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They released an image from the Mars rover Perseverance that looks at the Sun every day to determine the amount of dust in the atmosphere. AR3615 and 3614 are the only two large regions that the rover's low res camera can see. What that seems to mean at the moment is there will be no large sunspots on the surface of the Sun for the eclipse unless they are newly developed in the next few days.
That's just going to make it a little tougher for people to focus their cameras unless they are used to doing solar work. Of course, a lot can change in the next 7 days!
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I hear you Greg, was doing some "experimenting" today. At least everything I have is in focus :D I was hoping for more spots as well, but not looking promising. But, like you say, a lot can change, let's hope!!
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Agreed alot can change, we are though now at least getting close enough for prediction and that in itself is both exciting and nail biting together going forward from here...
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Today's (April 3,2024) SpaceWeather.com image shows a medium sized spot just on the eastern limb getting ready to make an appearance. I'm guessing it will be AR3628 since AR3627 is a very tiny nearby region. We still have a few more days to go so anything can happen.
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I was really hoping for a more active surface like back on February 12th when the Sun looked like this.
It is really fun to watch the moon swallow up these spots.
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