ProminenceWednesday, August 8, 2012: STEREO (Behind) spacecraft caught this large solar prominence in extreme UV light, rising and breaking apart as it flew off into space on July 27-28, 2012. Soon after that, an active region near the sun’s edge spurted at least 10 flares in rapid succession.
Credit: SOHO/ESA/NASA

ProminenceWednesday, August 8, 2012: STEREO (Behind) spacecraft caught this large solar prominence in extreme UV light, rising and breaking apart as it flew off into space on July 27-28, 2012. Soon after that, an active region near the sun’s edge spurted at least 10 flares in rapid succession.

Credit: SOHO/ESA/NASA