APOD: Sunspot at Sunset (2013 Jul 13)

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APOD: Sunspot at Sunset (2013 Jul 13)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:13 am

Image Sunspot at Sunset

Explanation: Reddened rays of the setting Sun flooded the skies over Cedar Creek Lake, southeast of Dallas, Texas, planet Earth on July 6th. And while sunsets may be the most watched celestial event, this one even offered something extra. A sunspot so large it was visible to the naked eye is captured in the serene sunset view, near the center of a solar disk dimmed and distorted by Earth's dense atomosphere. Telescopic views revealed the spot to be a complex of large solar active regions composed of sunspots, some larger than planet Earth itself.

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Re: APOD: Sunspot at Sunset (2013 Jul 13)

Post by Boomer12k » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:19 am

A very pretty evening, and a nice shot...I used to take my 3 inch reflector and a sheet of paper and look at sunspots....

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Re: APOD: Sunspot at Sunset (2013 Jul 13)

Post by owlice » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:06 pm

This is a lovely shot!
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Re: APOD: Sunspot at Sunset (2013 Jul 13)

Post by BMAONE23 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:34 pm

What a stellar view