From Earth to the Universe: Picture of the day


SOLAR PROMINENCE

Solar prominences, or eruptions, are confined in and around the thin layer above the Sun's surface by magnetic fields. Prominences interact with the rest of the Sun's global magnetic field causing them to be suspended above the Sun.

Credit: Alan Friedman.

In 2009, the "From Earth to the Universe" project brought astronomy to millions of people around the world. Take a tour of just some of the locations in a short video on the FETTU Highlights page.