As of 18:49 UT today, a gigantic solar prominence was visible to the Solar Dynamics Observatory in the ultraviolet spectrum. Image Credit: SDO
The Solar Dynamics Observatory never fails to deliver absolutely stunning images from the Sun: as of 18:49 UT today, the above picture is what the Sun looked like in the ultraviolet spectrum. The prominence that you are seeing looping off the Sun is estimated at over 700,000 km across, which is about the radius of the entire Sun. Amazing!
You can head over to the Solar Dynamics Observatory site to watch this gigantic loop of solar plasma develop in real time.(…) Read the rest of Breaking News: Watch A Gigantic Looping Solar Prominence (291 words)
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