cinco de mayo

High five on the fifth of May... a grand new active region rotating into view, a massive prominence unleashed and blown away by the solar wind, handsome sunspot 1471, some wonderful filaments arching across the chromosphere... and clear skies to enjoy all of the above. A fantastic day to observe the sun. Here is moon colored version. A close-up view in white light of active region 1476, seen rotating into view at the left limb.

This image was blogged by Jason Major on Universe Today and by Phil Plait, the bad astronomer at Discover

May 5, 2012/ captured with Little Big Man, PGR Grasshopper camera

© Alan Friedman | all rights reserved