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July 6, 2009 - Sudden Intense Sunspot 1024. Could It Flare on July 7, As Crop Formations Since April Have Seemed to Forecast?
Active region 1024 is putting on a fantastic show. The center of this region is incredibly bright and fluctuating.” - Pete Lawrence, Amateur Astronomer, Selsey, U.K.
Spaceweather.com reports, “Sunspot 1024 is crackling with B- and C-class solar flares. The activity is so intense, astronomers can't seem to take a picture of the sunspot without catching a flare in action. Solar observers haven't seen an active region like this one in more than two years. It