Posts Tagged ‘sunspot 1176’

Upcomming days of interest for possible Seismic Activity

March 26, 2011 Comments off
  • Keep in mind of sunspot 1176’s possible activity
On Feb 23, 2011, Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest planetary bodies in the soalr system, stood directly opposite to one another across the sun.   (February 22, 2011 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch)
On March 28th, the earth passes between Jupiter and Saturn with them still one degree from being directly opposite across the sun.
On April 3rd, the earth moves between the sun and Saturn at the new moon. Late that day there is a close line up of the sun, the moon, the earth and Saturn.
On April 6th, the sun moves between Jupiter and the earth.
On April 9th, Mercury moves between the sun and the earth.

Powerful sunspot emerges, extreme UV radiation detected

March 23, 2011 Comments off

( — A sunspot is emerging around the southeastern limb of the Sun and it is a powerful one at that.

Labeled 1176, this sunspot may have been old sunspot 1165 when it was last seen in early March on the southwestern limb of the Sun.

Since then it has rotated to the far side of the Sun and it looks as if it was busy doing so. This sunspot will have the power to generate large solar flares for the next couple weeks as it crosses the Earth facing side of the Sun.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has recorded very high levels of UV radiation from this sunspot, a clear signal to unsettled times ahead for it and the Earth should it blast a solar flare this way.

“If this puts a flare in this direction you can bet on more powerful earthquakes in the world,” Senior Meteorologist Kevin Martin said. “We’ve been quiet and that is not a coincidence.”