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Sunspot AR1654 Getting Bigger, Unleashes Solar Flare In M1-Class Blast, NASA Officials Say

January 12, 2013 Comments off

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Solar Flare

This view of the flare on Jan. 11, 2013, was recorded by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The surface of the sun erupted in a solar flare early today (Jan. 11), unleashing a blast of super-heated plasma into space.

A huge sunspot known as AR1654 produced the M1-class flare at 4:11 a.m. EST (0911 GMT), officials with NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory said in a description of the event. The SDO spacecraft is one of several sun-watching space telescopes keeping tabs on solar flares and other sun weather events.

According to Spaceweather.com, sunspot AR1654 is growing more active and is now “crackling with M-class solar flares” like the one that erupted today.

“AR1654 is getting bigger as it turns toward Earth Read more…

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Huge SUNSPOT 1476 poses a threat(Video)

May 8, 2012 Comments off

spaceweather.com

BIG SUNSPOT: One 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. Amateur astronomer Alan Friedman sends this picture of the behemoth from his backyard in Buffalo, NY: “AR1476 is firecrackler,” says Friedman. 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 Read more…

Solar storm headed toward Earth may disrupt power

March 7, 2012 Comments off

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest solar flare in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights.

The sun erupted Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking Earth around 7 a.m. EST Thursday, according to forecasters at the federal government’s Space Weather Prediction Center. They say the flare is growing as it speeds outward from the sun.

“It’s hitting us right in the nose,” said Joe Kunches, a scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He called it the sun’s version of “Super Read more…

And there shall be signs in the Sun, Moon, and Stars – 2012

March 1, 2012 Comments off

Luke 12:56 (KJV) Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

MATTHEW 24-8 (KJV) All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Repent of your sins and come to Christ, the Kingdom of God is near!!!

Fiercest Solar Flare of 2012 Yet: X Class – January 28/29

January 30, 2012 1 comment

onlykent.com

In the last week or so we’ve been reporting on solar flares that have been released and solar storms impacting earth, with more intense northern lights displays and concerns that radio communications and satellites could be disrupted. We can now tell you that yesterday the largest solar flare yet of 2012 occurred, this time an Read more…

Long duration M-Class Solar Flare may be Earth directed

January 19, 2012 Comments off

(TheWeatherSpace.com) – Within the last 24 hours a long duration M-Class solar flare erupted from the Sun. This may be earth directed, according to preliminary observations.

The region, AR1401, has a beta-gamma magnetic field and it has the energy for these strong solar flares. It has erupted one every day so far, one of them nearly earth directed.

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Wow! Skywatcher Photographs Huge Solar Flare from Giant Sunspot

October 3, 2011 Comments off

space.com

French skywatcher Jean-Pierre Brahic took this photo of the violent solar flare from the sunspot 1302 on the sun's surface on Sept. 22, 2011. Earth is superimposed for scale.
French skywatcher Jean-Pierre Brahic took this photo of the violent solar flare from the sunspot 1302 on the sun’s surface on Sept. 22, 2011. Earth is superimposed for scale.
CREDIT: Jean-Pierre Brahic

An intrepid skywatcher has snapped an amazing photograph of a massive solar flare erupting from Sunspot 1302 is one of the most active sunspot groups in years.

A sunspot is a blemish on the sun caused by intense magnetic activity. The new photo, captured on Sept. 22 by skywatcher Jean-Pierre Brahic, shows solar plasma magnetically hanging above the sun’s surface after the Sunspot 1302 unleashed an X-class solar flare. The image includes an inset of Earth for a size comparison.

Solar flares are powerful storms on the sun that occur when energy stored in twisted magnetic Read more…