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Evidence of external reconnection between an erupting mini-filament and ambient loops observed by Solar Orbiter/EUI

Li, ZF; Cheng, X; Ding, MD; Chitta, LP; Peter, H; Berghmans, D; Smith, PJ; ... Rodriguez, L; + view all (2023) Evidence of external reconnection between an erupting mini-filament and ambient loops observed by Solar Orbiter/EUI. Astronomy & Astrophysics , 673 A83-A83. 10.1051/0004-6361/202245814. Green open access

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Abstract

Mini-filament eruptions are one of the most common small-scale transients in the solar atmosphere. However, their eruption mechanisms are still not understood thoroughly. Here, with a combination of 174 Å images of high spatio-temporal resolution taken by the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager on board Solar Orbiter and images of the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on board Solar Dynamics Observatory, we investigate in detail an erupting mini-filament over a weak magnetic field region on 2022 March 4. Two bright ribbons clearly appeared underneath the erupting mini-filament as it quickly ascended, and subsequently, some dark materials blew out when the erupting mini-filament interacted with the outer ambient loops, thus forming a blowout jet characterized by a widening spire. At the same time, multiple small bright blobs of 1−2 Mm appeared at the interaction region and propagated along the post-eruption loops toward the footpoints of the erupting fluxes at a speed of ∼100 km s−1. They also caused a semi-circular brightening structure. Based on these features, we suggest that the mini-filament eruption first experiences internal and then external reconnection, the latter of which mainly transfers mass and magnetic flux of the erupting mini-filament to the ambient corona.

Type: Article
Title: Evidence of external reconnection between an erupting mini-filament and ambient loops observed by Solar Orbiter/EUI
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202245814
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202245814
Language: English
Additional information: © The Authors 2023. Open Access article, published by EDP Sciences, under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0).
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Space and Climate Physics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10169807
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