Solar Flare Eruption | John Stetson

John Stetson
Location of photo
Falmouth, Maine
Date/Time of photo
November 6, 2006 17:52 UT
Coronado SolarMax 90 hydrogen-alpha solar telescope with a Lumenera SkyNyx 2-0 CCD webcam.
The sun's eastern limb brightened dramatically at 17:35 UT. The first image was captured at 17:52 UT, and the second picture was taken five minutes later. By 18:04 this flare event was no longer visible at the eyepiece. So fast as to be mercurial.