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Solar eclipse and sunspots are spectacular

Partial solar eclipse Oct. 23, 2014. Photo by Richard Switzer of Hamburg.

Partial solar eclipse Oct. 23, 2014. Photo by Richard Switzer of Hamburg.

Richard Switzer of Hamburg got this shot of the sun, complete with sunspots, during Thursday's solar eclipse as he stood on the Lake Erie shore by Route 5 and Hoak's Restaurant.
Switzer said the partial solar eclipse started at 5:42 p.m. and ended at 6:21 p.m.
He was excited to capture Sunspot 2192, which he said is bigger than Jupiter, located toward the middle of the photo. The sunspot to the upper left is the size of Earth, he said.
"Now you see why I was so excited over this event," he said in an email.

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