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Solar prominences are caused by the same magnetic forces that can lead to solar flares and CMEs, although how the phenomenon is formed remains unknown, according to (http://www.
Evolution of solar activity is also visible on the solar limb in the form of plasma structures known as prominences that hover, quiver, and occasionally erupt into space.
A loop prominence was seen on the SE limb on Aug 20 which developed into a series of tall spikes on Aug 21.
Prominences are-relatively-cold gaseous features, with temperatures around 5,000 degrees Celsius compared to the surrounding the hot solar atmosphere of about 1-2 million degrees.
Amazing video shot on Monday by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a gigantic solar prominence erupting on the Sun.
There's no comparison in grandeur between such pip-squeak arcs and the mighty solar prominences that Bellan is trying to replicate.
Prominences can last anywhere from minutes to months and can change appearance rapidly, depending on the stability of the magnetic fields holding them aloft.
The difficulty lies in understanding how solar prominences condense from the sun's corona.
Two bright complex prominences were seen on the E limb on May 1, also described as a loop by some observers, and a striking loop prominence was seen on the NE limb on May 2.
Sun Fire "COVER: This fine hedgerow prominence on the edge of the sun was photo.
ComfortZone Gelliners have maximum conformability and quickly adapt to the contours of bony prominences.
Many physicists have believed that when solar prominences -- masses of gas suspended over the sun's surface -- leap into space, the ones stretching out by more than about half the sun's 700,000-mile radius either detach and keep going, or else simply disappear.