Sunday, April 24, 2016

Did you see the big sunspot?

There was a big sunspot on the otherwise blank face of the Sun in mid-April.  I saw it once with a pair of solar-viewing sunglasses (which I hope to put to very good use next year).    But I didn't look at it with a solar filter telescope, like "mborman", who posted this striking picture of the spot:

Here's a site that has other pictures from the ground, and a short animation.

Giant sunspot turns toward Earth

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