(via The delicate tendrils of a solar dragon | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine)
Filtering for warm hydrogen and flipping the color of the Sun’s disk allows a photographer to capture a lot of the contrast with the activity on the corona. In this case, a solar prominence throws a hundred billion tons of matter off the surface along magnetic field lines and creates this dragon-like effect.

(via The delicate tendrils of a solar dragon | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine)

Filtering for warm hydrogen and flipping the color of the Sun’s disk allows a photographer to capture a lot of the contrast with the activity on the corona. In this case, a solar prominence throws a hundred billion tons of matter off the surface along magnetic field lines and creates this dragon-like effect.

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