May 31, 2017

Hedgerow Prominence

Hedgerow Prominence

A solar prominence at the sun's edge put on quite a display of plasma being pushed and pulled by unstable magnetic fields (May 22-24, 2017). We call them hedgerow prominences because they look somewhat like a hedge of bushes. This is one of the better examples of this type of solar phenomenon than any we have seen in quite some time.

Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory
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