Everyone’s abuzz about what SDO is watching this morning: a huge solar prominence and filament wrapping partway around the southwestern hemisphere of the Sun, literally hundreds of thousands of miles long! This is a section of the latest image from SDO’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) 304 camera, which best captures details about the sun’s outer “surface”. Incredible!
Image courtesy SDO (NASA) and the AIA consortium. Edited by J. Major.
UPDATE: watch this in action below!
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