Above image: A solar prominence imaged on May 27, 2014. At the bottom Earth and moon is shown to scale. Credit: NASA/SDO. Edited by J. Major.
The video, seen in a combination of two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, covers a little over two hours. This eruption was minor and such events occur almost every day on the sun and suggest the kind of dynamic activity being driven by powerful magnetic forces near the sun’s surface.