Earth for Scale
Huge Prominence
Earth for Scale

Earth for Scale

Courtesy of NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, SDO

http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/main.php?v=item&id=10


A solar prominence is a huge cloud of cool, dense plasma that extends in the Sun's corona. Prominences follow the Sun's magnetic field. Earth is superimposed on this image for scale.