Supplementary Materials

Probing the Solar Magnetic Field with a Sun-Grazing Comet

Cooper Downs, Jon A. Linker, Zoran Mikić, Pete Riley, Carolus J. Schrijver, Pascal Saint-Hilaire

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Movies S1
Base ratio processed AIA 171Å observations of Comet Lovejoy's ingress into the corona before perihelion. The magenta arc indicates the orbital trajectory and the intersection of the horizontal and vertical lines indicates the predicted position of the comet nucleus at the observation time.
Movie S2
Base ratio processed EUVI-A 171Å observations of Comet Lovejoy's perihelion passage. The magenta arc indicates the orbital trajectory and the intersection of the horizontal and vertical lines indicates the predicted position of the comet nucleus at the observation time.
Movie S3
Base ratio processed EUVI-B 171Å observations of Comet Lovejoy's perihelion passage. The magenta arc indicates the orbital trajectory and the intersection of the horizontal and vertical lines indicates the predicted position of the comet nucleus at the observation time.
Movie S4
Base ratio processed AIA 171Å observations of Comet Lovejoy's egress from the corona after perihelion. The magenta arc indicates the orbital trajectory and the intersection of the horizontal and vertical lines indicates the predicted position of the comet nucleus at the observation time.
Movie S5
Visualization of the dynamical tail model applied to the MHD solution overlaid over AIA observations of the ingress. As described in Section S2 and Fig. S4, the colored dots follow the predicted tail motion once the comet has passed.
Movie S6
Visualization of the dynamical tail model applied to the MHD solution overlaid over EUVI-A observations of perihelion. As described in Section S2 and Fig. S4, the colored dots follow the predicted tail motion once the comet has passed.
Movie S7
Visualization of the dynamical tail model applied to the MHD solution overlaid over EUVI-B observations of perihelion. As described in Section S2 and Fig. S4, the colored dots follow the predicted tail motion once the comet has passed.
Movie S8
Visualization of the dynamical tail model applied to the MHD solution overlaid over AIA observations of the egress. As described in Section S2 and Fig. S4, the colored dots follow the predicted tail motion once the comet has passed.