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Great American Eclipse revisited

Monday 6 November, 6:30pm is going to be a great opportunity to hear from two Eclipse chasers. Adriano Massatani will speak about his eclipse experience during the recent Eclipse in the USA - see the fantastic video created by Adriano Massatani below, and Melissa Hulbert will reflect on her recent and previous seven eclipses as the Sydney City Skywatcher meeting keynote address. This topic is never out of date because there are more great Total and Annular eclipse opportunities coming up. The next Total solar eclipse is in 2019 and you can see the path of that and other eclipses through to 2025 on this diagram from NASA.

Solar Observations for September 2017

Solar activity overall remained quite low in September but there were a few extraordinary observations. Activity began to increase on the 1st of September with a Bxo group in AR 12675 and an Hsx spot in AR 12673. A much larger Eki group developed in AR 12674 and produced type 2N Flare. By the 3rd the group in AR12673 had grown to a Dki and the group in AR 12674 had grown to a CV of Fkc. On the 4th the group in AR 12673 had grown to an Fkc and produced a type 10N Flare and again on the 7th it produced a type 3B Flare. The last of these groups were seen close to the western limb on the 9th.producing Post Flare Loops reaching a height of about 93,000km and stretching across the limb for about

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