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Sunspot 808 questions...

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posted on Sep, 15 2005 @ 08:52 PM
Thx MattMariott for brining the current NOAA space weather forecast to attention.

Here's a link to the current NOAA forecast.

From the report updated on Sept. 15 at 22:04 UTC:

"Region 808 (S11W22) produced an X1.1/2n flare at 15/0838 UTC with an associated 450 sfu Tenflare... Region 808 is expected to continue to produce M-class activity and still has the potential to produce an isolated X-flare."

Question for the subject matter expert(s):

1. Given the 27-day rotational cycle of the sun, how long before Region 808 is pointed away from earth?

2. What is the significance of a beta-gamma-delta magnetic configuration? I read the definitions of sunspot magnetic classifications, but why is such a classification (b-g-d) significant?

3. Could one of the recently reported CMEs be repsonsible for the CCD bake-out affecting the SOHO imager?


Flares ejected on September 8th

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