I have always loved astronomy. Ever since my mother bought me a telescope for my 16th birthday, I have observered scores of deep sky objects, comets, meteor showers, supernove, and most of the planets. Several years ago a member of our astronomy club showed me through his telescope, our nearest star. The star that gives us life.
The Egyptians called it Ra, the Greeks, called it Helios, the Inca people called it Inti, we call it, the Sun.
For the past 3 years I have set out on my own path to follow the sun. To record it’s many moods, transits, and phenomenon. It is a journey that not many people make. Less than 1% of all “nightime” amateur astronomers delve into the “light side” of the hobby. Join me, as I make my way following the radiant path, trying to find my own evocative Sol.
Here are some examples of what the sun can offer you with the right solar viewing equipment.
Shown here is a extremly rare occurance of the planet Venus transiting the sun.
A solar prominence reaching hundreds of thousands of miles into space.
Another prominence almost shaped like a “Fire Dragon”.
With the disk of sun blocked out you can see very eaisly the loop prominence erupting.
This frame shows the surface features with another loop prominence.
Here is close up of a sun spot and several solar flares (the white spots).