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UCCI observatory images make headlines on line

| 30/03/2015 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

Photo by Bill Hrudey taken at the UCCI Observatory

(CNS): Fantastic pictures taken by Bill Hrudey using the telescope at the UCCI Observatory of the largest solar flares the cosmic expert says he has ever seen made it to the front page of the international website, Spaceweather, last week. Hrudey’s pictures show what he described as a “humungous hedgerow solar prominence” on the sun, which he caught on film at the observatory. Only there for a fleeting moment, the “great wall of plasma” exploded on Friday before it disappeared.

According to the experts, the eruption occurred when magnetic fields holding the plasma aloft became unstable. The flare was more than six times taller and 30 times wider than Earth.

Cayman News Service

Photo by Bill Hrudey taken at the UCCI Observatory

More pictures captured by Hrudey can be seen here

Read more about this solar event here

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