The Sun

Submitted by swingin

The first 2 pictures are a fast moving prom, it got so big I removed the camera and the daughter & I watched it through the eyepiece, it got almost 3 times bigger than the pic's. You could almost see it grow with your own eyes it moved so fast. I'm not to savy on what type of prom, flare, filament, CME it actually is, but feel free to clarify if you know.

One thing about our nearest star is that every day it changes, unlike the night sky, enjoy.

All taken with a Coronado Solarmax II 90 from my back yard, Gig Harbor WA

Submitted by jimwcoleman on Sat, 09/03/2016 - 15:20

That's an incredible prominence. I've never actually seen one, so I didn't know you could actually watch and see motion over a viewing session! Love the pics!


Submitted by swingin on Sat, 09/03/2016 - 15:36

Our eyes can't really see it moving, not from 93 million miles away, but it sure can detect the size getting bigger with each glance. It was amazing to watch. Some of it actually lifted off the sun. A sight the daughter & I will never forget to be sure.. Glad you like it.


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