Archive for May, 2008

The Sun 24-5-08 10.46 UT

Quite sunny this morning if rather breezy and with cloud building up all the time. Managed to get a record for the day and a few afocal images. The main prom is on the NE limb and is quite faint and delicate. Other smaller proms can be seen elsewhere. Not a lot of disk activity visible.

Categories: Solar

The Sun 23-5-08 15.21 UT

Very cloudy and overcast all day. I had a single 2 minute opportunity to capture a photo and that was it for the day! No surface detail was apparent and only very small prominences scattered around the limb.

Categories: Solar

The Sun 22-5-08 7.20 UT

Poor conditions again this morning with high haze making contrast very poor. The main filament from yesterday is still there, but possibly breaking up. Three main plage active regions were visible and some very faint, but large and delicate, proms in a group on the east limb. Other proms to the west and north were very small.

Categories: Solar

The Sun 21-5-08

Taken at 13.51 UT in poor conditions through a cloudy sky. The proms were too faint to capture but the disk shows the main active regions as bright plage areas and a nice filament. There were only two visible proms at the time including a hedgerow prom on the east limb and a small flame prom in the north.

Categories: Solar

The Sun 20-5-08 6.33 UT

Another early morning observation. Plenty to see with a long filament in the SE quarter together with a spray prom on the limb. In the NE quarter there was a large hedgerow prom on the limb. Three active regions easily seen as plage. One AR region has an AR filament curving through it just west of the disks centre. Proms to the west are mostly small.

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The Sun 19-5-08 6.37 UT

Managed a quick look before work this morning. Plenty of active regions visible with one nice long filament in the SE quarter and one AR with a filament through it. Proms generally pretty small.

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Sun’s Disk near sunset 18-5-08

Although there were brief 30 second gaps in the cloud this afternoon I basically saw nothing all day then finally around 7pm (18.09 UT) the sun popped out from under the cloud cover just before setting and I managed to get a quick record. Stacks of activity on the surface with a nice filament just off centre passing through an active region. Four active regions, 3 with plage.

Categories: Solar