First glance at the GONG web-site this morning seemed to show very little, but closer inspection revealed the active region still there near the meridian on the southern hemisphere, and a rather faint prominence on the north-western limb.
I was trying to find some decent images of the Mercury transit from the UK. There weren’t that many!
This one looked good:
And then there is the good old faithful Pete Lawrence! (Not sure where from, though)
But this one takes the prize!
Managed to catch the first few minutes of the transit before having to go out.
The first image is poor as it was culled from only a few frames of the raw avi. At least its early, between 1st and 2nd contact.
Similarly the prominences were derived from only a few frames.
The second and third are better, as there was a few seconds gap in the clouds for each image sequence.
I then had to leave – – – !
Worth the effort? Yes, bearing in mind I will be 85 in 2032 – – -! Sporting chance I won’t be here then!
Some interest today, after dodging the cloud cover!
A nice set of prominences, and two small sunspots.
There is the relic of AR2750, and the newer AR2751.
AR2750 seems by its magnetic polarity to be a member of new Solar Cycle 25, whereas AR2751 has a magnetic polarity that identifies it as a member of old Solar Cycle 24.
When contemplating these “small” prominences, it is quite sobering to retain a sense of scale. Here is an image with some sizes on it and our own Earth to scale – – – !