Quite a nice prominence this morning
Saw the Sun again this morning! If only fleetingly between the fog, clouds and haze.
There is a tiny sunspot on view, but some rather nice prominences.
I don’t think now is a good time to buy any solar kit! No significant spots or prominences. Never seen the Sun so quiet!
See the video here:
I thought it might be interesting to see the transformation of a filament to a prominence over a few days. (They are the same thing, of course!). Today’s image is on the far right.
As expected, the recent large filament has now reached the solar limb and can be seen as a prominence (the one at about 3 o’clock). It isn’t spectacular, but nevertheless there is quite a good prominence display today.
In response to Pete’s comment yesterday, here are images of the “rapidly growing” sunspot 2689 in both white light and Ha. The filament is still nice.
Not much doing in the way of prominences, but there is a large faint one just above 3 o’clock on the disc.
A couple of nice solar S hemisphere prominences today, including the “fountain” one :
A couple of reasonable prominences and a nice filament today: