Thursday 11 September 2014

Sunspot 2158

(image from

As I photographed the hazy sunset this evening, I was annoyed by a speck of dust on my lens. No amount of effort would remove it, and I eventually concluded that it must be a sunspot. Imagery from confirms that it was sunspot 2158.  More excitingly, I realized that I took my photo just minutes after this sunspot had unleashed an X1 class solar flare.
 Let's hope I'll have some aurora pictures to post in the coming days!

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