This December 21, coinciding with the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere, I photographed the sun at the hydrogen alpha (Ha) wavelength.
Although 6 active regions can be observed in the solar disk, the AR3169 and AR3171 sunspot complex stands out in the northeast quadrant. Several filaments can also be seen in the two solar hemispheres, the southern one being the most extensive of them.
Our summers are extremely hot, they demand a lot from the equipment used and also from our physique, but all this is easily forgotten when we can witness the magnificence of our star.
To take this picture I used a 90mm aperture Coronado Solarmax II telescope and a ZWO 183MM camera.