NASA's SDO captures unraveling solar prominence in new video

NASA has released yet another stunning video of the sun on Wednesday captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO on February 3, 2016.

As seen in this video, an elongated solar prominence rose up above the sun’s surface and slowly unraveled on February 3.

According to NASA, prominences, also known as filaments when seen over the sun’s limb, are clouds of solar material suspended above the sun’s surface by the solar magnetic field – the same complex magnetism that drives solar events like flares and coronal mass ejections.

The sun appears to move in the last few seconds of the video because SDO was performing a guide telescope calibration, added NASA.

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