Somehow I missed this first time around… beep beep!
terrapinstation asked: Re: High Priestess. What's the sphere in the background? It looks like earth but that seems impossible.
Thanks for your note… yes, the earth would be hard to photograph from my backyard! ;^)… just an earth sized reference added to help give a sense of scale of this massive prominence. Use it as a yardstick - 8000 miles in diameter.
The sun on Father’s Day was crawling with big, beautiful prominences. This delicate network of hydrogen plasma extends more than 100,000 miles above the solar surface.
The sun children… shown in positive light for a slightly different perspective.
Snake in the Grass
A long one… two hundred thousand miles, or thereabouts. wow.