Glossary term: Solar Prominence
Description: Solar prominences are loops of hot plasma that form due to the magnetic fields around the Sun. These are relatively short lived and can often be photographed during solar eclipses. A typical prominence extends over many thousands of kilometers; the largest on record was estimated at over 800,000 km long, roughly a solar radius.Related Terms:
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