Hey, Space Placers!
Winter Solstice Sun Taken With Unistellar Telescope With Smart Solar Filter
Today the Sun had quite a few sunspots and Faculae - white areas that can be seen at the 2:30, 9, 9:30 and 8 o'clock positions on the image.
Credit: Greg Redfern
Today is the Winter Solstice at 10:27 p.m. EST. Starting tomorrow in the Northern Hemisphere the Sun starts making its way back to the North along your southeastern horizon. The nights will be gloriously long and full of the beautiful Winter constellations.
Here is the view from space of our seasons:
While you are out celebrating the Winter Solstice be sure to look at the bright Moon and Jupiter pairing up in the night sky the next two nights - they will capture your attention just as it gets dark.
Take advantage of the long nights and the sky sights this holiday season.
Sky Guy in VA