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First new sunspots in 40 days herald coming solar cycle

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Oct 22, 2019
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Two new sunspots have ended a long period of relative quiet on the surface of our blazing host star, heralding the start of a new 11-year cycle of sunspot activity.

First new sunspots in 40 days herald coming solar cycle : Read more
"The two new sunspots, designated as NOAA 2753 and 2754"

I observed these sunspots on 24th and 26th of December 2019 using my 90-mm refractor with glass, white light solar filter. They did not last long. There was 2755 on 02-January-20 and 2756 visible on 09-January-2020 I viewed too. The new solar cycle is showing some life now but so far, small sunspots about earth size or less and not very long lifetimes. Plage areas around some of these were larger though. Tracking sunspots shows solar rotation too. spaceweather.com is the site I use to keep up with the solar activity :)
 

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