Dragon Sun

Sun on April 4, 2022, through telescope with hydrogen-alpha filter.

Our Sun, a giant hydrogen bomb, is held together by its extreme mass which contains the nuclear fire within, but its power extends well beyond its surface. Intense magnetic fields force the form of its face into fantastic, dark, dragon-like filaments by elevating billions of tons of matter into serpentine strips 100,000 miles or more in length. When seen on the edge of the sun, these filaments turn into prominences resembling flames from the angry dragons lurking above its surface.

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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