Solar prominence

   Physics | Posted on March 15, 2019

This image of a solar prominence was taken at the Kingman Observatory on March 8, 2019. Carson O'Ffill, junior chemical engineering major, used an 8" reflector telescope with a light-limiting red filter to highlight the Sun's chromosphere. A solar prominence is material ejected from the Sun's surface and is roughly the size of the Earth. The textured appearance of the Sun's surface is due to hot rising gases.

   Kelly Youngberg