Coronal loops 30 times the size of earth above sun photosphere. Solar plasma loops are above the visible sun surface. The TRACE satellite recorded these in the extreme ultra-violet. Credit: NASA.
Motion of a Spinning Top
There are many forms and shapes of spinning tops, and they are put into motion in an interesting variety of ways. Some are spun by snap-twisting a center stem with your fingers and releasing. Others are spun using a cord. Regardless of how the tops are spun, they behave in a similar fashion.