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Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Thu Aug 2 14:45:00 2018 UT   Obs. no.: 2070

This morning I observed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. A tiny new sunspot has appeared on the face of the sun. The problem is, I can't see it on my solar scope. I'll try tomorrow.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Thu Aug 2 14:45:00 2018 UT   Obs. no.: 2069

This morning I observed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. A tiny new sunspot has appeared on the face of the sun. The problem is, I can't see it on my solar scope. I'll try tomorrow.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Gemini)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   
Time: Thu Jun 21 15:00:00 2018 UT   Obs. no.: 2060

Finally, I am able to see sunspots on the sun with my Sunspooter Solar Telescope. AR2715 is two sunspots together that seem to be growing. It's almost at the center of the sun's face now. AR2713 is two more sunspots getting ready to rotate off the sun's face. The sun is fairly active now.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Taurus)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Time: Sat Apr 21 15:45:00 2018 UT   Obs. no.: 2050

Finally, a sunspot #AR2706 has finally appeared on the sun. I observed this sunspot with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope & the spot is quite small. It is growing though so I'll make another observation tomorrow.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Tue Feb 13 16:15:00 2018 UT   Obs. no.: 2042

I just observed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. Sunspot # AR 2699 has split into two separate sunspot groups. It does look to me like the sunspot group has started to decay a little.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Thu Jan 18 17:30:00 2018 UT   Obs. no.: 2038

I observed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. The sun is blank now after a very small sunspot faded away.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Libra)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-inch other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Oct 18 16:30:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2033

Today, I viewed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. Once again the sun has no sunspots on it. It's been blank for several days now.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Libra)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Sep 27 15:45:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2029

This morning I observed the Sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. The sun now has 3 impressive Sunspot groups. Sunspot AR2681 is getting ready to move off while sunspot groups AR2682 & AR2683 are now on the sun's face. It looks to me like these sunspots may become active & possibly send a CME our way. Let's wait & see.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Virgo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Tue Sep 5 14:45:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2028

This morning I looked at the two giant sunspots AR2673 & AR2674. AR 2673 just sent an CME towards Earth & we should get good auroras on the 6th or the 7th. These spots can be seen with ordinary eclipse glasses now. I just viewed them with mine.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Virgo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Mon Sep 4 13:30:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2027

This morning, I observed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. Sunspots AR2673 & AR2674 are growing rapidly & either group could unleash a powerful CME towards Earth. If this happens, Auroras will occur.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Fri Sep 1 13:35:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2026

This morning, I observed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. A rather large sunspot grouping, AR2674, is now crossing the sun's face. I am also able to see the sunspots with my small 7X50 solar scope. Ahead of this group is a smaller sunspot, AR2673. The sun is really active this morning.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Wed Aug 30 15:30:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2024

This morning, I observed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. A fairly large sunspot, AR2674, has just appeared on the sun. I think it will be an interesting spot to follow because it looks impressive. We'll see if it sends a CME in our direction.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Wed Aug 23 16:08:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2023

Who said the sun is becoming quiet? While observing the sun a few minutes ago, I saw that old sunspot group AR2671 was getting ready to rotate off the sun's face, another sunspot group, AR2672 was rotating onto the sun's face. Yes. The sun seems to be getting quite active & I think this new sunspot group may throw a CME towards Earth resulting in possible auroras.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Mon Aug 21 18:45:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2022

This afternoon a large groups of us observed the partial solar eclipse. We watched as 68.3% of the moon got covered by the moon's shadow. Also, because there were high thin clouds, we were able to see a ring around the eclipsed sun. It was a great day for all of us.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Leo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: good
Time: Thu Aug 17 15:00:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2021

This morning I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Telescope. A new sunspot group, AR2671 has appeared on the sun's face. It's possible that this grouping will produce an X class flare which may cause auroras down the road. I also think this spot will still be on the sun's face on 8/21 when the solar eclipse occurs. That would be a nice double header.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Leo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: good
Time: Wed Aug 9 16:00:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2020

Around noon today my brother Anthony & I observed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Scope. One spot, AR2670, continues to move across the sun's face. It doesn't look like it will cause any auroras though.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Leo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: good
Time: Thu Aug 3 05:00:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2019

This afternoon, I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Telescope. A new sunspot just rotated onto the sun's face. This was the same spot that brought a great aurora about 2-3 weeks ago. It doesn't look like it is very powerful this time around though.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Leo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Jul 23 16:30:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2016

This afternoon, I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Telescope. After last's weeks action, the sun this week is completely blank. No spots at all.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Thu Jul 13 15:30:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2013

This morning, I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Telescope. Sunspot group AR2665 doesn't look as complex as it did a few days ago. I think it may be starting to decay now.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Cancer)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Sun Jul 9 16:20:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2011

This afternoon, I observed the sun with my Sun SpotterSolar Telescope. A new sunspot AR2665 has formed & it looks very active. I'm hoping for some northern lights.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Wed Jun 14 15:30:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2009

This morning I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Scope. There was only one tiny sunspot on the eastern limb of the sun. Otherwise, the sun's face was blank.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Thu May 4 16:00:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2006

I just observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Telescope. Only one tiny spot #2654 was on the sun's face. Nothing else was seen.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Sun Apr 2 16:15:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2001

Around noon today, I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Scope. There is a really bright sunspot group almost in the middle of the sun called AR2645. I also observed AR2644 near the edge of the sun's limb. AR2644 already shot out two flares in the last two days.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Sun Apr 2 16:15:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2000

Around noon today, I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Scope. There is a really bright sunspot group almost in the middle of the sun called AR2645. I also observed AR2644 near the edge of the sun's limb. AR2644 already shot out two flares in the last two days.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Aries)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   
Time: Thu Apr 14 18:30:00 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1967

This afternoon, I aimed my Sunspotter Solar Telescope at a very large sunspot on the sun. this sunspot had a large area of facula around it & I must say, this was one of the largest sunspots I have ever observed. Very Impressive.

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