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Jon Greif

Location of Photo:

Alpine, CA, USA

Date/Time of photo:

November 22, 2023, at noon PST


Lunt LS50 50 mm Hydrogen alpha pressure tumed refractor, ZWO ASI178MM camera, Skywatcher AZGTI mount with solar tracking, ASI Cap capture software, Lynkeos andPixinsight 1.8.9-2 processing software on an M1 MacBook Pro.


Lots of solar activity reported in the last 2 days, including the cluster of sunspots in the 1-3 o'clock region in the photo on the left, taken about noon today. On the right is an overexposed, inverted image to emphasize flares, of which there are quite a few. We are currently being buffeted by a fast solar wind, and our geomagnetic field has been disturbed enough to cause a minor geomagnetic storm, which will result in lots of Auroral activity. For a full (and daily) solar weather forecast: https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/solar-activity.html.