The full story of the sun on March 11, 2012. Active regions, prominences and a tremendous filament... all in all, a glorious day. A close-up of active region 1429 can be seen here.

This image was blogged by Phil Plait... bad astronomer extraodinaire at Discover. Compare to this full disk captured in May 2012.

March 11, 2012/ captured with Little Big Man, PGR Grasshopper camera

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