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 Post subject: 2018 Solar Viewing
PostPosted: December 27th, 2017, 6:34 pm 
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The first planned public viewing of the Sun at the Highland Road Park Observatory will be from 12pm to 2pm on Saturday 6 January. It is not yet known what the sunspot production will be this coming year, although the Sun is quieting--heading toward solar minimum. In 2017 there were at least thirty-one geomagnetic storm alerts, two solar radiation storm alerts and three radio blackout alerts.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Solar Viewing
PostPosted: January 6th, 2018, 12:12 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 12pm to 2pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 14%
relative humidity, 40%
temperature, 13˚C
surface wind, E 10 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "average" (3 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "good" (4 out of 5). There is one active region on the Sun and no space weather alerts. HRPO will close at 2pm and reopen later for Plus Night.

The 6 January 2018 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD


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