A Backyard View of a Solar Prominence

Hydrogen-alpha photo of the Sun by Alan Friedman

An enormous tree-shaped prominence spreads its “branches” tens of thousands of miles above the Sun’s photosphere in this image, a section of a photo acquired in hydrogen alpha (Ha) by Alan Friedman last week from his backyard in Buffalo, NY. Writes Alan on his blog, “gotta love a sunny day in November!”

Check out the full image — along with an idea of just how big this “tree” actually is — here.

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Desktop astronomer, graphic designer and space news nut.

Posted on November 25, 2012, in sun and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This photo sounds like art ;-)
    Very beautiful image…
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)

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