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Big Sunspots

Sunspot Sun

Camera: Fuji X-T1
Exposure: 1/50
Aperture: f/12
Focal Length: 1000mm (digiscope)
ISO: 200
Filter: Thousand Oaks Polymer Solar Filter

I missed shooting the eclipse as the skies in Memphis, Tennessee where I had traveled were completely overcast.  However, I had brought all of the gear to photograph it and I was not about to haul gear along on a travel trip and not use it in some way, shape or form.  Fortunately, there are some mighty big sunspots on our local star right now.

 

Sunspot Sun Earth

Sun Earth Sunspot 2 Crop

To give you some idea for how big these sunspots are, I Photoshopped the above two images that show the size of the Earth in relationship to the current sunspots on the sun.

The universe is a mighty big, and interesting place… Stay curious.

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