Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 103–109 | Cite as

Non-homogeneous Behaviour of the Spatial Distribution of Macrospicules

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Abstract

In this paper the longitudinal and latitudinal spatial distribution of macrospicules is examined. We found a statistical relationship between the active longitude (determined by sunspot groups) and the longitudinal distribution of macrospicules. This distribution of macrospicules shows an inhomogeneity and non-axisymmetrical behaviour in the time interval between June 2010 and December 2012, covered by observations of the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) satellite. The enhanced positions of the activity and its time variation have been calculated. The migration of the longitudinal distribution of macrospicules shows a similar behaviour to that of the sunspot groups.

Keywords

Active longitude—macrospicules. 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Debrecen Heliophysical Observatory, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth SciencesHungarian Academy of SciencesDebrecenHungary.
  2. 2.Solar Physics and Space Plasmas Research Centre (SP2RC)University of SheffieldSheffieldUK.

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