quiescent prominence

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Term: quiescent prominence

A long, sheet-like prominence nearly vertical to the solar surface.  Except in an occasional activated phase, shows little large-scale motion, develops very slowly, and has a lifetime of several solar rotations. Quiescent prominences form within the remnants of decayed active regions, in quiet areas of the Sun between active regions, or at high solar latitudes where active regions seldom form. (See filament.)

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan