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2009-08-13


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-08-13 15:30 UT
To: 2009-08-13 15:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 19.8C ...
Dew Point: 13.2C ...
Humidity: 66% ...
Wind Speed: 3.3mph ...
Wind Dir: East South East ...
Pressure: 1015.6hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day but cleared into the afternoon. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-08-13 15:30 UT
To: 2009-08-13 15:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-08-12


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-08-12 15:40 UT
To: 2009-08-12 15:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.9C ...
Dew Point: 15.4C ...
Humidity: 63% ...
Wind Speed: 2.4mph ...
Wind Dir: South West ...
Pressure: 1013.4hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-08-12 15:40 UT
To: 2009-08-12 15:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-08-11


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-08-11 15:15 UT
To: 2009-08-11 15:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 24.4C ...
Dew Point: 15.6C ...
Humidity: 57% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1015.9hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-08-11 15:15 UT
To: 2009-08-11 15:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-07-27


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-07-27 14:00 UT
To: 2009-07-27 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 17.9C ...
Dew Point: 14.2C ...
Humidity: 79% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1006.1hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-07-27 14:00 UT
To: 2009-07-27 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-07-14


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-07-14 15:20 UT
To: 2009-07-14 15:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.9C ...
Dew Point: 10.9C ...
Humidity: 48% ...
Wind Speed: 1.7mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1003.3hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-07-14 15:20 UT
To: 2009-07-14 15:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-07-10


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-07-10 15:20 UT
To: 2009-07-10 15:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 21.5C ...
Dew Point: 9.6C ...
Humidity: 47% ...
Wind Speed: 2.4mph ...
Wind Dir: West South West ...
Pressure: 1013.1hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-07-10 15:20 UT
To: 2009-07-10 15:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-07-02


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-07-02 16:00 UT
To: 2009-07-02 16:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 26.5C ...
Dew Point: 17.5C ...
Humidity: 58% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1013.1hPa ...
Notes:

Clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-07-02 16:00 UT
To: 2009-07-02 16:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-07-01


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-07-01 15:15 UT
To: 2009-07-01 15:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 26.8C ...
Dew Point: 16.3C ...
Humidity: 53% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1019.4hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-07-01 15:15 UT
To: 2009-07-01 15:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-06-30


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-06-30 15:45 UT
To: 2009-06-30 15:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 27.3C ...
Dew Point: 18.0C ...
Humidity: 57% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1018.5hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-06-30 15:45 UT
To: 2009-06-30 15:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-06-24


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-06-24 17:15 UT
To: 2009-06-24 17:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 17.8C ...
Dew Point: 11.3C ...
Humidity: 66% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1018.8hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-06-24 17:15 UT
To: 2009-06-24 17:20 UT

Active area 1023 was still visible but, unlike yesterday, only one spot could be seen. Very small, very faint.


2009-06-23


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-06-23 17:20 UT
To: 2009-06-23 17:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 21.5C ...
Dew Point: 12.0C ...
Humidity: 55% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1024.5hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-06-23 17:20 UT
To: 2009-06-23 17:25 UT

New active area 1023 was visible with two spots. Both the spots were very small and very faint and rather far apart. No detail was noticeable.


2009-06-12


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-06-12 15:30 UT
To: 2009-06-12 15:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 20.4C ...
Dew Point: 8.0C ...
Humidity: 45% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1017.1hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-06-12 15:30 UT
To: 2009-06-12 15:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-06-11


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-06-11 16:00 UT
To: 2009-06-11 16:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 17.5C ...
Dew Point: 6.9C ...
Humidity: 50% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1014.0hPa ...
Notes:

Cloudy day but cleared later in the afternoon. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-06-11 16:00 UT
To: 2009-06-11 16:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-06-05


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-06-05 16:15 UT
To: 2009-06-05 16:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 14.8C ...
Dew Point: 7.1C ...
Humidity: 59% ...
Wind Speed: 2.9mph ...
Wind Dir: East South East ...
Pressure: 1004.8hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-06-05 16:15 UT
To: 2009-06-05 16:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-06-02


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-06-02 17:15 UT
To: 2009-06-02 17:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 21.4C ...
Dew Point: 10.2C ...
Humidity: 49% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1021.7hPa ...
Notes:

Clear but hazy day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-06-02 17:15 UT
To: 2009-06-02 17:20 UT

Active area 1019 still visible with three sunspots. Looked pretty much the same as yesterday with two of the spots looking darker than the third but with none of them being large or having any obvious detail.


2009-06-01


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-06-01 13:30 UT
To: 2009-06-01 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.5C ...
Dew Point: 8.5C ...
Humidity: 41% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1024.5hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-06-01 13:30 UT
To: 2009-06-01 13:35 UT

For the first time since November last year an active area was visible on the Sun. I could see three sunspots in active area 1019. Two of them were very dark while the third was fainter. None of them were very large. No real detail was visible.


2009-05-29


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-05-29 15:15 UT
To: 2009-05-29 15:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 23.4C ...
Dew Point: 15.2C ...
Humidity: 60% ...
Wind Speed: 1.1mph ...
Wind Dir: East South East ...
Pressure: 1027.4hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-05-29 15:15 UT
To: 2009-05-29 15:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-05-28


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-05-28 15:00 UT
To: 2009-05-28 15:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 23.1C ...
Dew Point: 15.3C ...
Humidity: 62% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1027.0hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-05-28 15:00 UT
To: 2009-05-28 15:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-05-24


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-05-24 14:20 UT
To: 2009-05-24 14:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.6C ...
Dew Point: 7.5C ...
Humidity: 38% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1017.2hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-05-24 14:20 UT
To: 2009-05-24 14:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-05-21


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-05-21 13:35 UT
To: 2009-05-21 13:40 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 18.1C ...
Dew Point: 9.6C ...
Humidity: 58% ...
Wind Speed: 2.4mph ...
Wind Dir: West South West ...
Pressure: 1009.6hPa ...
Notes:

Pretty clear day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-05-21 13:35 UT
To: 2009-05-21 13:40 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-05-12


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-05-12 13:15 UT
To: 2009-05-12 13:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 14.6C ...
Dew Point: 4.3C ...
Humidity: 50% ...
Wind Speed: 7.0mph ...
Wind Dir: East South East ...
Pressure: 1020.8hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-05-12 13:15 UT
To: 2009-05-12 13:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-05-11


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-05-11 13:30 UT
To: 2009-05-11 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.0C ...
Dew Point: 2.6C ...
Humidity: 53% ...
Wind Speed: 0.2mph ...
Wind Dir: South East ...
Pressure: 1022.5hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-05-11 13:30 UT
To: 2009-05-11 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-05-07


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-05-07 13:45 UT
To: 2009-05-07 13:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 18.4C ...
Dew Point: 6.1C ...
Humidity: 45% ...
Wind Speed: 1.3mph ...
Wind Dir: South South East ...
Pressure: 1007.6hPa ...
Notes:

Clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-05-07 13:45 UT
To: 2009-05-07 13:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-04-26


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-04-26 14:25 UT
To: 2009-04-26 14:30 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 17.8C ...
Dew Point: 5.6C ...
Humidity: 43% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1001.1hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-04-26 14:25 UT
To: 2009-04-26 14:30 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-04-24


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-04-24 14:50 UT
To: 2009-04-24 14:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 19.2C ...
Dew Point: 6.2C ...
Humidity: 43% ...
Wind Speed: 3.1mph ...
Wind Dir: South West ...
Pressure: 1009.6hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-04-24 14:50 UT
To: 2009-04-24 14:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-04-23


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-04-23 14:20 UT
To: 2009-04-23 14:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 19.8C ...
Dew Point: 6.8C ...
Humidity: 42% ...
Wind Speed: 2.0mph ...
Wind Dir: South ...
Pressure: 1017.7hPa ...
Notes:

Clear but very hazy day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-04-23 14:20 UT
To: 2009-04-23 14:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-04-22


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-04-22 16:00 UT
To: 2009-04-22 16:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 17.9C ...
Dew Point: 2.9C ...
Humidity: 38% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1021.3hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear but hazy day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-04-22 16:00 UT
To: 2009-04-22 16:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-04-21


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-04-21 14:45 UT
To: 2009-04-21 14:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 19.1C ...
Dew Point: 6.1C ...
Humidity: 45% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1021.3hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-04-21 14:45 UT
To: 2009-04-21 14:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-04-20


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-04-20 14:15 UT
To: 2009-04-20 14:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 17.3C ...
Dew Point: 7.6C ...
Humidity: 53% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1024.5hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-04-20 14:15 UT
To: 2009-04-20 14:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-04-18


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-04-18 14:45 UT
To: 2009-04-18 14:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 11.9C ...
Dew Point: 6.1C ...
Humidity: 67% ...
Wind Speed: 2.6mph ...
Wind Dir: East South East ...
Pressure: 1018.2hPa ...
Notes:

Clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-04-18 14:45 UT
To: 2009-04-18 14:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-04-08


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-04-08 15:30 UT
To: 2009-04-08 15:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 15.0C ...
Dew Point: 2.4C ...
Humidity: 43% ...
Wind Speed: 1.3mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1003.2hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-04-08 15:30 UT
To: 2009-04-08 15:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-04-07


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-04-07 15:45 UT
To: 2009-04-07 15:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 14.1C ...
Dew Point: 3.5C ...
Humidity: 49% ...
Wind Speed: 2.0mph ...
Wind Dir: South ...
Pressure: 1002.4hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-04-07 15:45 UT
To: 2009-04-07 15:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-04-04


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-04-04 13:30 UT
To: 2009-04-04 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 15.9C ...
Dew Point: 5.1C ...
Humidity: 49% ...
Wind Speed: 0.8mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1013.7hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-04-04 13:30 UT
To: 2009-04-04 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-04-01


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-04-01 13:40 UT
To: 2009-04-01 13:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 15.9C ...
Dew Point: 4.2C ...
Humidity: 46% ...
Wind Speed: 6.8mph ...
Wind Dir: South East ...
Pressure: 1021.1hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-04-01 13:40 UT
To: 2009-04-01 13:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-31


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-31 13:30 UT
To: 2009-03-31 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 17.8C ...
Dew Point: 7.7C ...
Humidity: 52% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1019.7hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-31 13:30 UT
To: 2009-03-31 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-29


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-29 13:30 UT
To: 2009-03-29 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.3C ...
Dew Point: -1.5C ...
Humidity: 44% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1009.9hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-29 13:30 UT
To: 2009-03-29 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-27


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-27 14:40 UT
To: 2009-03-27 14:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 7.6C ...
Dew Point: 2.6C ...
Humidity: 71% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 990.1hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy and wet day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-27 14:40 UT
To: 2009-03-27 14:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-26


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-26 14:30 UT
To: 2009-03-26 14:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 11.6C ...
Dew Point: 4.1C ...
Humidity: 60% ...
Wind Speed: 5.8mph ...
Wind Dir: West South West ...
Pressure: 992.2hPa ...
Notes:

Windy and cloudy morning, cleared into the afternoon. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-26 14:30 UT
To: 2009-03-26 14:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-25


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-25 15:45 UT
To: 2009-03-25 15:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.0C ...
Dew Point: 4.7C ...
Humidity: 61% ...
Wind Speed: 4.4mph ...
Wind Dir: West South West ...
Pressure: 998.5hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-25 15:45 UT
To: 2009-03-25 15:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-24


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-24 13:55 UT
To: 2009-03-24 14:00 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 11.5C ...
Dew Point: 0.8C ...
Humidity: 48% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1013.7hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-24 13:55 UT
To: 2009-03-24 14:00 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-23


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-23 14:00 UT
To: 2009-03-23 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.6C ...
Dew Point: 4.7C ...
Humidity: 67% ...
Wind Speed: 6.1mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1007.4hPa ...
Notes:

Wet and cloudy morning, cleared into the afternoon. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-23 14:00 UT
To: 2009-03-23 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-20


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-20 16:00 UT
To: 2009-03-20 16:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 11.3C ...
Dew Point: 3.2C ...
Humidity: 58% ...
Wind Speed: 2.0mph ...
Wind Dir: South South East ...
Pressure: 1028.6hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-20 16:00 UT
To: 2009-03-20 16:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-19


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-19 14:45 UT
To: 2009-03-19 14:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 7.9C ...
Dew Point: 3.9C ...
Humidity: 76% ...
Wind Speed: 6.1mph ...
Wind Dir: North ...
Pressure: 1027.8hPa ...
Notes:

Cloudy morning, cleared into the afternoon. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-19 14:45 UT
To: 2009-03-19 14:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-18


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-18 14:30 UT
To: 2009-03-18 14:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.4C ...
Dew Point: 7.6C ...
Humidity: 73% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1028.5hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-18 14:30 UT
To: 2009-03-18 14:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-06


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-06 14:25 UT
To: 2009-03-06 14:30 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 9.4C ...
Dew Point: 2.2C ...
Humidity: 61% ...
Wind Speed: 4.0mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1002.2hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-06 14:25 UT
To: 2009-03-06 14:30 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-04


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-04 15:00 UT
To: 2009-03-04 15:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 7.4C ...
Dew Point: 0.5C ...
Humidity: 61% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 978.7hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-04 15:00 UT
To: 2009-03-04 15:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-02


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-02 15:10 UT
To: 2009-03-02 15:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 15.5C ...
Dew Point: 3.2C ...
Humidity: 61% ...
Wind Speed: 3.8mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1010.7hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-02 15:10 UT
To: 2009-03-02 15:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-02-27


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-02-27 15:00 UT
To: 2009-02-27 15:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 11.9C ...
Dew Point: 7.8C ...
Humidity: 76% ...
Wind Speed: 3.3mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1014.7hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-02-27 15:00 UT
To: 2009-02-27 15:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-02-21


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-02-21 14:30 UT
To: 2009-02-21 14:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 11.3C ...
Dew Point: 6.0C ...
Humidity: 70% ...
Wind Speed: 0.6mph ...
Wind Dir: West North West ...
Pressure: 1026.6hPa ...
Notes:

Clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-02-21 14:30 UT
To: 2009-02-21 14:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-02-13


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-02-13 14:10 UT
To: 2009-02-13 14:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 5.4C ...
Dew Point: 1.8C ...
Humidity: 77% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1021.6hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-02-13 14:10 UT
To: 2009-02-13 14:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-02-04


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-02-04 14:20 UT
To: 2009-02-04 14:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 2.8C ...
Dew Point: 0.8C ...
Humidity: 87% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 992.3hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-02-04 14:20 UT
To: 2009-02-04 14:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-02-03


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-02-03 14:50 UT
To: 2009-02-03 14:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 2.8C ...
Dew Point: -0.7C ...
Humidity: 78% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 994.6hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-02-03 14:50 UT
To: 2009-02-03 14:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-01-27


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-01-27 14:10 UT
To: 2009-01-27 14:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 3.9C ...
Dew Point: 2.7C ...
Humidity: 92% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1009.0hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. Hazy too. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-01-27 14:10 UT
To: 2009-01-27 14:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-01-23


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-01-23 14:30 UT
To: 2009-01-23 14:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 5.4C ...
Dew Point: 2.3C ...
Humidity: 81% ...
Wind Speed: 6.1mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 974.0hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-01-23 14:30 UT
To: 2009-01-23 14:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-01-21


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-01-21 14:00 UT
To: 2009-01-21 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 5.4C ...
Dew Point: 1.6C ...
Humidity: 77% ...
Wind Speed: 2.9mph ...
Wind Dir: South South East ...
Pressure: 997.6hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-01-21 14:00 UT
To: 2009-01-21 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-01-20


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-01-20 15:20 UT
To: 2009-01-20 15:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 5.3C ...
Dew Point: 1.5C ...
Humidity: 77% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 987.4hPa ...
Notes:

Clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-01-20 15:20 UT
To: 2009-01-20 15:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-01-19


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-01-19 14:00 UT
To: 2009-01-19 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 6.4C ...
Dew Point: 3.5C ...
Humidity: 82% ...
Wind Speed: 0.6mph ...
Wind Dir: South South East ...
Pressure: 970.9hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-01-19 14:00 UT
To: 2009-01-19 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-01-18


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-01-18 13:20 UT
To: 2009-01-18 13:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 6.1C ...
Dew Point: 1.2C ...
Humidity: 71% ...
Wind Speed: 3.8mph ...
Wind Dir: West South West ...
Pressure: 989.1hPa ...
Notes:

Clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-01-18 13:20 UT
To: 2009-01-18 13:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-01-06


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-01-06 13:30 UT
To: 2009-01-06 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 1.6C ...
Dew Point: -3.5C ...
Humidity: 70% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1024.2hPa ...
Notes:

Clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-01-06 13:30 UT
To: 2009-01-06 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-12-17


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-12-17 14:00 UT
To: 2008-12-17 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 5.7C ...
Dew Point: 2.5C ...
Humidity: 80% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1011.4hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-12-17 14:00 UT
To: 2008-12-17 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-12-10


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-12-10 13:55 UT
To: 2008-12-10 14:00 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 3.8C ...
Dew Point: 0.3C ...
Humidity: 78% ...
Wind Speed: 1.3mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1011.8hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-12-10 13:55 UT
To: 2008-12-10 14:00 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-12-06


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-12-06 13:45 UT
To: 2008-12-06 13:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 5.4C ...
Dew Point: 2.7C ...
Humidity: 83% ...
Wind Speed: 2.0mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1012.2hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-12-06 13:45 UT
To: 2008-12-06 13:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-12-04


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-12-04 14:35 UT
To: 2008-12-04 14:40 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 6.8C ...
Dew Point: 3.6C ...
Humidity: 80% ...
Wind Speed: 1.7mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 973.2hPa ...
Notes:

Cloudy morning, cleared into the afternoon. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-12-04 14:35 UT
To: 2008-12-04 14:40 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-12-03


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-12-03 14:45 UT
To: 2008-12-03 14:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 3.4C ...
Dew Point: 0.7C ...
Humidity: 83% ...
Wind Speed: 5.2mph ...
Wind Dir: West North West ...
Pressure: 999.3hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-12-03 14:45 UT
To: 2008-12-03 14:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-12-02


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-12-02 13:50 UT
To: 2008-12-02 13:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 3.8C ...
Dew Point: 1.1C ...
Humidity: 83% ...
Wind Speed: 2.0mph ...
Wind Dir: West North West ...
Pressure: 1020.5hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-12-02 13:50 UT
To: 2008-12-02 13:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-11-26


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-11-26 13:30 UT
To: 2008-11-26 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.3C ...
Dew Point: 8.3C ...
Humidity: 88% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1020.5hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-11-26 13:30 UT
To: 2008-11-26 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-11-18


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-11-18 14:00 UT
To: 2008-11-18 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.6C ...
Dew Point: 6.7C ...
Humidity: 77% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1014.8hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-11-18 14:00 UT
To: 2008-11-18 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-11-16


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-11-16 14:15 UT
To: 2008-11-16 14:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 9.8C ...
Dew Point: 4.7C ...
Humidity: 71% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1027.3hPa ...
Notes:

Cloudy morning but cleared in the afternoon. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-11-16 14:15 UT
To: 2008-11-16 14:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-11-12


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-11-12 13:45 UT
To: 2008-11-12 13:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.2C ...
Dew Point: 6.3C ...
Humidity: 77% ...
Wind Speed: 1.5mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1013.7hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-11-12 13:45 UT
To: 2008-11-12 13:50 UT

Active area 1008 still visible with 2 sunspots. Compared to yesterday one of the spots appeared to be slightly bigger and darker whereas the other one appeared to be smaller and fainter. No other obvious detail was visible.


2008-11-11


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-11-11 14:20 UT
To: 2008-11-11 14:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 9.9C ...
Dew Point: 4.7C ...
Humidity: 70% ...
Wind Speed: 8.1mph ...
Wind Dir: West South West ...
Pressure: 999.8hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. Very windy too. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-11-11 14:20 UT
To: 2008-11-11 14:25 UT

New active area 1008 visible with 2 sunspots. Both spots seemed to be a good size and rather dark. However, because the Solarscope was blowing around so much in the wind it was impossible to observe any detail.


2008-10-31


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-10-31 15:05 UT
To: 2008-10-31 15:10 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 6.9C ...
Dew Point: 3.5C ...
Humidity: 79% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1005.7hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-10-31 15:05 UT
To: 2008-10-31 15:10 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-10-24


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-10-24 15:00 UT
To: 2008-10-24 15:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.2C ...
Dew Point: 4.9C ...
Humidity: 61% ...
Wind Speed: 0.4mph ...
Wind Dir: West North West ...
Pressure: 1019.5hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-10-24 15:00 UT
To: 2008-10-24 15:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-10-21


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-10-21 14:55 UT
To: 2008-10-21 15:00 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 11.6C ...
Dew Point: 3.5C ...
Humidity: 58% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1007.9hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-10-21 14:55 UT
To: 2008-10-21 15:00 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-10-17


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-10-17 13:40 UT
To: 2008-10-17 13:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 13.5C ...
Dew Point: 7.2C ...
Humidity: 67% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1016.0hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-10-17 13:40 UT
To: 2008-10-17 13:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-10-16


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-10-16 12:15 UT
To: 2008-10-16 12:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 13.4C ...
Dew Point: 7.3C ...
Humidity: 67% ...
Wind Speed: 3.1mph ...
Wind Dir: West North West ...
Pressure: 1010.2hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-10-16 12:15 UT
To: 2008-10-16 12:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-10-13


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-10-13 13:25 UT
To: 2008-10-13 13:30 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 16.3C ...
Dew Point: 12.0C ...
Humidity: 76% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1011.9hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-10-13 13:25 UT
To: 2008-10-13 13:30 UT

Active area 1005 was still visible today. However, unlike yesterday I could only see 1 sunspot. The darker spot from yesterday could still be seen but the fainter one wasn't visible in my equipment.


2008-10-12


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-10-12 13:45 UT
To: 2008-10-12 13:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 19.9C ...
Dew Point: 14.0C ...
Humidity: 69% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1018.6hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-10-12 13:45 UT
To: 2008-10-12 13:50 UT

For the first time since 2008-03-31 I could see sunspots on the Sun. New active area 1005 was visible with two small spots. One was dark and immediately obvious in the Solarscope where the other one appeared rather faint and wasn't easy to spot at first.


2008-10-10


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-10-10 15:00 UT
To: 2008-10-10 15:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 18.2C ...
Dew Point: 8.6C ...
Humidity: 54% ...
Wind Speed: 4.6mph ...
Wind Dir: South ...
Pressure: 1021.1hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. Also rather hazy. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-10-10 15:00 UT
To: 2008-10-10 15:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-10-08


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-10-08 15:35 UT
To: 2008-10-08 15:40 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 15.4C ...
Dew Point: 8.6C ...
Humidity: 64% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1017.8hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-10-08 15:35 UT
To: 2008-10-08 15:40 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-10-03


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-10-03 15:25 UT
To: 2008-10-03 15:30 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.4C ...
Dew Point: 3.4C ...
Humidity: 62% ...
Wind Speed: 9.2mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1011.3hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-10-03 15:25 UT
To: 2008-10-03 15:30 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-10-02


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-10-02 14:15 UT
To: 2008-10-02 14:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.5C ...
Dew Point: 5.8C ...
Humidity: 64% ...
Wind Speed: 4.6mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 998.9hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-10-02 14:15 UT
To: 2008-10-02 14:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-10-01


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-10-01 13:10 UT
To: 2008-10-01 13:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.6C ...
Dew Point: 8.2C ...
Humidity: 75% ...
Wind Speed: 7.0mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 993.8hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-10-01 13:10 UT
To: 2008-10-01 13:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-09-29


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-09-29 13:05 UT
To: 2008-09-29 13:10 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 15.7C ...
Dew Point: 8.4C ...
Humidity: 63% ...
Wind Speed: 0.6mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1013.1hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-09-29 13:05 UT
To: 2008-09-29 13:10 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-09-26


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-09-26 13:45 UT
To: 2008-09-26 13:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 19.3C ...
Dew Point: 10.2C ...
Humidity: 55% ...
Wind Speed: 2.2mph ...
Wind Dir: South East ...
Pressure: 1033.2hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-09-26 13:45 UT
To: 2008-09-26 13:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-09-25


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-09-25 14:20 UT
To: 2008-09-25 14:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 17.4C ...
Dew Point: 9.2C ...
Humidity: 58% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1030.8hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-09-25 14:20 UT
To: 2008-09-25 14:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-09-20


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-09-20 15:15 UT
To: 2008-09-20 15:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 20.8C ...
Dew Point: 10.2C ...
Humidity: 50% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1026.4hPa ...
Notes:

Clear but very hazy day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-09-20 15:15 UT
To: 2008-09-20 15:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-09-18


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-09-18 13:35 UT
To: 2008-09-18 13:40 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 21.2C ...
Dew Point: 9.7C ...
Humidity: 47% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1020.3hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. Hazy too. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-09-18 13:35 UT
To: 2008-09-18 13:40 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-09-02


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-09-02 15:40 UT
To: 2008-09-02 15:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 18.1C ...
Dew Point: 10.4C ...
Humidity: 61% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 994.9hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-09-02 15:40 UT
To: 2008-09-02 15:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-08-15


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-08-15 14:15 UT
To: 2008-08-15 14:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 23.3C ...
Dew Point: 9.9C ...
Humidity: 41% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1010.4hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-08-15 14:15 UT
To: 2008-08-15 14:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-08-14


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-08-14 15:20 UT
To: 2008-08-14 15:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 21.6C ...
Dew Point: 9.4C ...
Humidity: 46% ...
Wind Speed: 0.4mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1007.9hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-08-14 15:20 UT
To: 2008-08-14 15:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-08-12


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-08-12 15:40 UT
To: 2008-08-12 15:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 20.1C ...
Dew Point: 11.2C ...
Humidity: 57% ...
Wind Speed: 1.3mph ...
Wind Dir: South East ...
Pressure: 985.0hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-08-12 15:40 UT
To: 2008-08-12 15:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-08-07


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-08-07 15:55 UT
To: 2008-08-07 16:00 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 24.3C ...
Dew Point: 14.3C ...
Humidity: 54% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 999.7hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-08-07 15:55 UT
To: 2008-08-07 16:00 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-08-01


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-08-01 08:19 UT
To: 2008-08-01 10:05 UT
Equipment: Naked Eye
Solarscope
Temperature: 22.2C ...
Dew Point: 14.3C ...
Humidity: 61% ...
Wind Speed: 5.5mph ...
Wind Dir: South West ...
Pressure: 1005.3hPa ...
Notes:

Out to observe the partial solar eclipse (which was total in parts of Greenland, Russia and China). Weather was less than ideal. Some cloud around and very windy.

Partial Solar Eclipse

From: 2008-08-01 08:19 UT
To: 2008-08-01 10:05 UT

I set up the Solarscope before first contact (due some time around 08:30 UT). Things didn't get off to a good start when the wind blew the Solarscope off the table and, after I got it back on the table, the focus was totally messed up. I had to readjust the 'scope part to get it to work again.

While waiting for first contact I noted that no sunspots were visible on the Sun.

At 08:30 UT I got what I thought was the first hint of the Moon moving onto the Sun. Very quickly it became obvious that it was. By 08:31 UT I was also able to make out the Moon with the naked eye (via eclipse shades, obviously).

At 08:34 UT I noted that conditions weren't looking too good. In the short time since I'd set up the sky had gone from being more clear than cloudy to being more cloudy than clear.

Around 08:41 UT I took the following photographs:

Partial Solar Eclipse

Partial Solar Eclipse

At 08:49 UT a large cloud moved in and obscured my view of the Sun. At this point I took the opportunity to go into the office and find some small heavy objects which I then placed inside the Solarscope to weigh it down. This helped to keep it on the table in the increasing wind.

By 08:56 UT I had another reasonable view and noted that a good chunk of the Sun was now covered. The view lasted until around 09:03 UT and then cloud moved in again. I got a very brief view at 09:10 UT but got clouded out again.

Just after 09:14 UT I had a good clear spell and took some more photographs:

Partial Solar Eclipse

Partial Solar Eclipse

This was around the time of mid-eclipse.

I had a reasonable run of views of the Sun until 09:28 UT when more cloud moved in. A couple of very brief views came and went but, by 09:38 UT it was wall-to-wall cloud with no sign of any gaps heading my way. At 09:43 UT I decided to pack the Solarscope away seeing as how things weren't looking so good. However, I did keep an eye out for more clear weather and I kept the eclipse shades to hand just in case.

The sky cleared really well around 09:59 UT so I went back out with the eclipse shades to watch the end of the eclipse. I kept watching until, at 10:05 UT, I couldn't make out any sign of the Moon any more.

Not the best of views of a partial solar eclipse but better than the view I had back on 2006-03-29 and obviously far better than the eclipse on 2005-10-03.


2008-07-29


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-07-29 14:15 UT
To: 2008-07-29 14:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 24.6C ...
Dew Point: 13.5C ...
Humidity: 50% ...
Wind Speed: 3.8mph ...
Wind Dir: South East ...
Pressure: 1008.9hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-07-29 14:15 UT
To: 2008-07-29 14:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-07-23


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-07-23 15:40 UT
To: 2008-07-23 15:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 25.2C ...
Dew Point: 16.3C ...
Humidity: 58% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1020.3hPa ...
Notes:

Clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-07-23 15:40 UT
To: 2008-07-23 15:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-07-22


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-07-22 16:10 UT
To: 2008-07-22 16:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.8C ...
Dew Point: 15.6C ...
Humidity: 64% ...
Wind Speed: 0.8mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1021.5hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-07-22 16:10 UT
To: 2008-07-22 16:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-07-21


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-07-21 16:55 UT
To: 2008-07-21 17:00 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 21.3C ...
Dew Point: 9.1C ...
Humidity: 47% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1020.0hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-07-21 16:55 UT
To: 2008-07-21 17:00 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-07-15


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-07-15 13:30 UT
To: 2008-07-15 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 27.5C ...
Dew Point: 15.8C ...
Humidity: 48% ...
Wind Speed: 1.3mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1018.6hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-07-15 13:30 UT
To: 2008-07-15 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-07-04


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-07-04 16:50 UT
To: 2008-07-04 16:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.2C ...
Dew Point: 8.6C ...
Humidity: 41% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1011.2hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-07-04 16:50 UT
To: 2008-07-04 16:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-06-30


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-06-30 13:55 UT
To: 2008-06-30 14:00 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.5C ...
Dew Point: 10.8C ...
Humidity: 47% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1016.7hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-06-30 13:55 UT
To: 2008-06-30 14:00 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-06-20


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-06-20 14:00 UT
To: 2008-06-20 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 21.4C ...
Dew Point: 7.9C ...
Humidity: 42% ...
Wind Speed: 9.9mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1005.0hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-06-20 14:00 UT
To: 2008-06-20 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-06-19


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-06-19 13:40 UT
To: 2008-06-19 13:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 21.4C ...
Dew Point: 7.9C ...
Humidity: 42% ...
Wind Speed: 9.9mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1005.0hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-06-19 13:40 UT
To: 2008-06-19 13:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-06-14


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-06-14 15:15 UT
To: 2008-06-14 15:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 18.9C ...
Dew Point: 9.1C ...
Humidity: 52% ...
Wind Speed: 0.6mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1010.4hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-06-14 15:15 UT
To: 2008-06-14 15:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-06-10


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-06-10 14:00 UT
To: 2008-06-10 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 23.7C ...
Dew Point: 12.0C ...
Humidity: 48% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1020.1hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. Clear in the afternoon. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-06-10 14:00 UT
To: 2008-06-10 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-06-09


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-06-09 13:50 UT
To: 2008-06-09 13:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 26.9C ...
Dew Point: 14.2C ...
Humidity: 44% ...
Wind Speed: 3.3mph ...
Wind Dir: West South West ...
Pressure: 1021.6hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-06-09 13:50 UT
To: 2008-06-09 13:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-05-20


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-05-20 15:15 UT
To: 2008-05-20 15:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 14.8C ...
Dew Point: 4.7C ...
Humidity: 51% ...
Wind Speed: 2.2mph ...
Wind Dir: South East ...
Pressure: 1017.2hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-05-20 15:15 UT
To: 2008-05-20 15:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-05-11


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-05-11 15:50 UT
To: 2008-05-11 15:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 23.7C ...
Dew Point: 11.0C ...
Humidity: 45% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1017.0hPa ...
Notes:

Clear and hazy day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-05-11 15:50 UT
To: 2008-05-11 15:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-05-09


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-05-09 16:10 UT
To: 2008-05-09 16:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 24.5C ...
Dew Point: 13.7C ...
Humidity: 50% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1009.8hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-05-09 16:10 UT
To: 2008-05-09 16:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-05-08


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-05-08 15:10 UT
To: 2008-05-08 15:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 23.8C ...
Dew Point: 9.0C ...
Humidity: 39% ...
Wind Speed: 5.8mph ...
Wind Dir: East South East ...
Pressure: 1011.3hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear but hazy day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-05-08 15:10 UT
To: 2008-05-08 15:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-05-07


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-05-07 13:50 UT
To: 2008-05-07 13:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 23.1C ...
Dew Point: 9.4C ...
Humidity: 42% ...
Wind Speed: 3.3mph ...
Wind Dir: East South East ...
Pressure: 1021.5hPa ...
Notes:

Clear but hazy day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-05-07 13:50 UT
To: 2008-05-07 13:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-05-06


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-05-06 14:05 UT
To: 2008-05-06 14:10 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.8C ...
Dew Point: 11.4C ...
Humidity: 49% ...
Wind Speed: 2.0mph ...
Wind Dir: South East ...
Pressure: 1021.5hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-05-06 14:05 UT
To: 2008-05-06 14:10 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-05-05


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-05-05 14:20 UT
To: 2008-05-05 14:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 21.7C ...
Dew Point: 7.8C ...
Humidity: 41% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1023.4hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-05-05 14:20 UT
To: 2008-05-05 14:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-05-02


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-05-02 16:00 UT
To: 2008-05-02 16:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 16.9C ...
Dew Point: 7.7C ...
Humidity: 55% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1018.5hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-05-02 16:00 UT
To: 2008-05-02 16:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-05-01


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-05-01 15:00 UT
To: 2008-05-01 15:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 15.3C ...
Dew Point: 4.9C ...
Humidity: 50% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1003.6hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-05-01 15:00 UT
To: 2008-05-01 15:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-04-29


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-04-29 13:40 UT
To: 2008-04-29 13:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.9C ...
Dew Point: 5.5C ...
Humidity: 61% ...
Wind Speed: 5.2mph ...
Wind Dir: South East ...
Pressure: 992.1hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. Hazy too. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-04-29 13:40 UT
To: 2008-04-29 13:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-04-24


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-04-24 15:10 UT
To: 2008-04-24 15:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 11.9C ...
Dew Point: 6.6C ...
Humidity: 70% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1014.6hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-04-24 15:10 UT
To: 2008-04-24 15:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-04-21


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-04-21 13:40 UT
To: 2008-04-21 13:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.9C ...
Dew Point: 6.2C ...
Humidity: 64% ...
Wind Speed: 4.9mph ...
Wind Dir: North North East ...
Pressure: 1004.7hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. Hazy too. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-04-21 13:40 UT
To: 2008-04-21 13:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-04-17


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-04-17 13:30 UT
To: 2008-04-17 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 8.0C ...
Dew Point: -0.1C ...
Humidity: 57% ...
Wind Speed: 2.9mph ...
Wind Dir: East South East ...
Pressure: 1008.1hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-04-17 13:30 UT
To: 2008-04-17 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-04-14


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-04-14 15:10 UT
To: 2008-04-14 15:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.1C ...
Dew Point: 4.6C ...
Humidity: 69% ...
Wind Speed: 1.7mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1015.4hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy and wet day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-04-14 15:10 UT
To: 2008-04-14 15:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-04-07


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-04-07 15:05 UT
To: 2008-04-07 15:10 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 7.3C ...
Dew Point: 2.5C ...
Humidity: 72% ...
Wind Speed: 3.3mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 998.6hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-04-07 15:05 UT
To: 2008-04-07 15:10 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-04-06


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-04-06 15:45 UT
To: 2008-04-06 15:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 7.8C ...
Dew Point: -2.9C ...
Humidity: 47% ...
Wind Speed: 1.1mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1000.1hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-04-06 15:45 UT
To: 2008-04-06 15:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-03-31


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-03-31 13:40 UT
To: 2008-03-31 13:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 14.5C ...
Dew Point: 6.8C ...
Humidity: 60% ...
Wind Speed: 10.9mph ...
Wind Dir: South West ...
Pressure: 1012.7hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-03-31 13:40 UT
To: 2008-03-31 13:45 UT

The Sun had 2 active areas were visible today:

Area 987 had 2 spots visible. Both with a dark umbra and sharing a common penumbra.

Area 988 had 1 spot visible. Very small and faint.


2008-03-27


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-03-27 14:40 UT
To: 2008-03-27 14:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 9.3C ...
Dew Point: 3.4C ...
Humidity: 67% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 998.6hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-03-27 14:40 UT
To: 2008-03-27 14:45 UT

The Sun had 3 active areas were visible today:

Area 987 had 5 spots visible. Two of them had a visible penumbra.

Area 988 had 3 spots visible. Two of them were sharing a common penumbra.

New area 989 had 2 small spots visible.


2008-03-24


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-03-24 15:55 UT
To: 2008-03-24 16:00 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 4.4C ...
Dew Point: -1.3C ...
Humidity: 67% ...
Wind Speed: 0.6mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 996.9hPa ...
Notes:

Clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-03-24 15:55 UT
To: 2008-03-24 16:00 UT

After another long period of seeing no activity on the Sun I finally had some sunspots visible. Two new active areas were visible: 987 and 988.

Area 987 had three small spots with no real detail visible.

Area 988 had two spots. One was quite small but the other appeared to be of a reasonable size and had an obvious penumbra.


2008-03-11


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-03-11 13:50 UT
To: 2008-03-11 13:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.4C ...
Dew Point: 5.9C ...
Humidity: 74% ...
Wind Speed: 0.8mph ...
Wind Dir: South South West ...
Pressure: 978.2hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-03-11 13:50 UT
To: 2008-03-11 13:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-03-06


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-03-06 13:55 UT
To: 2008-03-06 14:00 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 13.6C ...
Dew Point: 5.7C ...
Humidity: 59% ...
Wind Speed: 6.3mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1016.9hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-03-06 13:55 UT
To: 2008-03-06 14:00 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-03-03


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-03-03 13:55 UT
To: 2008-03-03 14:00 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 8.3C ...
Dew Point: -1.9C ...
Humidity: 49% ...
Wind Speed: 1.1mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1005.2hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-03-03 13:55 UT
To: 2008-03-03 14:00 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-02-17


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-02-17 15:20 UT
To: 2008-02-17 15:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 5.9C ...
Dew Point: 1.0C ...
Humidity: 71% ...
Wind Speed: 2.0mph ...
Wind Dir: East South East ...
Pressure: 1037.4hPa ...
Notes:

Clear and cold day. I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-02-17 15:20 UT
To: 2008-02-17 15:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-02-16


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-02-16 14:20 UT
To: 2008-02-16 14:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 5.4C ...
Dew Point: 3.9C ...
Humidity: 90% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1035.9hPa ...
Notes:

Clear and cold day. I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-02-16 14:20 UT
To: 2008-02-16 14:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-02-11


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-02-11 15:05 UT
To: 2008-02-11 15:10 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 5.4C ...
Dew Point: 3.3C ...
Humidity: 87% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1030.4hPa ...
Notes:

Clear and cold day. I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-02-11 15:05 UT
To: 2008-02-11 15:10 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-02-10


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-02-10 13:15 UT
To: 2008-02-10 13:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 9.3C ...
Dew Point: 4.4C ...
Humidity: 72% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1030.9hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-02-10 13:15 UT
To: 2008-02-10 13:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-02-09


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-02-09 14:45 UT
To: 2008-02-09 14:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 11.1C ...
Dew Point: 6.4C ...
Humidity: 73% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1026.8hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-02-09 14:45 UT
To: 2008-02-09 14:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.

Location: Woodland Waters (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-02-09 19:55 UT
To: 2008-02-09 23:55 UT
Equipment: Antares 905
Lomo Lubitel 166B
Meade 10x50 Binoculars
Naked Eye
Notes:

Joined John and Kevin at Woodland Waters for an observing session. Not the best of nights, some thin cloud and contrails sticking around, also quite damp and a little hazy at times.

I brought my Antares 905 and John brought his Evostar 150.

Checking for Comet Holmes

From: 2008-02-09 20:10 UT
To: 2008-02-09 20:20 UT

I started out the session by seeing if comet Holmes was still visible to the naked eye. Given that the last time I saw it it appeared to be about the same brightness as the Double Cluster, and given that I could see the Double Cluster, I guessed I stood a chance of it was still of similar brightness to the last time.

After looking carefully for a couple of minutes I decided that it must be even fainter than the last time. I then grabbed my 10x50 binoculars and had a look in the general area around Algol and I pretty much saw it right away. Very faint and very diffuse. Only just brighter than the background sky. If I wasn't looking for it I probably wouldn't even have noticed it.

Started a Star Trail

Time: 2008-02-09 20:33 UT

I set the Lomo Lubitel 166B up on a tripod and started a star trail.

The camera was loaded with Ilford FP5+ 400 (120 roll film), the aperture was set to f8. Like the last time I tried this this was an experiment. This time I was interested to see what results I'd get with a faster film.

The camera was roughly pointed in the general direction of the Pleiades (M45) and the Hyades in Taurus.

Saturn

From: 2008-02-09 20:35 UT
To: 2008-02-09 20:45 UT

Had a brief view of Saturn via John's 'scope. Much like my last observation the view was very "soft" with no real detail visible. No shadow of the rings on the planet could be seen although, once again, I did get the impression that the rings were two separate and detached objects either side of the planet.

Titan was nicely visible.

Mars

From: 2008-02-09 20:47 UT
To: 2008-02-09 21:00 UT

Had a look at Mars via the 905 with the 6mm eyepiece and the 2x barlow. Just like always, I couldn't get any detail out of the planet. One thing I did notice though was that there was a definite hint of a gibbous phase. The planet did seem to be "taller" than it was "wide".

Stopped the Star Trail

Time: 2008-02-09 21:01 UT

Stopped the star tail I'd started earlier.

Taurus Star Trail

M1

From: 2008-02-09 21:15 UT
To: 2008-02-09 21:40 UT

Decided to have a look at M1 given that I'd not taken a look in over a year. With the 905 and the 25mm eyepiece it was very easy to find and, unlike previous observations, seemed to stand out really well. Despite the conditions during the evening (which were less than ideal) I'm pretty sure it was a better view than the one I once had via the 130M. Although it was the usual indistinct light patch it appeared to contrast with the background sky better than I'm sure I've seen it before.

M65 and M66

From: 2008-02-09 21:55 UT
To: 2008-02-09 22:05 UT

Had a look at M65 and M66 via John's 'scope and his 42mm eyepiece. Just two very faint patches of light, mostly needing averted vision to see them. It was impossible to make out any distinct shame or to say what their relative orientations were.

A break and a chat

From: 2008-02-09 22:10 UT
To: 2008-02-09 22:45 UT

Had a coffee and food break and a chat. Given that it was getting very cold and damp this was needed.

M95 and M96

From: 2008-02-09 22:50 UT
To: 2008-02-09 23:00 UT

Had a look at M95 and M96 via John's 'scope and his 42mm eyepiece. Just as with the previous view of M65 and M66 they appeared as two very faint patches of light, mostly needing averted vision to see them.

905 totally fogged up

Time: 2008-02-09 23:09 UT

I went to use the 905 and noticed that it was dripping with dew and that the main lens was totally fogged up. Decided to call it a night as far as the 905 was concerned.

Trying for the Eskimo Nebula

From: 2008-02-09 23:15 UT
To: 2008-02-09 23:35 UT

We spent some time using John's 'scope to try and locate the Eskimo Nebula but never managed to locate it. I made a note to check in some of my books and see how easy it should be to locate.

M3

From: 2008-02-09 23:40 UT
To: 2008-02-09 23:52 UT

Given that Canes Venatici was quite high up now we decided to have a look at M3 with John's 'scope. I first found it with my monocular to be sure of the location and then we got it in John's 'scope. With his 42mm eyepiece it was obvious that it was a globular cluster although no detail could be seen. Switching to his 15mm eyepiece we could see a hint of mottling in it giving the impression of a collection of starts without resolving any actual stars.

End of session

Time: 2008-02-09 23:55 UT

By 23:55 UT everything was terribly damp so we decided that it was time to call an end to the session.


2008-02-08


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-02-08 14:40 UT
To: 2008-02-08 14:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 11.1C ...
Dew Point: 5.8C ...
Humidity: 70% ...
Wind Speed: 7.4mph ...
Wind Dir: South South West ...
Pressure: 1025.7hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-02-08 14:40 UT
To: 2008-02-08 14:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-02-06


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-02-06 13:45 UT
To: 2008-02-06 13:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 9.3C ...
Dew Point: 2.8C ...
Humidity: 64% ...
Wind Speed: 3.5mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1023.2hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-02-06 13:45 UT
To: 2008-02-06 13:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-02-01


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-02-01 14:00 UT
To: 2008-02-01 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 5.4C ...
Dew Point: -1.1C ...
Humidity: 63% ...
Wind Speed: 9.0mph ...
Wind Dir: West South West ...
Pressure: 991.7hPa ...
Notes:

Mixed day. Times of cloud and times of clear skies. Very windy. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-02-01 14:00 UT
To: 2008-02-01 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-01-30


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-01-30 14:35 UT
To: 2008-01-30 14:40 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 7.2C ...
Dew Point: 1.6C ...
Humidity: 68% ...
Wind Speed: 2.4mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1023.1hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear and steady day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-01-30 14:35 UT
To: 2008-01-30 14:40 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-01-27


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-01-27 14:45 UT
To: 2008-01-27 14:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.8C ...
Dew Point: 6.5C ...
Humidity: 75% ...
Wind Speed: 4.2mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1027.9hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day (thin cloud). Hazy too. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-01-27 14:45 UT
To: 2008-01-27 14:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-01-24


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-01-24 14:40 UT
To: 2008-01-24 14:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 8.1C ...
Dew Point: -1.0C ...
Humidity: 53% ...
Wind Speed: 6.1mph ...
Wind Dir: West North West ...
Pressure: 1024.0hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day; breezy too.Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-01-24 14:40 UT
To: 2008-01-24 14:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-01-12


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-01-12 14:30 UT
To: 2008-01-12 14:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 6.1C ...
Dew Point: 3.0C ...
Humidity: 82% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1003.3hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day.Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-01-12 14:30 UT
To: 2008-01-12 14:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2008-01-07


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2008-01-07 14:45 UT
To: 2008-01-07 14:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 6.1C ...
Dew Point: 2.7C ...
Humidity: 79% ...
Wind Speed: 3.3mph ...
Wind Dir: West South West ...
Pressure: 1003.0hPa ...
Notes:

Clear day. Windy and cold too. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2008-01-07 14:45 UT
To: 2008-01-07 14:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-12-23


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-12-23 13:35 UT
To: 2007-12-23 13:40 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 2.9C ...
Dew Point: 1.5C ...
Humidity: 91% ...
Wind Speed: 5.2mph ...
Wind Dir: South South West ...
Pressure: 1024.4hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day, cleared somewhat into the afternoon. Misty too with pretty bad seeing. Despite the conditions I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-12-23 13:35 UT
To: 2007-12-23 13:40 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-12-15


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-12-15 14:30 UT
To: 2007-12-15 14:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 3.2C ...
Dew Point: 0.4C ...
Humidity: 82% ...
Wind Speed: 0.4mph ...
Wind Dir: South East ...
Pressure: 1033.7hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day, cleared somewhat into the afternoon. Misty too with pretty bad seeing. Despite the conditions I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-12-15 14:30 UT
To: 2007-12-15 14:35 UT

Active area 978 was still visible with 6 spots although they were all rather difficult to see due to the terrible viewing conditions.


2007-12-13


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-12-13 13:15 UT
To: 2007-12-13 13:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 1.6C ...
Dew Point: 0.1C ...
Humidity: 90% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1038.0hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear and cold day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-12-13 13:15 UT
To: 2007-12-13 13:20 UT

Active area 978 was still visible with 6 spots. The dark marks seen yesterday were less obvious but the spots I could see appeared more distinct than yesterday.


2007-12-12


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-12-12 13:30 UT
To: 2007-12-12 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 3.8C ...
Dew Point: 1.5C ...
Humidity: 85% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1034.6hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear and cold day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-12-12 13:30 UT
To: 2007-12-12 13:35 UT

For the first time since 2007-09-01 an active area was visible on the Sun. Active area 978 appeared quite large near the middle of the face of the sun and appeared to contain 6 spots. Two very distinct spots could be seen with a hint of penumbra around them. As well as a few smaller spots lots dark patches could be seen too. The whole area appeared to be a "loop" of dark marks.


2007-12-05


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-12-05 14:00 UT
To: 2007-12-05 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.9C ...
Dew Point: 8.1C ...
Humidity: 73% ...
Wind Speed: 3.5mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 996.5hPa ...
Notes:

Partly clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-12-05 14:00 UT
To: 2007-12-05 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-11-29


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-11-29 14:20 UT
To: 2007-11-29 14:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 8.5C ...
Dew Point: 3.9C ...
Humidity: 74% ...
Wind Speed: 2.6mph ...
Wind Dir: West North West ...
Pressure: 1002.6hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-11-29 14:20 UT
To: 2007-11-29 14:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-11-21


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-11-21 14:55 UT
To: 2007-11-21 15:00 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 9.1C ...
Dew Point: 6.5C ...
Humidity: 84% ...
Wind Speed: 1.7mph ...
Wind Dir: South ...
Pressure: 996.3hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a brief clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-11-21 14:55 UT
To: 2007-11-21 15:00 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-11-15


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-11-15 13:35 UT
To: 2007-11-15 13:40 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 7.6C ...
Dew Point: 2.6C ...
Humidity: 70% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1024.9hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-11-15 13:35 UT
To: 2007-11-15 13:40 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.

Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-11-15 19:19 UT
To: 2007-11-15 20:02 UT
Equipment: Naked Eye
Sky-Watcher Explorer 130M
Temperature: 1.5C ...
Dew Point: -1.6C ...
Humidity: 80% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1025.6hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear and cold evening, some cloud around and getting increasingly misty. Waxing crescent Moon very low in the south. Decided to get the 130M out to have a look at comet Holmes.

Comet 17P/Holmes

From: 2007-11-15 19:19 UT
To: 2007-11-15 20:02 UT

At first glance I struggled to see comet Holmes with the naked eye. Only after some effort, and using averted vision, could I see a faint fuzzy blob somewhere near Mirfak. By the looks of things the comet had faded quite a bit since my last observation a couple of nights ago.

The comet was easy enough to find with the 130M and the 32mm eyepiece. It appeared as a large, blueish, ghostly and distorted circle. While there was still no sign of any tail the impression I'd had from previous observations of it being an incomplete circle, with one part of the edge being much less brighter than the rest, was even more obvious.

I noticed that it appeared to be relatively bright in the middle, fading further out and then getting a little brighter again towards the edge (other than the faded edge I mention above).

The overall impression I got was of a large faint circle where most of one half had been smudged away (I'm guessing this is the side where any tail is/would be).

Switched to the 15mm eyepiece and noticed right away that the comet was pretty much too big to fit into the field of view. Moving the main part of the comet out of view, and looking backwards from the "faded" part of the edge of the comet, I did get the impression that there was "something" there. A very slight hint of blue, a hint of colour, or something, that was a little different from the background sky. Could have been a hint of the tail but couldn't say for sure.

Switched to the 25mm eyepiece and this gave a better view than with the 15mm but didn't show anything different from what I'd seen with the 32mm.

Switched back to the 32mm and added the Neodymium filter to see if it would have an effect. While it didn't reveal anything new it did remove the blueish colour (which is probably to be expected) but it also seemed to make the comet stand out from the background sky a little better.

I could get both the comet and Mirfak in the same field of view with the 32mm, a really nice sight that I'm sure would have made for a great bit of astrophotography.

The overall impression I got was that the "main event" was over. It seems, from the view I had, that not a lot is being given off by the comet now and that the main shell of debris is expanding to the point that it won't be visible to be pretty soon.

By 20:02 UT the sky was starting to get a little more hazy and it looked like it was only going to get more and more foggy so, having seen what I wanted to see, I packed up.


2007-11-14


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-11-14 14:20 UT
To: 2007-11-14 14:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 8.9C ...
Dew Point: 3.0C ...
Humidity: 67% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1017.3hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-11-14 14:20 UT
To: 2007-11-14 14:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-11-13


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-11-13 14:15 UT
To: 2007-11-13 14:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 9.4C ...
Dew Point: 5.3C ...
Humidity: 76% ...
Wind Speed: 8.1mph ...
Wind Dir: West South West ...
Pressure: 1006.9hPa ...
Notes:

Cloudy all morning but cleared into the afternoon so I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-11-13 14:15 UT
To: 2007-11-13 14:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.

Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-11-13 19:15 UT
To: 2007-11-13 19:38 UT
Equipment: Naked Eye
Meade 10x50 Binoculars
Temperature: 6.4C ...
Dew Point: 3.2C ...
Humidity: 80% ...
Wind Speed: 2.4mph ...
Wind Dir: North North West ...
Pressure: 1006.9hPa ...
Notes:

Moonless evening with some cloud rolling in from the west. Decided to head out with the Meade 10x50 binocular to have a quick look at comet Holmes while I had the chance.

Comet 17P/Holmes

From: 2007-11-13 19:15 UT
To: 2007-11-13 19:38 UT

Comet Holmes was still visible to the naked eye although, right away, I could see that it was more "fuzzy" and not quite so bright as the last time I observed it. It was also obvious that it had moved a fair bit since the last time I'd observed it. It was now fairly close to Mirfak.

It also looked a little different in the binocular too. While it was still circular looking, with no hint of a tail, it now appeared to have a bright "spot" in the middle of the circle and the brightness of the circle dropped off as you looked further out to the edge (the difference here being that the last time I observed it the edge of the circle appears to be quite bright compared to the rest).

I did notice that part of the edge still also less bright than the rest of the edge.

By 19:38 UT cloud had taken over so I packed up and headed back indoors.


2007-11-12


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-11-12 13:50 UT
To: 2007-11-12 13:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 6.6C ...
Dew Point: 1.1C ...
Humidity: 68% ...
Wind Speed: 3.1mph ...
Wind Dir: North ...
Pressure: 1021.8hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-11-12 13:50 UT
To: 2007-11-12 13:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-11-09


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-11-09 14:10 UT
To: 2007-11-09 14:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 8.5C ...
Dew Point: -1.4C ...
Humidity: 50% ...
Wind Speed: 2.0mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1022.2hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-11-09 14:10 UT
To: 2007-11-09 14:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-11-06


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-11-06 13:30 UT
To: 2007-11-06 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.8C ...
Dew Point: 3.7C ...
Humidity: 62% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1029.4hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-11-06 13:30 UT
To: 2007-11-06 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-11-03


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-11-03 14:30 UT
To: 2007-11-03 14:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 14.6C ...
Dew Point: 11.2C ...
Humidity: 80% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1026.5hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day. Hazy too. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-11-03 14:30 UT
To: 2007-11-03 14:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-30


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-30 13:55 UT
To: 2007-10-30 14:00 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.4C ...
Dew Point: 5.3C ...
Humidity: 63% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1020.1hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-30 13:55 UT
To: 2007-10-30 14:00 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-23


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-23 14:30 UT
To: 2007-10-23 14:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.9C ...
Dew Point: 5.2C ...
Humidity: 69% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1024.7hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-23 14:30 UT
To: 2007-10-23 14:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-21


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-21 15:00 UT
To: 2007-10-21 15:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.1C ...
Dew Point: 6.1C ...
Humidity: 67% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1025.2hPa ...
Notes:

Fairly clear day, just some high cirrus about. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-21 15:00 UT
To: 2007-10-21 15:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-20


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-20 12:00 UT
To: 2007-10-20 12:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.8C ...
Dew Point: 7.2C ...
Humidity: 69% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1034.1hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-20 12:00 UT
To: 2007-10-20 12:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-19


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-19 12:20 UT
To: 2007-10-19 12:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.4C ...
Dew Point: 5.9C ...
Humidity: 65% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1032.8hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-19 12:20 UT
To: 2007-10-19 12:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-18


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-18 14:00 UT
To: 2007-10-18 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.3C ...
Dew Point: 5.6C ...
Humidity: 64% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1031.5hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-18 14:00 UT
To: 2007-10-18 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-17


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-17 13:50 UT
To: 2007-10-17 13:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 13.4C ...
Dew Point: 7.6C ...
Humidity: 68% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1017.1hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-17 13:50 UT
To: 2007-10-17 13:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-14


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-14 14:50 UT
To: 2007-10-14 15:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 15.2C ...
Dew Point: 10.0C ...
Humidity: 72% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1015.6hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. Cleared a little into the afternoon (albeit quite hazy after it had cleared) so I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-14 14:50 UT
To: 2007-10-14 15:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-13


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-13 15:10 UT
To: 2007-10-13 15:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 17.8C ...
Dew Point: 13.9C ...
Humidity: 78% ...
Wind Speed: 3.8mph ...
Wind Dir: South South East ...
Pressure: 1021.1hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a brief clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-13 15:10 UT
To: 2007-10-13 15:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-04


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-04 13:10 UT
To: 2007-10-04 13:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 17.6C ...
Dew Point: 8.3C ...
Humidity: 55% ...
Wind Speed: 1.5mph ...
Wind Dir: West North West ...
Pressure: 1018.0hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-04 13:10 UT
To: 2007-10-04 13:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-09-25


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-09-25 15:45 UT
To: 2007-09-25 15:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 13.6C ...
Dew Point: 9.4C ...
Humidity: 77% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1011.0hPa ...
Notes:

Wet and stormy day. Cleared later into the afternoon so I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-09-25 15:45 UT
To: 2007-09-25 15:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-09-23


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-09-23 15:15 UT
To: 2007-09-23 15:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 20.8C ...
Dew Point: 14.4C ...
Humidity: 67% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1010.1hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a brief clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-09-23 15:15 UT
To: 2007-09-23 15:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-09-18


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-09-18 13:40 UT
To: 2007-09-18 13:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 16.3C ...
Dew Point: 2.2C ...
Humidity: 39% ...
Wind Speed: 2.6mph ...
Wind Dir: West North West ...
Pressure: 1020.8hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-09-18 13:40 UT
To: 2007-09-18 13:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-09-16


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-09-16 15:45 UT
To: 2007-09-16 15:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 20.0C ...
Dew Point: 10.1C ...
Humidity: 54% ...
Wind Speed: 2.9mph ...
Wind Dir: West South West ...
Pressure: 1002.5hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear and windy day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-09-16 15:45 UT
To: 2007-09-16 15:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-09-15


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-09-15 13:30 UT
To: 2007-09-15 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 20.6C ...
Dew Point: 8.5C ...
Humidity: 46% ...
Wind Speed: 1.1mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1018.8hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day, just a little bit of scattered cloud at times. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-09-15 13:30 UT
To: 2007-09-15 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-09-12


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-09-12 13:45 UT
To: 2007-09-12 13:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 21.6C ...
Dew Point: 12.4C ...
Humidity: 56% ...
Wind Speed: 1.5mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1020.3hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day, just a little bit of scattered cloud at times. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-09-12 13:45 UT
To: 2007-09-12 13:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-09-11


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-09-11 13:30 UT
To: 2007-09-11 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 21.4C ...
Dew Point: 9.2C ...
Humidity: 46% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1022.9hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day, just a little bit of scattered cloud at times. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-09-11 13:30 UT
To: 2007-09-11 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-09-10


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-09-10 13:15 UT
To: 2007-09-10 13:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 20.8C ...
Dew Point: 7.7C ...
Humidity: 44% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1016.1hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-09-10 13:15 UT
To: 2007-09-10 13:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-09-07


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-09-07 14:00 UT
To: 2007-09-07 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 24.2C ...
Dew Point: 14.3C ...
Humidity: 54% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1027.4hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-09-07 14:00 UT
To: 2007-09-07 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-09-06


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-09-06 13:50 UT
To: 2007-09-06 13:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.6C ...
Dew Point: 16.1C ...
Humidity: 67% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1028.6hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. Cleared a little later on into the afternoon so I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-09-06 13:50 UT
To: 2007-09-06 13:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-09-04


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-09-04 13:15 UT
To: 2007-09-04 13:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 19.8C ...
Dew Point: 8.1C ...
Humidity: 48% ...
Wind Speed: 2.4mph ...
Wind Dir: West North West ...
Pressure: 1026.5hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-09-04 13:15 UT
To: 2007-09-04 13:20 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-09-03


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-09-03 14:40 UT
To: 2007-09-03 14:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 19.4C ...
Dew Point: 9.0C ...
Humidity: 51% ...
Wind Speed: 1.5mph ...
Wind Dir: North North East ...
Pressure: 1017.9hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day, quite hazy too. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-09-03 14:40 UT
To: 2007-09-03 14:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-09-01


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-09-01 12:45 UT
To: 2007-09-01 12:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.1C ...
Dew Point: 12.8C ...
Humidity: 55% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1017.0hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day, quite hazy too. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-09-01 12:45 UT
To: 2007-09-01 12:50 UT

Active area 969 still visible with one spot. Now looking very small and very faint. Took a short while to even spot it.

New active area 970 visible with two very small faint spots. Didn't notice this at first and had almost got ready to bring the Solarscope back in when I noticed it.


2007-08-31


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-08-31 15:00 UT
To: 2007-08-31 15:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 20.6C ...
Dew Point: 13.3C ...
Humidity: 63% ...
Wind Speed: 2.9mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1016.4hPa ...
Notes:

Partly cloudy day, quite hazy too. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-08-31 15:00 UT
To: 2007-08-31 15:05 UT

Active area 969 still visible with one spot. Probably down to the haze more than anything but noticed that it was much fainter than it had been during the last few observations.


2007-08-29


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-08-29 13:20 UT
To: 2007-08-29 13:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.3C ...
Dew Point: 11.0C ...
Humidity: 49% ...
Wind Speed: 1.7mph ...
Wind Dir: West North West ...
Pressure: 1018.1hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day, quite hazy too. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-08-29 13:20 UT
To: 2007-08-29 13:25 UT

Active area 969 still visible with two spots. Both small and circular looking and both sharing a common penumbra.


2007-08-26


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-08-26 15:30 UT
To: 2007-08-26 15:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.3C ...
Dew Point: 9.7C ...
Humidity: 45% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1025.9hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day, just some scattered cloud. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-08-26 15:30 UT
To: 2007-08-26 15:35 UT

Active area 969 still visible with a single spot. Looked more or less the same as yesterday.


2007-08-25


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-08-25 15:30 UT
To: 2007-08-25 15:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 25.8C ...
Dew Point: 16.0C ...
Humidity: 56% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1023.2hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear and hot day so I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-08-25 15:30 UT
To: 2007-08-25 15:35 UT

Active area 969 still visible but, unlike yesterday, I could only see a single umbra. I guess this either means that the two spots I saw yesterday had merged or that today's seeing wasn't so good. The umbra did appear to be somewhat elongated.


2007-08-24


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-08-24 13:00 UT
To: 2007-08-24 13:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 21.3C ...
Dew Point: 14.6C ...
Humidity: 66% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1022.7hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day so I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-08-24 13:00 UT
To: 2007-08-24 13:05 UT

New active area 969 visible with 2 spots. Both appeared round and both appeared to be sharing a common penumbra. One umbra was obviously bigger than the other.


2007-08-17


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-08-17 15:40 UT
To: 2007-08-17 15:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 19.1C ...
Dew Point: 9.5C ...
Humidity: 52% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1012.1hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-08-17 15:40 UT
To: 2007-08-17 15:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-08-16


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-08-16 13:30 UT
To: 2007-08-16 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 18.1C ...
Dew Point: 10.2C ...
Humidity: 60% ...
Wind Speed: 4.0mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1006.0hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-08-16 13:30 UT
To: 2007-08-16 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-08-09


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-08-09 14:15 UT
To: 2007-08-09 14:20 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 21.5C ...
Dew Point: 10.6C ...
Humidity: 50% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1018.4hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-08-09 14:15 UT
To: 2007-08-09 14:20 UT

Active area 966 still visible with 2 spots. Both looked more or less the same as they did yesterday (although both appeared crisper and easier to see, probably down to less haze today).


2007-08-08


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-08-08 14:00 UT
To: 2007-08-08 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.5C ...
Dew Point: 8.5C ...
Humidity: 50% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1017.0hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-08-08 14:00 UT
To: 2007-08-08 14:05 UT

Active area 966 still visible but now with 2 spots. One looking more or less the same as yesterday while the other appeared to be slightly smaller and obviously fainter.


2007-08-07


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-08-07 13:20 UT
To: 2007-08-07 13:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.1C ...
Dew Point: 11.1C ...
Humidity: 50% ...
Wind Speed: 2.4mph ...
Wind Dir: North North West ...
Pressure: 1014.2hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy and a little hazy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-08-07 13:20 UT
To: 2007-08-07 13:25 UT

Active area 966 still visible with a single spot. Appeared more or less the same as yesterday while being a little easier to see. Still not as crisp looking as a couple of days ago (probably down to the hazy sky).


2007-08-06


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-08-06 16:05 UT
To: 2007-08-06 16:10 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 22.3C ...
Dew Point: 10.3C ...
Humidity: 47% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1006.5hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy and very hazy day. During a clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-08-06 16:05 UT
To: 2007-08-06 16:10 UT

Active area 966 still visible with a single spot. Appeared more or less the same as yesterday although didn't appear quite as crisp (probably down to the hazy sky).


2007-08-05


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-08-05 13:40 UT
To: 2007-08-05 13:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 29.8C ...
Dew Point: 14.3C ...
Humidity: 39% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1004.4hPa ...
Notes:

Clear and breezy day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

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