One of the largest sunspot groups in years slowly rotating towards Earth

May 8, 2012 SPACEOne of the largest sunspot groups in years rotated over the sun’s northeastern limb this weekend. With a least four dark cores larger than Earth, AR1476 sprawls more than 100,000 km from end to end, and makes an easy target for backyard solar telescopes. Indeed, the active region is crackling with impulsive M-class solar flares. Based on the sunspot’s complex ‘beta-gamma’ magnetic field, NOAA forecasters estimate a 75% chance of more M-flares during the next 24 hours. There is also a 10% chance of powerful X-flares. –Space Weather
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14 Responses to One of the largest sunspot groups in years slowly rotating towards Earth

  1. yamkin says:

    CME to strike earthbound on 9th May 2012


  2. Anjith AK says:

    alvin will there be an x class eruption comming this year


    • We have some wild conditions right now for trouble on the Sun. A large sunspot cluster combined with a large coronal hole facing earthward. Let’s see what becomes of this scenario. Hopefully, it will pass. Sooner or later though, if not this, we’ll get hit with a large CME blast. It’s not a question of if but when…


  3. evertonnomad says:

    this cycle of the suns flares is much lower than last time, it even looks more like the quieter part of the cycle. hardley any sun spots.


  4. Chris L says:

    I’m guessing that we would be extremely lucky to avoid a big flare from this bad boy.


  5. Dennis E. says:

    There has been reports submitted as far back as the Bush Administration that the Sun….. Well, the description was called a cold sun with little sunspot activity that was being expected, in that an expectation of a slight cooling trend here on Earth…..with Europe facing very cold temps which I think they did somewhat this past winter….
    Just a comment………


  6. Robert Vogel says:

    Luk 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
    Luk 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.


  7. Marc E Grecco says:

    Something wicked this way comes


  8. yamkin says:

    SOLAR ACTIVITY UPDATE – M1.9 – Class Flare/CME – 8th May 2012


  9. yamkin says:

    Sphere Size of Saturn – Shoots Off Sun!


  10. unknown says:

    Does this mean that the world is ending or is it some small


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