Several Raleigh Astronomy Club members, including myself, supported the International Sun-Day events at the North of Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. At the start of the event (12 noon) the weather was not at all cooperative with almost 100% cloud cover. However holes in the clouds began to appear by 2pm and by 3pm we started to get some solar observing in. The sun was somewhat quite today without a lot of activity / sun spots. However by around 3:30 we were able to start noticing a sun spot near top edge of the sun.
A big thanks to the following RAC members that assisted with the event:
- Richard O. with an H-alpha scope
- Jim D. with an H-alpha scope
- Chris C. with a refractor and white light filter
- Brian R. – assisted with scopes and visitors
- Ann M. – assisted with scopes and visitors
- Me with my refractor with a white light filter and solar funnel
We estimated that despite the less than ideal weather, we were able to share views of sun with approximately 150 visitors.
Clear & Steady Skies!