The Port Orchard, Washington Sun on the hottest day of the year

Submitted by thenakedastronomer

Yes, with temperatures nearing 100 degrees (or more) over the entire western Washington area,   I thought it would be fun to see what the sun looked like today. Interesting, there are no sun spots, no visible prominences and no areas of interest. Of course, we are at the tail end of a solar minimum so that's to be expected, but just last week there were sunspots and active prominences. I guess today we just get skunked. And baked. Photo taken from a local Port Orchard solar observatory.


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Submitted by swingin on Sun, 08/16/2020 - 16:54

I won't even go outside when it's this hot! Love the way you can fit the whole sun in your images, only way I can do it is a 0.5 focal reducer, then that makes it really small. Never done a mosaic and probably never will. I'm more into close ups, sunspots, or active flares. Very nice Jim!