Benz, A. O., "Flare Observations," Living Rev. Solar Phys. 5, (2008), 1 Living Reviews
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This is the standard reconnection model of a solar flare, nicely rendered in color. See CSHKP. Probably the label "coronal X-ray footpoint" at the bottom should really read "chromospheric X-ray footpoint."
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