Reporting System

Solar Update: Active Sunspots Incoming

ACTIVE SUNSPOTS: Crackling with C-class solar flares, a pair of active sunspots is emerging over the sun’s northeastern limb. These sunspots have the potential for strong eruptions. Sunspot 1401 produced an M1-flare on Jan. 14th. Two days earlier, while it was still on the farside of the sun, sunspot 1402 produced a partially-eclipsed flare of uncertain magnitude that created waves of ionization in the atmosphere over Europe. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the pair during the early hours of Jan. 15th.

NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% chance of more M-flares during the next 24 hours. Solar flare alerts: textvoice.



January 15, 2012 - Posted by | Solar | , , , , , , , ,

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