This is our Sun in H-alpha light as seen from The Whittaker in West Seattle, USA. There is a small white sunspot – lower center.
Below the white sunspot, above, you can see a small, beauty of a prominence in H-alpha. It is these signs that truly indicate the Sun is out of the sunspot minimum and onto a different part of the rise to sunspot maximum.
At 393 nm or Ca II (Ca+) light, the white sunspot shows its origins – lower center – as a larger magnetic hole and flux. This exploded today into a C1-Storm aimed directly at Earth. A small Corona Mass Ejection (CME) is our and will be here over the weekend. Look for Aurora!
As this is Seattle, most solar photos are taken through a thin layer of clouds. Pretty they are not 😦