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Photographer:

Jon Greif

Location of Photo:

Alpine, CA, USA

Date/Time of photo:

June 6, 2024, at 4:00 pm PDT

Equipment:

Lunt LS50 Pressure Tuned Ha Scope, SkyWatcher AZ/GTI mount, ZWO ASI174MM camera, ASICAP capture software, Pixinsight Processing software.

Description:

It’s official: May was the most active month in Solar Cycle 25 so far, with multiple X flares – including the largest flare of Solar Cycle 25 so far – and many coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that provoked an historic geomagnetic storm. Will June 2024 surpass May? It’s looking promising so far! Stay tuned. Here's a look at the Sun this afternoon, from our backyard in Alpine. And don't forget...no looking at the sun without serious (as in Eclipse Glasses) eye protection. [Thanks to the EarthSky Sun News for the update.]

Website:

https://www.skyandtelescope.com/author/jgreif/