(via Solar purrominence | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine)
Yes, that cat-looking solar prominence is from Alan Friedman, who seems to be getting all the best pictures of ionized gasses flowing along magnetic force lines on the sun.
For a size reminder, here’s the same picture with Earth at relative size:

Yup, that’s an 80,000 kilometer kitty cat.

(via Solar purrominence | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine)

Yes, that cat-looking solar prominence is from Alan Friedman, who seems to be getting all the best pictures of ionized gasses flowing along magnetic force lines on the sun.

For a size reminder, here’s the same picture with Earth at relative size:

Yup, that’s an 80,000 kilometer kitty cat.

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