December 16th, 2009

Christmas Snooch

Today's work cookie: chocolate meringue

Today's work cookie is a chocolate meringue with chocolate chips rolled in marshmallow edging.

I haven't been very good about posting the stocking stuffer stuff, though. The latest few things were three tiny Toblerone candy bars and an oatmeal raisin walnut Clif bar.

a hole in the sun

BIG NEW SUNSPOT: Just yesterday, sunspot 1035 was nearly invisible. Today, it is as wide as seven planet Earths. The fast-growing active region burst into view on Dec. 14th with a magnetic polarity that clearly identifies it as a member of new Solar Cycle 24. If the expansion continues apace, it could soon become the largest sunspot of the year. Check Space Weather for movies, photos and updates.