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Michael Teoh

Location of Photo:

Heng Ee Observatory, Penang, Malaysia

Date/Time of photo:

October 26, 2021, 0253 UT


Lunt LS152THa telescope, Tele Vue 3x Barlow, QHY5L-II-M Camera


On Oct 26, 2021, active region AR2891 was still hiding behind the northeastern limb of the Sun, while releasing eight solar flares on that day alone. At around 03:00 UT, the active region released a M1-class flare. I was able to capture an image of the region just before it erupted. I was planning for a timelapse of the region as I noticed that it was actively changing, but unfortunately the clouds rolled in just as I started recording, and therefore missed the whole eruption.