An enormous prominence was suspended above the Sun's eastern limb on July 8th. Nearby was a growing active sunspot. The sky, rarely clear during July, was cloudless, so I seized the opportunity to image these dramatic features. Only brief puffs of gentle breeze gave any relief from the heat with temperature at 85 degrees while I worked.
The first image below is a 14-panel mosaic made with a 5X Barlow lens. It shows the Sun's eastern side with sunspot 2665 and several prominences along the limb. (Click on the image for a more detailed view.)
The next image is a closer view of the largest prominence and sunspot 2665. White energetic emissions erupt in the middle of the sunspot group. The giant prominence is several Earth diameters high.