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Massive Sunspot Rapidly Forming
weather.com ^ | Published: Feb 20, 2013, 7:09 PM EST

Posted on 02/21/2013 9:53:38 PM PST by BenLurkin

A giant sunspot that's at least six times the diameter of Earth has formed on the sun in less than 48 hours, according to NASA.

According to a news release, scientists from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory watched the sunspot rapidly grow on February 19 and 20. The agency says it could even be larger than six times the diameter of Earth "since the spot lies on a sphere not a flat disk."

(Excerpt) Read more at weather.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: sunspot; wearedoomed

The bottom two black spots are part of the same system that NASA says is rapidly expanding
1 posted on 02/21/2013 9:53:44 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I’ll have to fire up the Bearcat 210XL and see if there is any VHF-LO skip.


2 posted on 02/21/2013 10:12:29 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: BenLurkin

(Retarded MSM:) Human activities has caused this sunspot activity!!!

Just like the meteor that hit Russia and the bigger one that almost hit the Earth!!!!

Tax yourselves and give those tax moneys to people who made poor decisions and then became poor!!! That will stop meteors and asteroids!!!!’


3 posted on 02/21/2013 10:14:09 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Nowhere Man

I’ve never heard any local VHF-LO — might try the same thing if there’s a flare or CME later.


4 posted on 02/21/2013 10:18:55 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: BenLurkin
I find this interesting and appreciate the post. However, the sun has weather just like the earth. And if you look at its weather over eons instead of years you'll see what its impact really has been. Ice ages for one. 10,000 years ago glaciers caused by the little ice age were retreating in what is now the Puget Sound in Washington State. The sun, not man caused the warming that melted the glaciers.
5 posted on 02/21/2013 10:26:30 PM PST by Katiana Kalashnikova
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To: BenLurkin

Is it too much to hope it spits a fireball at Obama?


6 posted on 02/21/2013 11:34:28 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: BenLurkin

OK, but WHERE is it pointed? :p


7 posted on 02/22/2013 12:08:52 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: Katiana Kalashnikova

8 posted on 02/22/2013 12:10:26 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: BenLurkin
♬ There's a little black spot on the sun today... ♬
9 posted on 02/22/2013 5:14:10 AM PST by grateful
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To: BenLurkin

Solar acne?


10 posted on 02/22/2013 5:20:50 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BenLurkin
It's wishful thinking at NASA, hoping for some global warming after 15 years of cooling. Here's the NASA sun image taken seven seconds after midnight today:

Their description of conditions: "normal" status, "quiet" geomagnetic conditions.

11 posted on 02/22/2013 6:09:18 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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Although the government's models predict the peak later this year, it's looking more and more like the peak was last year, their models are crap, and the current cycle is looking a lot like the Dalton Minimum.


12 posted on 02/22/2013 8:41:30 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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