Daily Archives: August 26, 2013


Vega (α Lyr, α Lyrae, Alpha Lyrae) is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra, the fifth brightest star in the night sky and the second brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere, after Arcturus. It is a relatively close star at only 25 light-years from Earth, and, together with Arcturus and Sirius, one of the most luminous stars in the Sun’s neighborhood.

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The Sun Online and solar activity. August 26, 2013

Solar activity is low. There are currently 4 numbered AR on the solar disk, C-class (or higher) flaring is unlikely.

Solar wind speed is around 350 km/s.
Geomagnetic conditions are quiet and are expected to remain so for the next 48 hours.

An interesting fact about the Sun:

The largest group of sunspots occurred in April 1947 in the southern hemisphere of the Sun. Its maximum length – 300 000 km, maximum width – 145 000 km.

Local time:8/26/2013 at 13:58:34  Local time:8/26/2013 at 13:58:34Local time:8/26/2013 at 13:58:34  Local time:8/26/2013 at 13:58:34


Equipment: Coronado 90 + SBIG 8300s + LX75
Editor: Photoshop
Date: 08/26/13
Exposure 0.09 sec.

Every day – new and interesting events and astrophotography of the project team or SPONLI SPACE ONLINE.

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