Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 4 Fireworks!


This image shows a "bridge" running between two prominences on the edge of the sun.  There was lots to see on the sun today:  huge filaments, crackling active areas, and the gushing fireworks of prominences.  Here in Indiana, we're not allowed to set off personal fireworks due to the extreme heat and dryness (the heat index was over 100 degrees F when this pic was taken!), but with displays like this on our star, it's hard to be disappointed!