Space Ball Sunday


SUNSPOT SUNSET: Sunspot AR2529 is so big, people are noticing it in the sunset. Rayann Elzein saw it Thursday evening in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

“I went for a random walk in the nature to capture photos of the sunset,” says Elzein. “There were some thin clouds filtering most of the sunlight, which allowed me to see this major sunspot with the naked eye. Here it is!”

Caution: Even when the sun is dimmed by low-hanging clouds or haze, it can still be dangerously bright, especially when magnified by unfiltered optics. If you chose to photograph the low sun, as Elzein did, use the camera’s LCD screen for safe viewfinding. Never look into the eyepiece of an unfiltered camera or telescope when the sun is in the field of view.

Although it is large, AR2529 is mostly quiet. The behemoth sunspot has a stable magnetic field that poses little threat for strong explosions. NOAA forecasters say there is no more than a 15% chance of M-class solar flares this weekend.



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23 Responses to Space Ball Sunday

  1. Den says:

    Look, up in the sky, a giant glowing orb some call the Sun, keeping us all alive on this revolving world of dirt and rock, feeding life in every crevice.

    Of course that was before humanity got here and started fucking everything up with it’s relentless pursuit of resources. The Earth bears the scars of humanities’ short tenure here, but it will shed us like a bad case of fleas and once again regain it’s former majesty in about a couple hundred thousand years of healing.

    But that is too negative for such a sunny Sunday fit for a picnic or some other activity more benign than planetary destruction, just for one day we shall absorb the Sun’s goodness beaming toward Earth.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Repent for the end is near?


    • Den says:

      I don’t do repent but the end is near for a lot of things, we might just be included.

      Who said Capitalism didn’t have side effects?


  3. David B. Benson says:

    TVD bridge and return in 47 minutes again. Nice out, moderate temperature. A hawk carrying something in it’s beak: a shot, skinny snake?


  4. º¿carol says:

    The movie we watched yesterday was:

    Everly w/ Salma Hayak.

    An action/thriller centered on a kidnapped woman who faces down hitmen sent by a mob boss/her captor while trying to protect her family from his wrath.

    Bob didn’t finish it, but I did. After all is said and done, I liked the damn thing. Salma had to be John McLane, lol.


  5. º¿carol says:

    Moved the cars out of the garage and swept the hideous floor. I went to sit on the deck to catch my breath then remembered I wanted to cut the front lawn, so I jumped on the tractor. Might as well get some mowing done while catching my breath. Hate wasting time.

    That didn’t take too long so then I went into the garage and began straightening it out. Looks WAY better. Need to do more to the workbench, too much debris tossed there over the winter and it all has to be dealt with. that will be the next thing I do in the garage, the hard part is done.

    Pete and family didn’t make it today. I made that Spaghetti Pie Friday for nothing, except Pete will probably come over Tuesday and I’ll sent it home with him.

    Almost time for my walk. YAY!!! Now the front is done for me to admire, and the garage needs to be admired. Next time it rains, the day after that I’ll burn the trash. I have about 6 bags in the garage and box, taking up floor space.

    Oh, and I also installed the 6 gigantic patio stones Pete picked up for me. I could still lift them, not too old yet, thank goodness.


  6. Den says:

    Stupid production was up last week and expected to keep climbing next week with no end in sight!


  7. David B. Benson says:

    @ the Hillside Cafe for beef stroganoff dinner after a short violin concert, unprecedented for a Sunday afternoon. Regan Seglin was there; her roommate was playing the piano. Congratulated her for her part in last night’s performance and explained about the acoustics in Jones Theater, all before the recital. Afterwards congratulated Alice for her part last night.

    And as it happened, Abigail was, and still is, sitting in the Hillside Cafe doing school work. She’s an honors student, of course, living in Honors Hall, so takes her meals here.


    • º¿carol says:

      When I click the “like” a box pops up, wants me to sign in with my email address and password. Say WHAT? I dutifully did what I was told, what the heck, and it said my password was wrong. Huh?

      Guess I’ll not be clicking “like.”


  8. jimhitchcock says:

    Like the like. Fun.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Den says:

    Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah,


    Scuez me.

    Nobody could like that?


  10. Den says:

    Stupid WP shows 0 likes even though I liked a bunch of comments, time for WP to step up and fix that instead of messing around with posting.


  11. Den says:

    Meanwhile back @ the DWF Ranch, the beer got drank, the steak got eaten, the weekend is done.

    On to another exciting week ahead, keep an eye out for a ginormous earthquake slapping the shyt out of the West Coast. Earthen adjustments must be made.


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