A large solar prominence (left limb of the Sun) hovers for hours before launching into space.
A large solar prominence, caught in a tug-of-war between solar gravity pulling it downward and magnetic gradients lifting upward, hovers over the limb of the Sun (left) before eventually launching into space.
Data Used: SDO/AIA/304 Filter
2013-07-01T15:00 - 2013-07-01T23:00
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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 22.214.171.124.0