Large sunspot group turns Earthward- chance of M-class flares

August 16, 2011EMERGING SUNSPOT: A big new sunspot is emerging over the sun’s northeastern limb. AR1271 has at least four dark cores and it is crackling with small flares. The sunspot’s entrance was captured in this 24-hour movie from the Solar Dynamics Observatory. NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-class solar flares during the next 24 hours. Because of its location near the sun’s limb, AR1271 does not yet pose a threat for Earth-directed eruptions. This could change in the days ahead, however, as the sunspot turns to face our planet. Readers with solar telescopes are encouraged to monitor developments.  –Space Weather
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9 Responses to Large sunspot group turns Earthward- chance of M-class flares

  1. idiotbox says:

    So is this some form of disinformation campaign?
    Just a few days ago there was a post/link on this site about the sun being utterly silent in the last week now this post shows up and the post that mentioned a quiet sun is curiously absent.
    Why was the other post removed?


  2. sarah says:

    actualy i have seen the post she/he is talking about


  3. sarah says:

    i thought we were only just comeing into a maximum 2012 being the maximum now it says we are comeing out of it and the sun is quietenig down doesnt make sense to me.


    • 2013 is more like the maximum and though the Sun has not as been as active as in some previous cycles; it’s particle energy fluxes have seen some of the highest spikes in history so we will just have to wait and see what the Sun does. It’s an incredible amount of energy in our Star, and believed to be more vibrant than about 80 of most of the stars in the Milky Way, so it’s really difficult to say what that much energy is capable of doing fully. It likely holds many surprises.


  4. robinb333 says:

    Your site is just about the only news I keep up with!!!!


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