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Sunspot AR1402 returns after transit, renamed as AR1419

OLD SUNSPOT RETURNS: Sunspot AR1402, which unleashed an X2-class solar flare on Jan. 27th, has returned after a two-week transit around the far side of the sun. Two weeks of decay have greatly reduced the old active region.

The sunspot group, re-numbered AR1419 for its second apparition, is crackling with B- and C-class solar flares. These flares are minor compared to the eruptions of January.

The return of AR1402 is mainly significant for nostalgic reasons.

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February 14, 2012 Posted by | Solar | , , , , , | Leave a comment