coronal rain

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Globules of gas seen in Hα light descending along curved paths to the chromosphere. They are the final stage in the development of loop prominences, which are produced by a large flare on the Sun's limb. Several hours after the flare has occurred, the prominence breaks up into fragments which descend along the outline of the now-invisible loop as coronal rain.

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