Solar prominence caught by NASA cameras

Caught on Camera

POSTED: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 5:04am

NASA shared some actual video of what's called solar prominence. It was recorded on Monday.

A solar prominence is a large bright feature that extends outward from the sun's surface.

NASA said such eruptions are often associated with solar flares. In this case, a medium-sized flare occurred at the same time as the prominence.

It was captured from the left side of the sun by a NASA satellite that's part of the solar dynamics observatory.

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