Sunspot Activity On The Rise (for now!)

Active Region (AR)2708 is currently near the centre of the Sun’s disc with a new Active Region just about to pop into view on the eastern solar limb (no AR number as yet). These come after many days of solar quiet in which there were no sunspots at all.

Thank you to Carl Bowron and Cliff Meredith for these excellent images of AR2708. The first image shows the sunspots up-close, the second image of the whole disc. How small do the sunspots look!

2018 May 5 @0835UT white light AR2708. Image taken by Carl Bowron.
2018 May 07 @1653UT white light whole disc. Image taken by Cliff Meredith.