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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 16:18:37 EDT
Subject: NLCs & big Sunspot group.

Hi all,

I saw a weak display of NLCs last night (28/29 June) at about 01.15 UT, but 
nothing spectacular. If I hadn't been looking for them, I wouldn't have noticed 
them.

But Ronan Newman in Galway has been luckier: he saw "a small display in the 
region around Capella last Thursday morning (25/26) just after 0020, also much 
larger display visible last Sunday morning (21/22) at 0230, - had to wait for 
cloud to clear."
   It promises to be clear tonight, in Glengormley at least (after a fabulous 
sunny day!), so have a look to see if the activity continues, or has 
intensified.
   Still, overall I would say that this year activity has been down on last 
year.

The big spot group AR 397, formerly AR 375 on its previous passage, is coming 
nicely round the limb again. Peter Paice (Belfast) has got some good images 
showing the complexity of the group.

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley


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