filament channel

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Term: filament channel

A broad pattern of fibrils in the chromosphere, marking a portion of a magnetic polarity inversion line where a filament may soon form or where a filament recently disappeared.  Filament channels are frequently observed in soft x-rays images as dark lanes.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan