SUNSPOT SUNSET: Despite its unstable magnetic field, big sunspot AR1785 has resisted exploding. Even so, it's putting on a good show. Pete Lawrence of Selsey UK photographed the active region as a dark-mark in the sunset on July 9th:
"Summer has arrived in the UK and there have been some fantastic sunsets," says Lawrence. "This one was a beauty with the current crop of sunspots in view."