ETYM Latin prominentia: cf. French prominence. Related to Prominent.
1. Relative importance.
2. The state of being prominent: widely known or eminent.
Bright cloud of gas projecting from the Sun into space 100,000 km/60,000 mi or more. Quiescent prominences last for months, and are held in place by magnetic fields in the Sun’s corona. Surge prominences shoot gas into space at speeds of 1,000 kps/600 mps.
Loop prominences are gases falling back to the Sun’s surface after a solar flare.
Istaknuto mesto, isticanje u odnosu na druge, nadmoćnost (lat.)