An Enormous 100,000km Solar Prominence!

On Saturday, June 17, at 12:44 pm (UTC-3), I had the incredible opportunity to capture a massive yet delicate solar prominence situated on the northwest limb of the sun. This extraordinary plasma formation soared to an impressive height of approximately 100,000 km, with a width spanning over 150,000 km. Although its appearance was brief, its grandeur left a lasting impression.

Within the solar disk, my observation revealed the presence of 8 active regions, each adorned with sunspots of varying sizes. Additionally, captivating prominences surrounded the sun, showcasing their captivating structures.

The art of solar observation and photography constantly holds surprises, and this event was truly breathtaking. Such a magnificent prominence serves as a reminder of the awe-inspiring phenomenon our sun can exhibit!

To capture this sight, I used a 90mm aperture Coronado SolarMax II telescope, paired with a Player One Saturn-M SQR camera.

Autore: Eduardo Schaberger Poupeau (sito)