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X-FLARE! AR1967 returned to the Earthside of the sun on Feb. 25th and promptly erupted
| Space Weather
Posted on 02/26/2014 12:34:51 AM PST by tired&retired
X-FLARE! Long-lived sunspot AR1967 returned to the Earthside of the sun on Feb. 25th and promptly erupted, producing an X4.9-class solar flare. This is the strongest flare of the year so far and one of the strongest of the current solar cycle. A movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the explosion hurling a loop of hot plasma away from the blast site:
The source of the eruption is long-lived sunspot AR1967, now beginning its third trip across the Earthside of the sun. This region was an active producer of flares during its previous transits, and it looks like the third time will be no different. By tradition, sunspots are renumbered each time they return, so AR1967 has been given a new name, AR1990. After today, that is what we will call it.
(Excerpt) Read more at spaceweather.com ...
TOPICS: Astronomy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: ar1967; catastrophism; cme; maunderminimum; solar; space; sunspot; sunspots
However, because its trajectory is so far off the sun-Earth line, the CME will deliver a no more than a glancing blow. NOAA forecasters expect a weak impact late in the day on Feb. 26th.
posted on 02/26/2014 12:44:46 AM PST
(Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
posted on 02/26/2014 12:54:34 AM PST
(the truth will out ,one day.)
Ugh, did they have to use eerie ambient for that?
That’s still a lot of gas. :D
posted on 02/26/2014 1:44:07 AM PST
(I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
By tradition, sunspots are renumbered each time they return, so AR1967 has been given a new name, AR1990. After today, that is what we will call it.
News to me....
so the sunspot count of the current cycle is even lower....
heading for a Dalton Minimum as we speak.
posted on 02/26/2014 4:00:16 AM PST
(OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
To: zot; SeraphimApprentice
posted on 02/26/2014 6:25:32 AM PST
(Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
Thanks for the ping. We should be glad it wasn’t pointed at us.
posted on 02/26/2014 9:07:35 AM PST
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