One of the things I like best about working at Sky & Telescope is that nobody thinks twice if you take 10 minutes out of your day to do a little solar observing. I presume the same is true for watching a baseball game while at Sports Illustrated.Anyway, my office has a beautiful view of the rising Sun in the morning. And as you might expect, perched at my window is my little solar telescope. Its hydrogen-alpha filter allows me to observe the Sun at that specific wavelength. Whenever it's clear, I make sure to take a "morning coffee break" just to see what's up. To be honest, March was pretty boring. But this week has changed all that.
If you have a solar filter or another way to safely view the Sun, be sure to check out the latest group of sunspots that's popped up on the disk. The larger spot is developing and will be fun to keep tabs on over the next few days. And feel free to comment below to let us know what you think of this group.