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Old 13-03-2021, 09:04 AM
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What I saw on the Sun today.

Saturday 13th March.

Just the one, lonely, small spot. (2808).

I used a Vixen, 4" with 25mm EP, solar projecting onto the ceiling of my carport. Rather primitive, but effective.

Number was found via the NASA site: https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/
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Old 13-03-2021, 09:28 AM
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Bob,
You could also use:
https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/solar-activity.html
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https://www.raben.com/maps/date/
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Old 13-03-2021, 04:25 PM
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Old 14-03-2021, 09:17 AM
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I could not detect any spots today, although websites show 2808 as still present, just less distinct than yesterday.
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Old 14-03-2021, 03:19 PM
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Clouded out down here, 18mm over night, and now we have the wind.....
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Old 15-03-2021, 09:39 AM
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15th March, 2021.

A new Region appeared today:2809. It seems to be one small spot, with 2 tiny spots nearby. The tiny spots are so close together that appear more as a streak.

Region 2808 is still shown on the charts, but I saw nothing.
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Old 16-03-2021, 09:42 AM
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16th March.

I saw nothing today.

The Nasa website only shows Region 2808, whereas the other two websites also show Region 2809.

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Old 17-03-2021, 05:51 PM
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17th March. 16.50 EAST.

I saw a new spot just in from the Eastern Limb: 2810.

2808 & 2809 are still chartered, but I did not notice any activity there.
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Old 17-03-2021, 06:02 PM
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Looked promising down here earlier, but the high cloud and absolutely rubbish seeing, put the scope back in the office!
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Old 18-03-2021, 10:56 AM
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18th March. 7.30am EAST.

Region 2810 near the Eastern Limb is putting on a fine display with several large White Spots adjacent to the dark Sunspot.

(Solar projection with a 4" ED Vixen)
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Old 19-03-2021, 06:22 PM
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March 19: 5.10pm EAST.

There are 3 spots visible in Region 2810. One is small, the other two are tiny. I saw vague white patches in the area.

Today, I solar projected with a Vixen 81mm ED and a 30mm EP.
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Old 22-03-2021, 10:03 AM
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March 22nd. 8.05am.

I have seen no spots for the last 3 days, which is spoiling my fun.
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Old 23-03-2021, 09:08 AM
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March 23rd. 8.05am.

Two small spots have appeared near the Eastern Limb, designated as Region 2811. Broad white areas can be seen nearby.

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Old 24-03-2021, 10:16 AM
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March 24th: 9.11am EAST.

A larger new spot with a semicircular white area nearby appeared today near the Eastern Limb: Region 2812.

The two spots from yesterday (Region 2811) are still visible, though they have moved further away from the Eastern Limb. The associated, white regions that were visible yda have disappeared.
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Old 24-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Interesting and fun observing project Bob. Iíll endeavour to add some observations when the Sun makes an appearance down here.
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Old 25-03-2021, 04:55 PM
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Interesting and fun observing project Bob. Iíll endeavour to add some observations when the Sun makes an appearance down here.
Thanks Steve. I should have really called this " What did U see on the Sun today" to have encouraged other contributors. My bad.
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Old 25-03-2021, 06:49 PM
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Finally got about 14.5 minutes between cloud this morning to image the Sun.
Lost a lot of data due to cloud......
Was good to be back in the saddle albeit only for a few minutes!
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Old 28-03-2021, 10:43 AM
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28th March: 9.35am EAST.

Just the one spot, medium sized and located on the northern side of mid-disc: Region 2812.

I finally had a break in the weather. It has been terrible here for the last few days during the early morning and late afternoons, which is generally when I do my solar projections.
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28th March: 9.35am EAST.

Just the one spot, medium sized and located on the northern side of mid-disc: Region 2812.

I finally had a break in the weather. It has been terrible here for the last few days during the early morning and late afternoons, which is generally when I do my solar projections.
You saw sun this morning?? I'm impressed Bob... no sun on the south side...
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You saw sun this morning?? I'm impressed Bob... no sun on the south side...
Carlton, You live far closer to Babinda & Tully than me.
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