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Old 04-11-2020, 06:51 AM
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Sun comes alive!

This from Spaceweather today.
"One of the biggest sunspots in years is emerging on the sun today. Hours ago it produced a C-class solar flare and a minor radio blackout over the Indian Ocean. This sunspot, if it holds itself together, will face Earth for the next two weeks as it rotates across the face of the sun, potentially setting the stage for a sustained stretch of solar activity. Visit Spaceweather.com for updates."
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Old 04-11-2020, 08:26 AM
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This morning, I see a group of at least sunspots close to the edge.
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Old 04-11-2020, 08:30 AM
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I might have to reconfigure the doghouse for solar..... Haven't had that dedication for a few years
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Old 04-11-2020, 09:44 AM
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Saw the news and first images on Spaceweather.com last night and it does look impressive, an image on SOHO looked like it was actively flaring or at least had a strong prom involved. Am eagerly awaiting Sol to rise above my limited horizon so I can get a look at it.
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Old 04-11-2020, 11:20 AM
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Now noted as AR2781.
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Old 04-11-2020, 02:57 PM
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Have posted some rushed gumby images of AR 2781 and a prom in the Beginners Sect.
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Old 09-11-2020, 05:41 PM
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Definition of the spots is much better today as they are approaching the center.
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Old 10-11-2020, 11:02 AM
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Sunspot grouping has changed to one sunspot. Still looking good
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Old 11-11-2020, 09:26 AM
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Today, it is one large spot, with several tiny spots nearby.
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Old 12-11-2020, 08:35 AM
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Now the solar party is being joined by AR2782....getting better by the day!!
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Old 13-11-2020, 12:43 AM
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I would not be so enthusiastic about the CME's associated with large sunspots myself.

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Old 13-11-2020, 06:16 PM
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Hi All

Seems there may be more activity due in the another few days.

FARSIDE SUNSPOTS: NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft is monitoring a pair of UV hotspots on the farside of the sun that might be big sunspots. We will find out soon enough. The active regions will rotate into view over the sun's eastern limb 3 to 5 days from now. Solar flare alerts: SMS Text.
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Old 18-11-2020, 07:31 AM
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One sunspot has appeared at the edge, this morning.

Its so new, that I thought it might not appear on "The Sun Now" images, but it does. Anybody know when and how often these are updated?
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Old 24-11-2020, 08:48 AM
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5 decent spots today (Tuesday 24th Nov)

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Old 24-11-2020, 09:44 AM
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Certainly looks like things are picking up for Cycle 25!
(You do realise that the current run of sunspots has been generated by me being out of action....)
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Old 24-11-2020, 11:33 AM
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(You do realise that the current run of sunspots has been generated by me being out of action....)
Of course, was always going to happen.

Damned cloudy again here.
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Have you seen the video of the corona?
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Old 21-12-2020, 07:36 AM
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One new Spot today (21st Dec) that is right near the edge. On the Sun Now image it just appears as a smudge on the limb, so I assume that image was taken some hours ago.
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Old 21-12-2020, 08:41 AM
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Seems to be numbered: AR 2794
https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/solar-activity.html


Good to see continued activity.

I hope the weather improves for everyone.
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Old 21-12-2020, 03:36 PM
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Seems to be numbered: AR 2794
https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/solar-activity.html


Good to see continued activity.

I hope the weather improves for everyone.
Thanks for this Ken,
AR2794 is looking like it could be a beauty, just in time for holidays, weather permitting.
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