2020 Solar Viewing

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Christopher K.
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2020 Solar Viewing

Post by Christopher K. » December 18th, 2019, 4:42 pm

Solar viewing at HRPO occurs at least once per month for two hours per session. Sometimes the sessions take place by themselves; sometimes they are incorporated into a larger public event. The 2020 dates will be announced soon.
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Re: 2020 Solar Viewing

Post by Christopher K. » December 26th, 2019, 1:13 pm

The first planned public viewing of the Sun at the Highland Road Park Observatory will be from 12pm to 2pm on Saturday 18 January. It is not yet known what the sunspot production will be this coming year, although the Sun is in solar minimum. Active Regions 2753 and 2754 are crossing the solar disk, but these are the first sunspots in a long time.

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Re: 2020 Solar Viewing

Post by Christopher K. » January 18th, 2020, 12:17 pm

Due to a thirty-nine percent chance of rain, solar viewing will not be attempted today at HRPO. (It doesn't look too good for tonight, either. That decision will be made at 4:30pm.)

The next planned Solar Viewing session will be Saturday 15 February from 12pm to 2pm.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/solar.html

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