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date: 28 May 2024

quiescent prominence 

Source:
A Dictionary of Astronomy
Author(s):

Ian Ridpath

A long-lived solar prominence that lasts up to several months, changing little in appearance. Quiescent prominences are arch-shaped, several hundred thousand kilometres long, a few thousand kilometres thick, and up to 50 000 km high. When seen against the solar disk they appear as darker features called ... ...

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