Fine, settled weather has arrived over the UK bathing us in soaring temperatures and glorious sunshine. As the hordes descend to the beaches and light their bbq, I set up the solar scope and enjoyed some sunspots. I think I melted as it was so very hot – especially having to work under a dark blanket to see the computer screen!  After the montage below, I took a picture of an interesting sunspot group every 2 minutes for 40 minutes and caught a small flare erupting. The video is 2 mins = 1 second from 1611 to 1650Z.

20150629 solar halpha

Link to video: 20150629 flare timelapse 1fps

It was then time to pack up and play swingball with the kids – it never stops 🙂