The sun today is quite good


The sun is ramping up and offers are rare view today of a large prominence rising off the surface at only a slight vertical angle directly below the observer. You can see the 3D structure from the base on the surface of the sun to the tip of the prom. Normally you see the proms in profile coming off the limb or as filaments that look like lines on the surface of the sun. This one is at the perfect angle to see the entire structure from bottom to top only slightly off vertical. A very 3D effect due to fortunate position.