Quite a sight to behold. This picture comes courtesy of the Big Bear Solar Observatory.
If you look closely at the patterns, you can see just how volatile it must be on the surface.
This video also demonstrates just how bizarre things can get on the sun.
It’s called a Solar Prominence, and no…it’s not a UFO as some are believing. Some even said “OMG UFO is refuelling on our sun!!”
Nasa explains it all:
“C. Alex Young, a solar astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center who runs a website called The Sun Today, explained that the prominence is situated below a tunnel-shape feature called a filament channel. “When you look at it from the edge of the sun, what you actually see is a spherical object. You’re actually looking down the tunnel. And this tunnel sits up top of the filament,” Young explained at The Sun Today. He added that the development of these structures is quite common.”