A huge solar prominence erupted from the limb of the Sun on October 26, 2003. The Earth has been superimposed on the close-up of the prominence to provide a sense of scale. This extreme ultraviolet (EUV) image of the Sun was captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft.
Original artwork by Windows to the Universe staff (Randy Russell) using images courtesy SOHO (ESA & NASA).