Solar flares riddle

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Above the photosphere is the chromosphere and above that, the corona. Sometimes our sun sends out big, bright fire loops reaching high up into the corona. What is this called?
 

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BoulderHead
I believe they are called solar flares.

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I believe the official, technical term is: loopy sun beams.
 
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Claude Bile
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Prominences?
 
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Robert Zaleski
coronal loops
 
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Aurora Borealis
 
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magnetic loops
 
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Claude Bile gets the point!
 

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