prom sprout

Most of the movement in this 3 minute stop action movie is not on the sun, but in the turbulence of the earth's atmosphere. But the small prominence sprouting at the lower right is really moving... covering 2 earth diameters in 3 minutes. That's more than 300,000 miles per hour!

A wide field view of today's sun can be seen here.

June 11, 2010/ captured with Little Big Man, PGR Scorpion camera

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