prominence

Enjoy This Eye-Meltingly Awesome Photo of Our Sun

Here's yet another glorious photo of our home star, captured and processed by New York artist and photographer Alan Friedman on…

8 years ago

A Stunning Image of our Home Star

Active regions 2108 and 2109 are now passing around the limb of the Sun, but not before solar photography specialist Alan…

8 years ago

Watch the Rise and Fall of a Towering Inferno on the Sun

Caught on camera by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, a prominence blazes hundreds of thousands of miles out from the Sun's surface (i.e.,…

8 years ago

Watch the Sun Split Apart

Here's your amazing oh-my-gosh-space-is-so-cool video of the day -- a "canyon of fire" forming on the Sun after the liftoff…

9 years ago

A Branching “Tree” of Solar Plasma

Hydrogen-alpha photo of the Sun by Alan Friedman An enormous tree-shaped prominence spreads its "branches" tens of thousands of miles…

10 years ago

STEREO Spots a CME Soaring Into Space

Press "play." Say "wow." The enormous eruption of a solar prominence and resulting coronal mass ejection (CME) back on August…

10 years ago

Super Moon? How About a Super Sun!

[/caption] On May 5, 2012, while everyone else was waiting for the "Super Moon" astrophotographer Alan Friedman was out capturing…

10 years ago

Twisting and Eclipsing on the Sun

A video posted today by the team at NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows two recent events on the Sun: a…

11 years ago

Solar Explosions Spark Controversy

[/caption] Nowhere in the Solar System are conditions more extreme than the Sun. Every second it converts millions of tons…

12 years ago