2018 Solar Viewing

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Christopher K.
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Re: 2018 Solar Viewing

Post by Christopher K. » October 23rd, 2018, 7:57 pm

The next regularly-planned solar viewing session at HRPO is Saturday 17 November from 12pm to 2pm.

Dr. David Hathaway has a new website with Dr. Lisa Upton called Solar Cycle Science...
http://solarcyclescience.com/home.html
The prediction on that site for Solar Cycle 25 states that it will be as weak as (or slightly weaker than) Solar Cycle 24.

Christopher K.
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Re: 2018 Solar Viewing

Post by Christopher K. » November 26th, 2018, 11:49 am

Today is the day for the InSight Lander. It will be touching the Martian landscape, and HRPO has a planned Landing Party today from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. During this time, solar viewing is scheduled; here is the NOAA forecast...
precipitation potential, 2%
sky cover, 22%
relative humidity, 53%
temperature, 11˚C
surface wind, NW 15 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during the above time span the transparency rating will be "average" (3 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "poor" (2 out of 5). There is one Active Region--2728.

The 26 November 2018 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

Christopher K.
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Re: 2018 Solar Viewing

Post by Christopher K. » November 29th, 2018, 2:53 pm

The next solar viewing session planned at HRPO will be Monday 3 December from 11am to 1pm. This is programmed due to live broadcasts of the confirmation of the arrival of OSIRIS-REx to the asteroid Bennu, and the arrival of Expedition 58 to the ISS.

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