Hey! Do you have any sunblock? You're going to need it. Trust me. If you continue reading this post and end up with a burned neck...well...don't say I didn't warn you.
The sun is still being lazy. What a surprise! 4.6 billion years of constant particle fusion...and this is what we get? I'm not impressed. The sun is capable of barfing plasma and spitting flares. We all seen what the sun is capable of. Drinking binges...snorting comet dust...smoking who knows what. Did you hear about that time in the asteroid belt? Nevermind.
Sunspot 2526 is all by its lonesome self. And that’s somewhat unusual. Sunspots tend to sprout negative and positive pairs, or perhaps a small grouping can manifest. So…what the hell is going on?
Sunspot 2526 is not by its lonesome self…did you notice the faint smudge next to it? No? Let’s take a closer look:
…See it now? No? Okay. Hold on.
There we go! Unmistakable. Sure, sure—the sunspot is surely puny…but it reinforces the idea that sunspots sprout in pairs. Sort of. The smudge is most likely a pore (a developing sunspot). I’m not sure if that particular pore is associated with sunspot 2526.
Do you desire an even closer look? Slap on your sunblock (SPF-100000000), and then smack the play button.
What will happen to sunspot 2526? Flare? Peaceful migration? Place your bets!
Date: March 29, 2016
Camera: Canon Rebel T5i (Prime Focus)
Telescope: Orion Apex 102mm Maksutov
Accessories: Orion Glass Solar Filter / Orion 2x Barlow Lens
Goal: Sunspot Observation / Pore Observation
Track Sunspots: SOHO Observatory