2021 Solar Viewing

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Christopher K.
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2021 Solar Viewing

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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 2021 dates are...

9 January, 12pm to 2pm
13 February 12pm to 2pm
27 March, 3pm to 5pm
10 April, 12pm to 2pm
15 May, 3pm to 5pm
26 June, 2pm to 4pm
10 July, 12pm to 2pm
14 August, 12pm to 2pm
11 September, 12pm to 2pm
9 October, 12pm to 2pm
13 November, 12pm to 2pm
11 December, 12pm to 2pm

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/solar.html
Christopher K.
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Re: 2021 Solar Viewing

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A new Active Region is rotating into view. 2797 seems to cover a good amount of both longitude and latitude near the solar equator...
https://www.spaceweather.com/images2021 ... mi1898.gif
...with a sprinkling of plage covering a large swath of square kilometers.
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Re: 2021 Solar Viewing

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Active Region 2800 has joined 2797, though this new area is at this time just an archipelago of tiny sunspots...
https://www.spaceweather.com/images2021 ... mi1898.gif

The Sun is currently residing in Capricornus. It slides into Aquarius at 11:48pm CST on Monday 15 February.
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Re: 2021 Solar Viewing

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 12pm to 2pm...
precipitation potential, 1%
sky cover, 90%
relative humidity, 82%
temperature, 5˚C
wind chill, 2˚C
surface wind, N 16 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "too cloudy to forecast" (0 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "bad" (1 out of 5). HRPO will close at 2pm and reopen at 5pm.

The 13 February 2021 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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