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You're quite welcome! It's fun sharing those things. Did you notice along the bottom edge (limb) of the solar disk the white pattern amongst the darker granules? Those lighter-colored areas are called "faculae."

Here's what NASA's solar science site has to say about them:

Faculae are bright areas that are usually most easily seen near the limb, or edge, of the solar disk. These are also magnetic areas but the magnetic field is concentrated in much smaller bundles than in sunspots. While the sunspots tend to make the Sun look darker, the faculae make it look brighter.

I hope you were able to see the transit of Venus for yourself. It was lots of fun for me viewing it and gratifying to see how excited 'most everyone else was!


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