Weekend Sunspots

This image is up a day late due to some issues I had while stacking, but I finally got it straightened out. Although it’s a day late these same sunspots are still visible on the face of the sun if you were to look at it today, although slightly different looking.

Sunspots: 1728, 1730 , 1731, 1732, 1734, 1737, 1738, 1739, 1740. Taken 05-04-13

Sunspot 1739, coming around the eastern limb, has just released a M5 flare on May 3rd which isn’t Earth directed, but the spot is slowing making it’s way toward Earth and if the flares continue we could get some good aurora activity. Currently NOAA has an estimated 45% chance of solar activity that could affect Earth, so keep an eye out on www.spaceweather.com for more flare news.