I viewed the sun at three different times today, and each time this glorious orb gave much to see. Following are pics from the second and third viewings (using my telescope, camera, and solar filter). Click the pictures to see the descriptions and all of the sun spots!
This first set of photographs was taken around 2:30 p.m. 3/30/13.
The “monster” spot has traveled since earlier this morning (see earlier post).
Note in the lower left quadrant another monster spot/flare.
This same spot/flare appears in this photograph, too, and then disappears.
Now we’re into early evening, around 5:30 p.m. Look how far the spot has traveled now!
This is the view with the doubler attached (this has not been cropped). Note how the sun spots have traveled again.
The monster spot is quite visible and very active.
Finally! A flare coming off of the sun.