The sun sported four smallish prominences along its edge at about the same time (Dec. 12-14, 2018). They were at the positions of 2 o’clock, 5 o’clock, 7 o’clock, and 10 o’clock. The largest and most active of the prominences was at the 7 o’clock point. Prominences are clouds of charged particles suspended above the sun by magnetic forces. These were observed in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

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