This was the summer air full of forest fire smoke a few years back … which is what provided the intense color of the sun. What I just noticed was a small spot on the sun that I wonder now if it was a sunspot. No way to tell now … it could also be a water spot on the sensor, for instance.
Nice photo of the full moon. There was a super moon on the 13th, yesterday, but it was too cloudy here with a low pressure system sitting off of Hatteras.