The first day of the new year and it's clear! Although the Sun doesn't get very high at this time of the year from my location, the view of AR11039 was still very impressive. Lots of bright plage, magnetic swirl and a long filament all went to herald in the new year. Long may it continue. Happy New Year!
Note the image was taken on the 1st Jan 2010, not the 31st Dec 2009 as indicated by the SW submission tool which isn't able to accept 2010 yet!