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AJ
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Post by AJ »

Hi Everyone.

Been a while since I posted but have been mad busy round the home.
However I purchased a Solar Filter a couple of weeks ago and although I have not done much Solar observering in the past have been watching the Suns Disc on each clear day.
I noticed that the disc was quite blank for a few weeks, but yesterday at 4-30pm spotted two small sun spots on the center of the disc. Not being to ofay? with solar observing, I dont know the tech jargon for the various possitions. Was just wndering if any one else spotted them as this is the first activity I have spotted for a few weeks By the way my observations have been in white light. (Is that the correct expression).... My usual observations are Planetery and Luner.

Best Regards to all. AJ
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Post by Davej »

Hi AJ,
Not much sunspot activity at the moment but I have seen the odd one or two during the last month or so.
This makes interesting reading regarding the sunspot you mentioned in your posting.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

Apparently the two spots are just one spot.

Dave
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Post by Hampshire Astronomer »

Lack of activity on the solar disc is due to the good ol maunder minimum at the moment :-(

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Post by KendalAstronomer »

We've gone 300 years back in time? :shock:

I never get told anything...
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