"Earth is entering the line of fire as the sunspot rotates across the face of the sun."
Here's left to right, the progression of the sunspot region since the 8th.
It has grown as you can see. The image of the 9th was taken early in the afternoon, the third was shot around midnight going into the 10th. I will
post its increase or decline in growth in about 16 hours and will continue to do so until the spot turns the limb.
Hopefully it doesn't get much bigger, something like this would be
"The strongest burst so far occured around 1631 UT on May 9th," reports Ashcraft. "I am observing at 28 MHz and 21.1 MHz. As I send this note I am
hearing more bursting, indicating powerful magnetic dynamism within active region 1476."
Yea it does seem like 1476 is gearing up for a larger flare. If you compare 1476 to 1429 (created two x-flares in March), you can see a sort of
sawtooth pattern between the two. In 1429's case, this sawtooth preceded the x5.4 flare.
Sunspot 1429: March 7th, 2012
Sunspot 1476: May 11th, 2012
I think we might see a large flare fairly soon, but that's just a layman's observation.
edit on 11-5-2012 by windowpane because: (no reason
I went out earlier today with my binoculars and welders glass. I just wanted to see that sunspot for myself.
Crazy! Was almost in the middle of Sol. Going to look at sunset too. Try it if you have good vision and welders glass, you can probably see it with
your naked eye. I have bad eyesight and had to use my little opera binocs along with my glasss. .
I have been following SuspicousObservers channel on youtube. He has been talking about this resonance anomally that has been occuring for that past
10 days at 1400 UTC, do you know anything about this?
PuterMan and everyone, here's a YouTube link that claims to show a magnetic anomaly near the sun. It may be more than that, though, because it
appears to be capturing solar material that comes its way:
I am afraid that I do not know enough about the dynamics to comment authoritatively on the YT video but I question the terminology used and would
suggest that this is nothing but an optical illusion of an object.
The link to the DG was interesting, and something I was aware of. I have a keen interest in the polarity of the sunspots as I think that is important.
All too often Dr Tony Philips is busy scaremongering on Spaceweather about a new sunspot which then comes to nothing. This is usually because the bulk
of the sunspot is negative.
I am afraid in that respect Spaceweather has gone down hill recently hyping up everything.
Today Spaceweather is still trying to find new sunspots and counting ones that do NOT match the criteria as usual as NASA is desperate to keep the
ALMOST X-FLARE: Big sunspot AR1515 erupted on July 2nd at 10:52 UT, producing an M5.6-class solar flare that almost crossed
the threshold into X-territory. The eruption might have hurled a CME toward Earth. Stay tuned for updates. [SDO movie]
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