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Do you still have your eclipse glasses? Go out and look at the sun again! There is a big visible cluster of sun spots lurking there. A tiny blotch suggesting that our great god has sinned - or is bleeding from our errant ways. I think that's the scientific term. Associated with these spots was a large solar CME, which explains why I have been so sick lately - or, it added to it, (I have found through bodilly experimentation). This CME should be hitting our planet in a day or two, warping the ionosphere and radio waves. It's a pity this CME couldn't have happened during the eclipse and damned us all.

Speaking of which: I gazed nakedly upon the sun yesterday, around 6pm, long before it was even setting. With mine naked eyes, I tell you. It was sitting up there, all alone in the sky, big and round - and a bright orange-red, in a misted sky, kinda like that red rubber ball at the top of your LJ page, telling you how many messages you have received, during this, the end of the world. I did see a little blotch on the sun, near the bottom. Hopefully, I can check again today, wearing glasses.

I have never seen the sun look so weird in all my life, except when it was down on the horizon with red-sunset clouds all around it. But, yesterday, it was up there in the sky, with nary a cloud about. I really did consider that something major might have been going on with the sun, per se, and maybe it was itchin' to explode, good god. But, then I decided that the skies were full of smoke from the fires in California, and so on. The particulates were bending the light, not so much into a sailor's delight, but into an omen of some impending, big bright orange-red planetary nuclear war, of course.

Sillier things have happened.


Ninja Nick
nick_101 at 2017-09-05 18:15 (UTC) (Lien)
Yeah, must be from all those fires going on all over the Western US and even parts of Canada. Climate change is here.
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madman101 at 2017-09-05 18:34 (UTC) (Lien)
It just gets worse every year.
meowmensteen at 2017-09-06 00:42 (UTC) (Lien)
Yikes. I let my camera do the sun gazing for me, and then look at the pictures later. This makes me want to check out some of my close up shots I have on file.

I'm seriously having a lot of annoying health problems right now. I guess I should blame the sun.
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madman101 at 2017-09-07 10:22 (UTC) (Lien)
Sorry about your health problems. It probably is the sun, plus eclairs. And Korea...

I've been so crazy ill these days.

Your camera does catch some of the orange-red. But you probably mean you want to check for sunspots. (If you stare at the sun your ill eventually see lots of spots, lol...) I'd say good luck on that, but I am thinking your camera won't catch them, judging from some past photos. Nothing personal, and you even referred to this insufficiency - maybe when you photographed that candle. But it would be great if you found some spots.

There has been smoke in the sky here before, from western fires. But nothing has ever turned the sun this amazing orange-red colour, esp. so high in the sky - and also allowing me to look at it straight on. When you said that a red ray of light shone through your window, I know it was the same kind of ash/dust.
meowmensteen at 2017-09-08 00:55 (UTC) (Lien)
True those shots are too bright. Maybe if I dig out my proper filters and try again I could get something... I'm still kicking myself for forgetting to bring my filters along during the eclipse.
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