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Originally posted by ifoundtheanswers
Just lookin there a couple of minutes ago and i happend upon this sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov...
sorry don't know how to copy and paste images or anything yet, still new at all this.
but yet another square cut out....
Originally posted by DantesPeak
I would hardly call a c class flare 'overdrive'.
Some data dropouts will occur during satellite eclipses.
It must be spring. This is the time of year when the sun, Earth, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory in geosynchronous orbit can line up for spectacular sun-Earth eclipses. Only around equinoxes does this phenomenon occur. SDO took this picture of the sun partially blocked by our own planet on March 13th: Every day from now until April 2, 2011, there will be a short break in the data flow as the Earth moves between SDO and the sun. The length of an eclipse can be as long as 72 minutes and they happen at about midnight at the SDO ground station in Las Cruces, NM (0700 UT). Never before has missing data looked so good.
Originally posted by PureET
I was observing the X-ray monitors for the sun, and was amazed by what I saw.
In over four years of monitoring, i've never seen anything like this.
The graph just stopped spiking!
It is now a stable line in the C-class flare range.
Well what this all basically means is that instead of the occasional spike in energy,
the sun is throwing CONSTANT C-class flare energy directed onto a point in space!
If we are in the path of such a energy beam, we'd get fried!
If it is the WHOLE sun is sending this out 360 degrees then we will be in SERIOUS trouble!
The GOES X-ray flux plots contain 1 and 5 minute averages of solar X-rays in the 1-8 Angstrom (0.1-0.8 nm) and 0.5-4.0 Angstrom (0.05-0.4 nm) passbands.
Red is for 0.8 nm and blue for 0.4 :-)
The GOES X-ray Flux 3-day plot contains 5 minute averages of solar X-ray output.
The GOES X-ray flux 6-day plot contains 1 minute averages of solar X-rays
What is happening?!edit on 16-3-2011 by PureET because: (no reason given)