Friday, 31 August 2012

AR11562, AR11563 & The Giant Filament - 31st August

ar11562 ar11563 by Mark Townley
ar11562 ar11563, a photo by Mark Townley on Flickr.

There's so much going on in such a small bit of sun in this picture; 2 named active regions, one as yet unnamed active region - all 3 ACTIVE aswell! Not to mention the huge filament that has been gracing the sun for several days now. Shortly after taking this picture the magnetic field lines that hold the cool plasma that is the filament snapped and launched this cloud of plasma out into space. This should be an intersting area of sun to watch develop in the coming days. Taken with the 127mm @ 1900mm fl DMK31.