Thursday, June 14, 2012

Active Sun June 14, 2012


Sunspots 1504 and 1505 on a sun that is getting more active. 1504 has the potential to produce X-Class flares--the most powerful the sun produces. Given the spot's position, these flares will likely be Earth-directed.  Image captured with Microscoft Lifecam HD and PST under very poor seeing conditions.