Sunday 11 November 2012

Double Disk - 11th November

double disk by Mark Townley
double disk, a photo by Mark Townley on Flickr.

Solar activity is finally picking up again after a spell of near spotlessness on our star. Despite fine weather country wide I was away from home and unable to get any serious imaging done. I did manage to catch this double disk before the sun slipped closer to the horizon and into the trees. With another large active region just rounding the limb solar astronomers can expect to see plenty in the days ahead, and as we head towards the end of the week then also the chance of auroras also increases!