AQ 262 = SOLAR FILAMENT = ABORT SEQUENCE = ARCHE-CHESTNUT = BUNCH OF PRICKS = COILED SERPENT = CONTRADICTION = HARDER AND HARDER = HUMAN CONTROL = KUANGLO-SAXON = MAYAN WRITING = PILLARS OF SHIA = PLACE OF THE SUN = PLASTIC MEDIUM = PROKARYOTES = REICH CONCORDAT = SACRED TRIANGLE = SOCIAL-ECONOMIC = THE DRAGON SINK = THE WINGED GLOBE = TWENTY-THREE.
SOLAR FILAMENT: There are no 'spots on the sun today, but that doesn't mean the sun is truly blank. To those who know how to look, there's a lot to see. On Oct. 27th, Greg Piepol of Rockville, Maryland, snapped this picture ... A giant filament is cutting across the sun--"center stage," says Piepol. White-light photos of the sun don't reveal this filament, but using a hydrogen-alpha filter tuned to the red glow of solar hydrogen, Piepol saw it easily. "Thanks to the availability of amateur H-alpha filters we can still enjoy the sun [even when sunspots are scarce]," he says.