Large sunspots and an amazing super moon time-lapse
The sun is back. One of the largest sunspot groups in years rotated over the sun’s northeastern limb this weekend and will soon turn to face earth, with a 70% chance of M-flares and a 5% chance of the more powerful X-flares. Amateur astronomer Alan Friedman tooks this picture of the AR1476 sunspot (via SpaceWeather):
And then we have the recent super moon. Amazingly talented moon photographer Laurent Laveder have put together an absolutely stunning time-lapse video of the super moon rising:
Even if we won’t be fortunate enough to experience the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence, we can still say we lived in a spectacularly beautiful solar system.