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 a color version.

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

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