Wed, 11 Jul 2012 – Large active region
Solar Section Director Richard Bailey announces that a large active region (AR) has developed in the Sun's southern hemisphere, and is producing flares. The two largest dark spots are about the size of the Earth.
The picture below was taken yesterday (10 July) by Brian Woosnam.
The region wiill change over time, so project an image of it onto a shaded screen to see the sunspots (or use an approved solar filter properly fitted).
Observers with h-a fliters and telescopes can follow the flare, plaging and filament activity.
NEVER look at the Sun in any way with the naked eyes.