(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.
Short URL for this post: http://tmblr.co/ZvR1jxAbm5Hu