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
Not a lot going on today.
A couple of small prominences, small filaments, and some “turbulence” in the equatorial region.
Yesterday’s “face” developed into a tiny sunspot (2700)
Remember the “Face on Mars”? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cydonia_(region_of_Mars))
Well, here is one on the Sun!
Didn’t have chance to do anything but the briefest of imaging this morning, so we have ended up with a bit of a mosaic, but at least there is a surface feature!
Maybe I should report it to the “Sun” newspaper! Seems appropriate!
Forgot to post these…
From the morning of Wednesday 14th Feb.
Hand held Nikon D3 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
The first at 7.22am
70mm ISO 200 1/125sec f/5.6
and the second at 7.26am
70mm ISO 200 1/160sec f/6.3
A light pillar..?
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
An atmospheric optical phenomenon in the form of a vertical band of light which appears to extend above and/or below a light source. The effect is created by the reflection of light from numerous tiny ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere or clouds. The light can come from the Sun (usually when it is near or even below the horizon) in which case the phenomenon is called a sun pillar or solar pillar. It can also come from the Moon or from terrestrial sources such as streetlights.
See here for more details:
Today’s view shows the 10 o’clock prominence subsiding, but you can now see its associated filament.
I have also posted a collage of its progress over the last few days.
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.
Some nice prominence development this morning. Seeing was pretty poor, but the final images aren’t too bad.
Yesterday, the Sun was completely blank. No spots, no prominences, no filaments. I wondered if that was it for a while!
However, we have prominences today (even one with a detached plasma cloud) – – -: