In this herky jerky little animation, a towering prominence 100,000 miles high collapses into the solar chromosphere. Elapsed time… 30 minutes! More on this eruptive prominence here.
I was testing a new camera on the sun this morning. The clouds rolled in and I was getting ready to roll out, when through the clouds I saw a BIG prominence unfurling and being hurled out into space. A total of seven minutes elapsed between these two pictures. More info here.
From Russia with Love
Received these as a thank you gift for helping judge an astrophotography contest in Russia… the smartest matryoshka dolls ever. There will be a quiz tomorrow.