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Someone Punched The Sun


Ouch! Look at that bruise! Okay. Who punched the Sun? Not cool. Oh....wait. Could it be some kind of mysterious magnetic structure? Yes! Some solar action! Finally.



Sunspot 2529 rotated into view around April 10-11, 2016. The previous sunspot that we tracked migrated out of view, and the pore vanished. What will happen to sunspot 2529? Will it spit a flare at Earth and fry every single satellite in orbit? Yes! I mean…perhaps. Who knows.


Sunspot 2529 might be the peaceful kind of magnetic anomalies. If we take in account the Sun’s current state of behavior, then this solar black eye will probably assimilate into the photosphere.


Sunspot 2529


Need a closer look? Press the play button!


** Technical Information **

Date: April 10, 2016

Seeing: Good

Weather: Good

Telescope: Orion Apex 102mm Maksutov

Accessories: Orion Glass Solar Filter / Orion 2x Shorty Barlow Lens

Camera: Canon Rebel T5i (Prime Focus)

Goal: Sunspot 2529 Observation

More Information: SOHO Observatory


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7 Comments on Someone Punched The Sun

  1. I liked your film very much! Amazing editing, flow, and morphing. Oh, your exploding glitter in the beginning is so fun — like a party! I meant it when I said that this is your best solar film ever, in my opinion.

    It still blows my mind that we’re looking at a gaseous sphere that has no solid components. What an amazing universe we live in!

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    • I’m glad you liked film! The glitter supernova is one of my favorite effects. Yup! No solid surface, twisted magnetic field lines, 27 million degrees Fahrenheit core — all of the good stuff.

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  2. Spot on! Inspiring me to write about something . . .

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  3. Good stuff, there was a whole ‘the sky at night’ program devoted to sunspots and what they could do to us, needles to say, I thought about you!!

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