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That's one huge active prominence. Northern eruption almost straight up then billowing plasma clouds towards the southern anchor. Breaking up in parts.

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1331 UT it's lifting and breaking up. Almost off the limb northern pillar and southern pillar in process of collapse

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Yet again what ive been able to observe has reinforced my decision, in purchasing a solar Ha scope.

wishing you sunny days.

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Sounds fantastic, if only I could see it :laugh: Excellent for all that can :shocked:

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Just about over now. Lifting and fading from the northern end.

Oh look the Suns come out now  :mad:

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Saw the huge hedgrow prom early this morning but then it clouded over and life got in the way of observing.

But just grabbed a glimpse between clouds and the pillar on the north has obviously broken up, leaving a long trail of plasma high off the limb. I have never seen anything THAT detached before!!

Anyone care to estimate how high off the limb? ...

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No time to scan in sketch this morning but with the Micro Guide, I made a rough estimate that the main prominence is about 290,000 km in length (some 180,000 miles long). With an estimated average height of between 160,000 km to 175,000km. At one moment, I had even measured it in one place at almost 200,000 km.

When I began sketching, the prominence was clearly rooted at two places along the limb forming a very bright arch, but by the time I had packed up it had become uprooted in one place and was clearly lifting and dissipating into the darkness of space. 

There was also another glorious prominence at about 3 o'clock on the solar limb. Significantly smaller but no less beautiful, like a burning bush in apocalyptic stories. This was some 95,000 km in length, reaching to a maximum height of about 60,000 km.

Sorry. Missed that in my excitement!

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Here's a bit of a re-work with a scale bar. It's dissapated now. The speeds must be ..... astronomical. I feel priviledged that I chose that time to get the PST out and witness such a spectacular event.

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Lovely images there.   8-)

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Amazing speed involved Skem, you wouldn't want to be in its path :shocked:

Its still raining here unfortunately so the eclipse was the last time that I saw the sun :smiley: I have the whole of the Easter week off work so hopefully all the rain will have been used up by then :grin:

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