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Each circle contains a sunspot or proto-sunspot belonging to new Solar Cycle 24. After two years of record-low sunspot numbers and many month-long stretches of utter quiet, this is a notable outbreak
Originally posted by havok
reply to post by Phage
Good to see you're out and about, Phage.
Seems like the solar activity is ramping up. Just like the predictions...
There's a theory that if the sun emits a large enough flare, the earths magnetosphere will be destroyed leaving it immune to the rays of the sun.
And flipping the N/S poles.
Another doom and gloom theory. But, it could be right.
And, it would cause massive destruction.
SOLAR ACTIVITY INTENSIFIES: 2009 is ending with a flurry of sunspots. The latest is sunspot 1039, which formed yesterday and is now crackling with low-level solar flares