posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 05:45 PM
A big show is underway on the sun today. Two massive prominences are dancing along the northwestern limb with such allure that the Solar and
Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has boosted its frame-rate to capture the motions. Stay tuned for movies, and meanwhile, keep an eye on the sun.
Activity expected in the K4 range, possible k5.
SOHO and Chart watch here:
POSSIBLE IMPACT EVENT ON JUPITER: Did something just hit Jupiter? On July 19th, a black "scar" appeared in Jupiter's clouds.
"The jet-black mark is near Jupiter's south pole (south is up in the image)," says Wesley. "I have imagery of that same location from two nights
earlier without the impact mark, so this is a very recent event. The material has already begun to spread out in a fan shape on one side, and should
be rapidly pulled apart by the fast jetstream winds. I recorded a lot of footage, and will be generating more images and a rotation animation
Amateur astronomers around the world should train their telescopes on Jupiter tonight to monitor the progress of this possible impact event: sky map.
Stay tuned for more images and updates.
Side note: There was some indian legend about impacts on Jupiter that needs more research.