coronal rain

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Term: coronal rain

Material condensing in the corona and appearing to rain down into the chromosphere as observed in H-alpha at the solar limb.  Rarely observed and usually seen following the impulsive phase of a large limb flare.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan