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Questions concerning the existence of sympathetic flares


Earlier results concerning sympathetic flares - physically related flares occurring in different active regions practically in the same time - and time-correlated radio bursts are compared with magnetic situation in active regions with related flaring and with the history and dynamics of its development. We found observational evidence abou the reality of sympathetic flares, demonstrating also that active regions in which they appear are physically related through common dynamical elements in which the evolution of their magnetic fields goes parallel. Such a process may sometimes occupy a very large volume of the photosphere and we believe that it might be related to the large-scale convective motions.

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Bumba, V., Klvaňa, M. Questions concerning the existence of sympathetic flares. Astrophys Space Sci 199, 45–52 (1993).

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  • Magnetic Field
  • Flare
  • Active Region
  • Large Volume
  • Early Result