SOHO-EIT image at 171

SOHO-EIT image in resonance lines of eight and nine times ionized iron (Fe IX/X) at 171 Angstroms in the extreme ultraviolet, showing the solar corona at a temperature of about 1 million K. This image was recorded on 11 September 1997. It is dominated by two large active region systems, composed of numerous magnetic loops.

From the SOHO Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) Picture Gallery: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/EIT/

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