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JOSHUA LOWELL
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PRAGMATIC OPTIMISM SUBJECTIVISTIC HUMANISM
PRAGMATIC OPTIMISM SUBJECTIVISTIC HUMANISM

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What plays at the exact moment I crest the continental divide?

Thank you, Mikey. I'm still listening. 

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The real meaning of December 25th. 
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December 3rd full disk image of the Sun

In this image taken by +Paul Stewart on December 3rd, 2016, you can see our Sun, imaged through a Hydrogen alpha filter (https://goo.gl/pvfxvf), with some small solar prominences extending outward.

Also visible are some dark filaments and bright plages. Read more on solar astronomy here:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/guide-to-observing-the-sun-in-h-alpha092321050923/

What is a solar prominence?

Solar prominences are gaseous features extending outward from the Sun's surface. They consist of hot ionized gases and reach from the Sun's photosphere (https://goo.gl/b3Jncm) up into the corona (https://goo.gl/XG45Tc). They extend over thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands, of kilometers. More on solar prominences here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_prominence

Take a look here for a bigger 85.000-kilometer prominence:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PierreMarkuse/posts/18nbZxkKQvd?sfc=false

Interested in the Sun? Take a look here:
http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

Image credit: Sun in Ha, December 3rd, 2016 +Paul Stewart
https://goo.gl/F1Q7dQ CC BY 2.0 https://goo.gl/sZ7V7x

Take a look at Paul's other images on his G+ (+Paul Stewart) and here on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/astrostew/

Thank you for your interest in this Astronomy/Astrophysics collection. Maybe add me on Google+ (+Pierre Markuse) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/Pierre_Markuse) or have a look at the Space/Space Technology collection here: https://goo.gl/5KP0wx

#science #astronomy #sun #solarastronomy #solarprominence #prominence #space #solarsystem #filament #plage
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Which side wins depends on the choices we make.


"The more refined and subtle our minds, the more vulnerable they are."
~Paul Tournier

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Success finally a phone that has as good a sound quality as I have exceptional hearing.
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