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On the Magnetic Nature of an Exploding Granule as Revealed by Sunrise/IMaX

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Solanki,  Sami K.
Department Sun and Heliosphere, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Max Planck Society;

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Riethmüller,  Tino
Department Sun and Heliosphere, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Max Planck Society;

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Guglielmino, S. L., Pillet, V. M., Cobo, B. R., Rubio, L. R. B., Iniesta, J. C. d. T., Solanki, S. K., et al. (2020). On the Magnetic Nature of an Exploding Granule as Revealed by Sunrise/IMaX. The Astrophysical Journal, 896(1): 62. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab917b.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0006-C86C-0
Abstract
We study the photospheric evolution of an exploding granule observed in the quiet Sun at high spatial (~0farcs3) and temporal (31.5 s) resolution by the imaging magnetograph Sunrise/IMaX in 2009 June. These observations show that the exploding granule is cospatial to a magnetic flux emergence event occurring at mesogranular scale (up to ~12 Mm2 area). Using a modified version of the SIR code for inverting the IMaX spectropolarimetric measurements, we obtain information about the magnetic configuration of this photospheric feature. In particular, we find evidence of highly inclined emerging fields in the structure, carrying a magnetic flux content up to ~4 × 1018 Mx. The balance between gas and magnetic pressure in the region of flux emergence, compared with a very quiet region of the Sun, indicates that the additional pressure carried by the emerging flux increases the total pressure by about 5% and appears to allow the granulation to be modified, as predicted by numerical simulations. The overall characteristics suggest that a multipolar structure emerges into the photosphere, resembling an almost horizontal flux sheet. This seems to be associated with exploding granules. Finally, we discuss the origin of such flux emergence events.