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Originally posted by MidKnight
These are some amazing photos. The first one has a certain beauty in the Chaos of danger. What is the estimated size of this "Solar Volcano"?
Could you ask him why the speed and (nt) graph is linear on 15 and 16 November?
Originally posted by Heyyo_yoyo
I emailed Space Weather dot com and asked the good doctor to extrapolate on this post, hopefully he'll soon chime in with some good old fashion government cool water to douse this 'oddity' on the sun's surface. Probably just a solariod flare up....
I hope....edit on 17-11-2011 by Heyyo_yoyo because: (no reason given)
RADIATION STORM AND CME ALERT:
A solar radiation storm is in progress around Earth. At the moment, the storm is classified as minor, which means it has little effect on Earth other than to disturb HF radio transmissions at high latitudes. Energetic protons, which make up the bulk of the storm, were accelerated in our direction earlier today by shock waves in a CME racing away from the sun at about 1000 km/s (2.2 million mph). According to analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the CME itself will reach Earth on Nov. 28th around 14:23 UT (+/- 7 hours).
Originally posted by Caver78
Any chance we'll see the aurora in the lower 48?
Originally posted by AllUrChips
This stuff has happened since the sun has been around! It is nothing new, nor is it going to kill us. Its just that we are just now having tech to see it.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by Heyyo_yoyo
It really isn't upon us with a vengeance at all.
We haven't had a big flare since September, that's over 2 months ago...and since then it's been pretty damn quiet.
Have you seen what the last solar maximum looked like compared to now?
We're a long way off from it being vengeful.