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
at 9:32 PM