EarthSky Community Photos

Submit your photo here. Comment or upvote on photo pages. Search via photographers' names. More improvements coming! To help, please donate.

David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
10:30 am

Equipment Details:

Lunt 40mm solar telescope, ASI290MM camera with 2x Barlow, EQ6R mount.

Post-processing Details:

Best 250 frames of video stacked with AutoStakkert, sharpened with IMPPG, additional tweaks and false color added using Photoshop.

Image Details:

Sunspots AR3007 (imaged in hydrogen alpha) produced an intense X1.5-class solar flare earlier today that may have hurled a coronal mass ejection towards the Earth. This sunspot is unusual because of the mixed polarity of its magnetic field. Plage and a large filament are also present in the image. AR3006 continues to harbor energy for additional X-class solar flares.