Arnside and beyond

By gladders

Sun spotting

The sun reappeared from cloud just before it dipped below Hampsfell on the other side of the estuary. This was taken from Gus's favourite place on the estuary walk, the Rabbit Field (more prosaically known as Sands Field). My bird silhouette id skills are not good enough to be certain about the bird flying away from us along the reflected stripe.

This is a backblip on Friday night. I was too tired yesterday to do anything when we got home, this last week has been very draining.

On the positive side, the big red suns visible through haze at dawn and sunset have been viewable with the naked eye. Through the telephoto lens sun spots have been visible without the need for filters (indeed when viewed very large there is at least one spot visible on the sun in this photo). There is a lot of activity up there at the moment with a major flare thrown off on the 10th. It means that if skies stay clear, there is a reasonable chance of an aurora this far south in the UK. So Gus may get a fourth and very late walk later.

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