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    Default Re: Sun Stuff: What's up!

    M1.2 and M1 solar flares, that's more activity than in months.

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    Default Re: Sun Stuff: What's up!

    Yes, the sun has awakened a bit:

    From spaceweather.com:

    Quote SOLAR ACTIVITY INTENSIFIES (UPDATED): Sunspot complex AR2565-AR2567 is crackling with M-class solar flares as magnetic fields threading the behemoth active regions stretch, twist, and re-connect. Mike Taormina photographed the sunspots' seething cores from his backyard observatory in Malta, New York:



    "The sun was alive with activity today!" says Taormina. "I am constantly amazed at the impressive level of detail that a small solar telescope can capture under good seeing conditions."

    Update: A series of explosions crossing the July 20-21 UT day boundary hurled two CMEs away from the sun's southwestern limb. Coronagraph images from SOHO show that the clouds are not heading directly for Earth. Nevertheless, glancing blows to our planet's magnetic field may be possible in 2 to 3 days. NOAA analysts are modeling the storm clouds now. Stay tuned for storm tracks.


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    Default Re: Sun Stuff: What's up!

    The sun is indeed active. More flares.
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    Default Re: Sun Stuff: What's up!

    Yes, also M2 flare today. Very interesting to see this much activity after a long quiet period.

    "Three moderately strong solar flares were observed early Saturday morning around the departing region. The first was an M5.0 at 02:11 UTC (July 23). The second event, a strong M7.6 at 05:16 UTC, was quickly followed up by an impressive M5.5 event at 05:31 UTC. The third event (M5.5)"

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