Solar Prominences During Eclipse

Solar Prominences During Eclipse

Solar Prominences During the August 21, 2017, Solar Eclipse

During the total eclipse of the Sun on August 21, 2017, solar prominences were visible on the limb of the Sun. A solar prominence is glowing plasma - hot electrically charged hydrogen and helium gas. The electrically charged plasma flows along magnetic fields generated by the Sun. The solar prominences seen in this photograph extend hundreds of thousands of miles from the surface of the Sun into the corona.

This photograph was taken using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera and a 300mm telephoto lens. The total eclipse was observed from Madras, Oregon.

Solar Eclipse
August 21, 2017
Photo by Sid Leach
Madras, Oregon

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