Moving Magnetic Features Around a Pore

A. J. Kaithakkal, T. L. Riethmüller, S. K. Solanki, A. Lagg, P. Barthol, A. Gandorfer, Laurent Gizon, J. Hirzberger, M. Vannoort, J. Blanco Rodríguez, J. C.Del Toro Iniesta, D. Orozco Suárez, W. Schmidt, V. Martínez Pillet, M. Knölker

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Spectropolarimetric observations from Sunrise/IMaX, obtained in 2013 June, are used for a statistical analysis to determine the physical properties of moving magnetic features (MMFs) observed near a pore. MMFs of the same and opposite polarity, with respect to the pore, are found to stream from its border at an average speed of 1.3 km s-1 and 1.2 km s-1, respectively, with mainly same-polarity MMFs found further away from the pore. MMFs of both polarities are found to harbor rather weak, inclined magnetic fields. Opposite-polarity MMFs are blueshifted, whereas same-polarity MMFs do not show any preference for up- or downflows. Most of the MMFs are found to be of sub-arcsecond size and carry a mean flux of ∼1.2 × 1017 Mx.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number13
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017



  • Sun: magnetic fields
  • Sun: photosphere

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Kaithakkal, A. J., Riethmüller, T. L., Solanki, S. K., Lagg, A., Barthol, P., Gandorfer, A., Gizon, L., Hirzberger, J., Vannoort, M., Rodríguez, J. B., Iniesta, J. C. D. T., Suárez, D. O., Schmidt, W., Pillet, V. M., & Knölker, M. (2017). Moving Magnetic Features Around a Pore. Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 229(1), [13].