|Hydrogen Alpha 1550 UT|
There are 8 active regions (AR's) on the face of the sun right now, as detailed in the sketch at left. Of the regions, AR 11176 is the largest and most dynamic. It sports a plethora fine detail as well as several dark filaments that wind throughout. There are several spots visible in hydrogen alpha, along with some moderately bright plage. AR 11178 in the SE is small, yet also reveals a couple spots. Of the regions in the southern hemisphere, 11181 is the brightest, and it too shows a single dark spot. In the northern hemisphere, both 11177 and 1180 are moderately bright, with 11180 being more complex. This region contains some very dark filaments as well as a single spot. 11179 is unremarkable. Finally, there is an AR that has rotated into view in the northeast near the equator that is fairly bright with a leading spot.
|White Light 1625 UT|