Last night the Moon gave me a photo opportunity (see previous post). Today it was the turn of the Sun. I particularly wanted to see whether I could capture an image of the first decent Sunspot of the new solar cycle.
You can see it at about 7 o'clock on the above photo. To give some idea of size - the Earth is smaller than the top dark blob. Photo taken with the Canon 70D fitted with 100-400mm zoom and, most importantly, a solar filter to cut down the light from the Sun by something like 10,000 times making it safe to point the camera directly at the Sun.
A closer crop: