Solar activity December 4 2020

Kent Blackwell

Although clouds are moving in Friday December 4 in Virginia Beach, VA I caught a few glimpses of the sun in both H-alpha light and white light. Both telescopes showed interesting details. There are several fairly large prominences on the eastern limb and beautiful surface detail in A-alpha light. In white light sunspot 2786 has moved towards the western limb while sunspot 2790 has moved from the eastern limb to near the solar meridian. Solar activity has been dormant the past 2 or 3 years but things are finally getting active again.