Solar Prominence – Sept 24, 2013

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These movies show the highly dynamic motions in solar prominences. The movie on the right side shows the prominence motions of material at 65,000K. The vertical stripe in the center of the image is the entrance slit for the spectrograph part of the instrument. The left movie shows the resulting spectrum of material at 10,000k. The changing thickness of the line shows shows area of moving material and flows throughout the prominence and enables us to build up a 3 dimensional picture of prominence. Credit: NASA/LMSAL/IRIS