Inspired by te 2014 partial solar eclipse. There was also a sunspot group visible without magnification. Note I didn’t say “to the naked eye.” Never stare at the sun. It’s not the eclipse that burns your eyes – it’s the sun, and the sun can harm your vision any day. I hope North Americans took the time to view the event through a solar filter or with a pinhole projection. I saw a 40% eclipse. That’s not enough to notice a drop in light levels or air temperatures. I bet most people didn’t even know anything was happening.
PS: I didn’t realize until days later that the big sunspot group was causing some people to freak out: solar flares erupting