Solar Observing in 2020

Forums General Discussion 2020 – how was it for you? Solar Observing in 2020

Peter Meadows

Surprisingly I managed to observe the Sun on 240 days in 2020, this being an extra 60 days compared to 2019 (and previous years) due to a fine and sunny spring, being able to work flexible hours from home which especially helped in November and December and not going away on holiday!

Nevertheless there was a bit of frustration due to lack of activity – for example during May I observed on 30 days without a single sunspot seen!  It is good now that activity has improved since mid-October albeit only mainly in the southern hemisphere. 

So looking forward to observing many more sunspot groups in 2021 (and for northern hemisphere activity to start in earnest).