyzed. The emergence of magnetic flux ropes helped to inject free energy into the region and drive the magnetic reconnection above it.