Here is the reason we have been getting great Aurora’s – I Shot these images Easter Sunday.
The Sun is getting much more active as we get closer to Solar Maximum(11 year cycle) in July 2025
Here is my shot of Active Sunspots /AR3272 in Hydrogen Alpha Light.
NASA’s Space-weather & NOAA stated that there is a 30% chance of M-class solar flares today, April 9th – 10th.
Almost certainly, the source would be sunspot group/ AR3272, which has an unstable ‘beta-gamma’ magnetic field. Any explosions will be Geo-effective as the sunspot is turning to face Earth.
Meaning any release of this energy is going to head toward Earth and could spark northern lights up north again.
Attached you can see my shot of the Sunspot group/AR3272 Region as it just came around the South Eastern Limb of the Sun. I capture these images yesterday from my backyard observatory in Dayton, Ohio with my Lunt 60mm/50F Hydrogen Alpha Solar telescope & QHY290 Cmos Camera, Software Bisque MyT Robotic Mount.
QHY290 Cmos camera, Fire-Capture software, SER video File, 1200 frames stacked in Registax6. Adobe Raw 2023.
Capture Date & Time 04-09-2023 at 16:50 U.T.
Full Solar Disk Shot:
I used a QHY5IIL Cmos Camera , Fire-Capture software, SER video File, stacked 700 frames in Registax6, Adobe Raw 2023.
Capture Date and Time 04-09-2023 at 16:38 U.T.