Observing Log for 2006-04-01

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Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2006-04-01 16:00 UT
To: 2006-04-01 16:06 UT
Equipment: Naked Eye
Temperature: 13.4C ...
Dew Point: 6.0C ...
Humidity: 61% ...
Wind Speed: 2.6mph ...
Wind Dir: South West ...
Pressure: 1001.0hPa ...

Reasonably clear day, little cloud to get in the way of viewing the Sun. This was a relatively late observation due to the fact that I'd not had a chance to observe earlier in the day.


From: 2006-04-01 16:00 UT
To: 2006-04-01 16:06 UT

With the Solarscope I could see that area 865 had developed even more. I could count 8 spots in the group. The penumbra of the main spot had developed some more over yesterday.

The main spot in area 866 had now developed a visible penumbra and I could also see a second spot associated with it. Since making that observation I've found out that the second spot is actually part of a new active area (area 867).

Unfortunately I didn't have the time to make a sketch.

Using eclipse shades I was able to see the main spot in area 865 with the naked eye.

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