B. Hustus, J. Stetson
Image taken:
Oct. 2, 2008
South Portland, Maine
Solar active region 1007 brightened considerably today. Filaments traced the path of the magnetic activity of this AR. There was also a remarkably bright detached prom above the limb. Although the prom appears to be suspended in space, it is either being ejected from the sun at high speed (our space shuttle escapes our atmosphere by going 25,000 mph) or the hydrogen plasma may be "captured" by the sun's gravitational force; the tail on the prom suggests that it may be returning to the sun's limb.
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