Sunspot group 822 is now large enough to see with safe solar projection techniques, such as pinhole projection
or binocular projection
. The above image was taken using binocular projection. It is not the best as the Sun shone through a brief break in the clouds as it was setting and I didn't have time to set up a proper screen, so I whacked a bit of white paper on the water tank and grabbed a quick image (but distorted due to the angle of the Sun to the tank). Davep has some notes on seeing 822
using projection techniques
822 has been firing off more M class flares, but it is too early to tell if they will head our way and produce aurora.