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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Sept 19, 2013 15:29:42 GMT -6
Solar Imaging on the Maximum Upswing
19 September 2013
After a couple days of heavy downpours, this afternoon brought some bright sunshine and warm temps. It's been awhile since I have conducted a solar session - and with the Solar Max due to hit soon, I wondered what the face of the Sun looked like now...
Not much going on...
One moderate Sunspot and a spattering of much smaller ones...and some decent faculae...
I followed the solar disk as far as I could before it sank behind a neighbor's roofline...
With the Sun's poles ready to shift...it's pretty quiet on the Sun presently. Perhaps it's waiting to release a End Times CME and just resting now.
Dig your bunkers deep...!
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