Science Art: Huge Solar Prominence Eruption, NASA STEREO

What, you think that Christmas cracker in Iceland was something? This was last week’s real eruption:

This prominence is 500,000 miles long. That’s a stream of plasma 62 and a half times longer than the Earth’s diameter. Volcano, shmolcano.

Captured by NASA’s STEREO system (the two spacecraft of the Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory).