The trials, tribulations and small triumphs of an Indiana astronomer.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Cookin' With Gas!
Solar activity is picking up, with close-to-X-Class flares erupting from AR1515. The image about shows extreme brightening on the sunspot group on the right; this is possibly a flare in progress. Unfortunately, I'm back to the summer haze and cloudiness of Indiana again, and this image was taken in very hazy conditions. The weather clouded over soon after this capture (PST + Lifecam).