Monday, January 8, 2018

The Sun in 2017

Hey Space Placers!

If you have been in the deep freeze the past couple of weeks like I have then you will appreciate this story about the Sun, which ultimately powers all of our weather.

This shows our Sun for each day in 2017. Very cool to see the changing face of our star each day.

The Sun in 2017
Credit: ESA/Royal Observatory of Belgium
Downloading the image really helps to see the detail for each day. We are in solar minimum now and the Sun will become more active as time goes on. I plan to view more of the Sun in 2018 now that I have a Hydrogen Alpha filter unit to use on my telescope.

Sky Guy in FROZEN VA

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