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Have you heard about the huge sunspots that are facing Earth now? It’s been some years since there’s been some HUGE ones…big enough to fit Jupiter in them HUGE! I got excited and thought I’d dig out my solar filter and photograph the Sun since I haven’t in a long time.
I made this image September 9th in the morning just a little after the sun crested the mountains.
The biggest sunspot is AR2866, and the other big one one above it is AR2868. There are couple of little ones there too.
The big sunspots can produce big flares or CME’s – Coronal Mass Ejections so the space folks will be watching for those. CME’s can weaken the magnetosphere and they can produce blackouts. Hopefully that doesn’t happen.
It’s been some time since we could see so many sunspots on the Sun and that was at the tail end of Cycle 24 back in 2017. I find it so fascinating and thought I’d share my image with you in case you do too.
Have a lovely week-end everyone!
Fuji X-T3| Fuji 100-400mm @400mm| Orion Solar filter| PS CC 22.5
more to come…