At first, it was quite exciting to see the blank surface after so many years of spotted active regions marking the solar disc, but now it’s so quite and bland in the white light spectrum. But the Sun is still very interesting in Hydrogen Alpha spectrum using my Lunt solar telescope, and these huge coronal holes that keep opening up on the Suns surface are just fascinating!
To see some lovely sunspots during 2016 please go to a couple of my blogs at:
There were many more amazing sunspot regions in 2015; if you go back through my blogs you’ll see some wonderful images, just type in Sun in the search box on my site.
Sunspot activity has a definite pattern that lasts for approximately about 11 years in duration, the Sun is now heading toward what is called solar minimum…to read more about this phenomena please download the file below or go to Dr Tony Phillips article ‘Sunspot Cycle at Lowest Level in 5 Years’ that explains all about it at:
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