Watch sunspew a massive cloud of plasma

A massive solar prominence emerged in the sun's chromosphere on July 10, 2022, launching a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space.

Normally, I don't picture the sun this late in the day because it's low and close to the horizon.

As soon as I recognised that a massive prominence was apparent and rapidly growing, I took action.

The sun was lower than ideal, and the atmosphere was thick with dust from Africa.

The progressive change in contrast in the solar disc is connected to the sun's descent.

The end product is a 4K high-resolution solar movie made up of around one hour of photos.

The prominence's remarkable motion in the time lapse appears to whirl like a tornado.

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