Spotty Sun-day

QUIET SUNSPOT SUNSET: At the end of the day on Oct. 8th, Italian photographer Enrico Finotto took a picture of the sunset from the city of Treviso. The solar disk was marked by three dark cores:

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“I captured these sunspots using a Canon 760D digital camera and a six-inch Celestron telescope,” says Finotto.

The sun is peppered with spots this weekend, but all of them are quiet, not having the type of unstable magnetic fields that result in explosions. As the solar cycle is plunges toward Solar Minimum, sunspots not only increasingly rare, but also increasingly quiet. NOAA forecasters say there is no more than a 1% chance of strong flares during the next three days.

@ SPACEWEATHER

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16 Responses to Spotty Sun-day

  1. Den says:

    Trump ought to get into the wallpaper business, his ugly mug is all over the place.
    PTOOEY!!

    Clinton busted or being twofaced between GS speeches and campaign rhetoric.
    PTOOEY!!

    Is there no one worthy to sit in the WH?
    Perhaps Weird Al?

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Took 40 minutes in the drip to the Tokyo Seoul. A murder of crows flew over, high up. Maybe heading for winter quarters? Otherwise, just a solitary sparrow.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Just 12 more minutes up to Sloan; quit there to stroll home. Just 52 minutes to start the week. I did see a small heron flying east; distinctive wing and stroke.

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  3. jimhitchcock says:

    The Donny reminds me of a kid in a JR HS phys ed shower room, trying to distract his peers away spotting his wee willie winky

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Ain’t watching no debate!

      My mind’s made up; don’t wanna be confused by no facts!

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      • jimhitchcock says:

        Just how much coke did The Donny snort pre-debate to cause him to sniff so much?

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        • º¿carol says:

          He wasn’t sniffing, he has a nose problem. Sounds like the air passages are blocked. It’s chronic and I bet his wife can’t stand to be in the same room with him when he’s talking. I know I wouldn’t be able to stand it, I’d nag him to death until he got it fixed.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    Still have to hang up the laundry. So simple I can think things through while doing so.

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  5. º¿carol says:

    I can’t believe I haven’t been here since Thursday? I’ve no excuse, just didn’t make it.

    Finished the debate, Hillary was once again the grown-up and Trump the out-of-control moron. He’s finished, but he’s been finished since the beginning. He’s just too stupid.

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  6. Den says:

    Trump Bumpkins-O-plenty tells me our education system is in dire need of repair and fast or we will be on the Highway to Hell –

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  7. Den says:

    Evangelical Trump Jumper

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