Moreton wave

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Term: Moreton wave

A wave disturbance (also known as a flare blast wave) generated by large flares, which is seen to propagate horizontally across the disk of the Sun at a typical velocity of about 1000 km/s. Its presence is more visible in wings of the H-alpha line.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan