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Re: [Cars Mlist] Sunspot??

I drove out to the Anclote park on the north side of the Florida Power plant
to watch the sunset tonight.  I did not notice the spot from that location.
Barb KG4CQL was with me and she did not notice it either.  We were
distracted watching the Bald Eagle perched in a dead tree north of the park.
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith O'Brien <n4zq@ij.net>
To: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2000 9:24 PM
Subject: [Cars Mlist] Sunspot??

> Today from EL88 at the Dunedin Marina, Dunedin Florida, I watched one of
> most exquisite sunsets I've have witnessed in some time. Facing west, when
> the sun reached the top of the trees on Caladesi Island State Park across
> the intercoastal waterway, you could look directly at the sun without
> to squint your eyes. I notices a black spot on the surface of the sun. At
> first I thought it was maybe a cloud or plane passing by. But the spot
> moved with the sun setting. If you were to thing of the sun as a clock,
> position would have been around 11 o'clock and near the edge, from this
> location.
> I believe this could have been a sunspot. It stayed in the same location
> the sun surface till the sun set behind the trees. The sun was too bright
> view it at any other time. I guess what I'm asking is it possible to have
> seen a sunspot with the naked eye? Most of the propagation reports last
> said the sun was devoid of spots. Did anyone else notice this mark on the
> sun, May 14, 2000?  N4Zq
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