In November 16 last year, a big sunspot was seen on the surface of the sun through the fog in early morning and I made a quick look into it through the telescope. Although you should not be doing this without proper filtering, I prompted at doing it as the fog had made the sun almost invisible. It was a really beautiful thing when I saw it. I had posted a drawing of it in another blog. Nearly one year later the sun seems to be so calm, no any sunspot is seen.
November 16 last year:
Here’s the link to the post http://theastraljournal.blogspot.com/2006/11/new-sunspots.html