Alan Friedman
Image taken:
Jun. 11, 2010
Location:
downtown Buffalo, NY
Details:
An early morning look at the sun inspired me to take out my camera and record this delicate but impressively sized prominence - it's fine tendrils just barely tethering it to the solar limb. The surface of the chromosphere is rendered in reverse, making the active region appear as a black hole with plasma eruption.
 
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