The Sun is very quiet as you can see fro the GONG image below – just a couple of small prominences. Nevertheless, just thought we would see what we could do from the window-sill, despite there being lots of high cloud.
GONG images Copyright: GONG/NSO/AURA/NS
Here is the view from the window at 5 o’clock this morning. Lots of stuff going on!
This is with the PD camera and 5-100 zoom lens set to 5mm.
The Moon phase tonight was just about right to replicate the image of the Sinus Iridium area in the Moon Watch article in January’s “Sky at Night.” So here is the image as taken from the window-sill, together with cropped and labelled versions matching the image in the magazine.
Damian and his wife Julie and I walked the route of the Erasmus Darwin walk today. The sun was shining and it was clear and we saw this beautiful day-time moon shown in photos below.
We also came across these paintings – query interpretations of famous Apollo moon landing photos in the local art galary.
The Erasmus Darwin walk is over 10 miles in length. It was one small step for Andy and one giant step for Dame – Andy’s step-counter watch recorded that he walked 27610 steps whereas Dame’s phone recorded 22200 steps – I have tiny legs!
Yesterday’s prominence at 10 o’clock on the disc has subsided somewhat, but it is still interesting to compare it with today’s image. Seeing was a bit better today.
Not much doing on the prominence front, but lots of detail on the spot.
Since spot 2699 is nearing the solar meridian , there is lots of nice detail on display, both in H alpha and white light. A couple of reasonable prominences too.
A new prominence is developing nicely. I have added yesterday’s image for comparison:
These are my photos of the supermoon 31/1/2018, from Streetly.