posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 11:54 AM
If you keep up with the sun check this out SUNSPOT SUNSET: Sunspot 1089 has grown so large, it can now be seen without the aid of a solar telescope.
On July 21st, Gil Esquerdo "spotted it" as the sun set over Kitt Peak, Arizona:
Go to spaceweather.com...
and check the picture out.( P.S Never knew sun spots could get so big that you down here on earth can see it with a
naked eye thou very dangers)
Photo details: Canon 20Da, ISO 100, 1/8000s exposure
Esquerdo was located on adjacent Mt. Hopkins. "Twice a year, the sun sets behind Kitt Peak as seen from the ridge on Mt. Hopkins and the Whipple
Observatory," he says. "Our monsoon thunderstorms cooperated long enough for me to photograph the event."
Kitt Peak is home to more than a dozen world-class telescopes, and many of their silhouettes can be seen in Esquerdo's photo. Highlights include the
triangular profile of the great McMath-Pierce solar telescope and the towering dome of the Mayall 4-meter telescope.
Caution: Although sunspot 1089 is large enough to see with the naked eye, looking for it is not recommended. Even when sunlight is dimmed by clouds
and haze, you can still suffer permanent eye damage by staring too long at the unfiltered sun. Be careful
[edit on 23-7-2010 by ddarkangle2bad]