The sun is quite active this week, a couple of large sunspots can be seen on the surface:

Sunspot AR1618, centre-right

Sunspot AR1618, centre-right

There’s all sorts of much cooler photos and video clips at the SDO website, but from time to time I think it’s fun to take a picture myself.

The moon also interests me, as you may know:

Waxing Gibbous

Waxing Gibbous

While it does not affect us as much as the sun, it always manages to draw my attention, I love the way you can see the craters when it’s lit up from the side like this.