A Solar “Danse Macabre”

Dark prominences swap material on the Sun on March 27-28, 2012. (NASA/SDO)

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a video on March 27 – 28 showing two large areas of “dark” plasma on the Sun’s limb, twisting and spiraling in our star’s complex magnetic field. The southern region bears an uncanny resemblance to three figures swaying to some spooky, unheard music… a real “danse macabre” on the Sun!

Watch the video here.


About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on April 4, 2012, in sun and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Unbelievable. Amazing that we can take what is happening on the sun and compress it into human terms.


  2. Wow! That’s a truly amazing image! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  3. the sun is a unknown burst of energy that one day might surprise us all xjen


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