Spiraling Prom

Solar prominences including a spiraling prominence - October 12, 2014
Solar prominences including a spiraling prominence – October 12, 2014

Aloha!

Todays Sun was bursting with excitement along the eastern limb. The more northern triple arch was very bright and dense in appearance. There was some activity near the equator that as I watched began to develop a bright spike. Then to the south, so beautiful and delicate in appearance, a spiral shape twisting off the limb. This was very exciting to sketch and time was spent creating and erasing to get it just right, trying to capture the spiraling effect.

I have been trying different techniques to capture the Sun recently. Graphite pencil on white paper is my current favorite method to get the smallest details my eye can see. A brush with charcoal was used to get the mottled surface of the solar disc.

Modeling after Erika Rix, I added a Tilting Sun graphic to show where the 2 major prominences were located on the solar disc.

Cindy (Thia) Krach

Solar Prominences
10/12/14 0900-0950 HST
Lunt 60mm PT
35x-83x
White paper and graphite pencil
Inverted & colorized in Photoscape
Tilting Sun software

Maui, HI


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