Observing Log for 2006-11-12

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Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2006-11-12 13:35 UT
To: 2006-11-12 13:45 UT
Equipment: Naked Eye
Temperature: 10.8C ...
Dew Point: 6.1C ...
Humidity: 73% ...
Wind Speed: 1.3mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1016.0hPa ...

Mostly overcast day with some rain at times. Had a brief clear spell (although quite hazy) so took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.


From: 2006-11-12 13:35 UT
To: 2006-11-12 13:45 UT

Just the 1 sunspot on the Sun today: in active area 923. Huge umbra with a really deep penumbra. I think this might actually be the biggest sunspot I've seen since I started active solar observing.

Given the size of the spot I grabbed a pair of eclipse shades and checked the Sun with the naked eye and managed to see the spot with no trouble at all.

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