September, 2009

Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Tuesday, September 1

On this date in 1859 solar physicist Richard Carrington (who first assigned sunspot rotation numbers) observed the first recorded solar flare. Naturally enough, an intense aurora followed the next day. One hundred and twenty years later, in 1979, Pioneer 11 made history as it flew by Saturn. And where is Saturn now? Fading west. Fast…catch it before it’s gone!


Open Cluster Lunar Surface Central Star Planetary Nebula Bright Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Warren Rupp ObservatoryMartelUSA

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