sun spots rising

1 November 2015
Astronomy

At www.spaceweather.com November 1st (2015) we have a monster sun spot looming. It has quadrupled in size since it first appeared on October 29th. The photo is by Phillippe Tosi from a back garden observatory in Nimes in France. The sun spot has a dozen dark cores some of which are as large as the Earth. This is why they can be seen in telescopes of enthusiasts – they stand out on the golden surface.

Earth is passing through a Taurid meteor stream which has of course been diluted over the centuries. However, it is still capable of producing fireballs in the sky as the occasional object collides with out atmosphere. There is a video of meteors over Poland from yesterday.

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