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MASSIVE new sunspot rotating into view! (Number 1654?)

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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 08:52 PM
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reply to post by VeritasAequitas
 


Holy crap it isn't the Death Star you know




posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 09:20 PM
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It's about time that the sun spits on us a little bit. There was a big eruption from these sunspots when they were on the other side.



posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 09:36 PM
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there will be more big sunspot as I circled in this picture ..



sunspot party



posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 11:40 PM
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Time to break out the stock on Factor 99999 sun protection cream!


Seriously, there is nothing to be afraid off, this are natural occurrences and have happened before (even bigger).

Relax.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 09:39 AM
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Any current news on this event today? How is it setting up as it begins to face earth?
Thanks in advance.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:21 AM
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SPACEWEATHER UPDATE:

BIG SUNSPOT: A very large sunspot is emerging over the sun's eastern limb. Numbered AR1654, it consists of two dark cores each 4 or more times wider than Earth. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory took this picture during the early hours of Jan. 9th:

So far the sunspot is relatively quiet, producing only a smattering of low-level C-class solar flares. We will know more about AR1654's flare-producing potential in the days ahead as the sunspot turns toward Earth. A direct view will reveal what kind of magnetic field the sunspot posseses, which is a key requirement for flare forecasting. For now, NOAA forecasters are estimating a 35% chance of M-class flares and a 5% chance of X-flares during the next 24 hours
SOURCE



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:33 AM
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Looking pretty cool!



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:42 AM
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Could it be related to the recent spike in earthquake activity, notably the ones observed in the Aegean Sea and Indic Ocean!? If so, I'm afraid we can expect a sharp increase in seismic activity when this suspot turns to Earth.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:45 AM
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No, this isn't even facing us yet.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:58 AM
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That's exactly the point. If it's already affecting us even when it's not facing Earth directly, imagine what could happen when it turns to our side!?



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 11:01 AM
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The most we will see from this is coronal hole stream, wich could be nasty. Most solar magnetics have been decaying as the become earth facing. Not to worried about it.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 11:18 AM
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actually, we should be worried, we have to get hit by some flares/cme's because our magnetic shield is fading, it has to re-enerize itself by being hit by cme's/flares

everytme a spot is looking promising its facing earth and its fading or doesnt produce, so its troublesome



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 05:45 PM
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I absolutely agree, however I am not concerned with this particular sunspot producing damaging affects on earth. I am concerned about the lack of sunspot activity and the propensity for earth facing sunspots to decay rather than give us the boost we need to recharge our magnetosphere. However, I respect the OP and limited my comments to his choice of topics. i was considering opening another thread about the decay phenomenon and its impact on our planet, but I've been busy.

Regards,

PS - feel free to start it if you like.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:00 PM
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The Earth's magnetosphere is produced by a dynamo action produced by its core. It needs no "charging" from solar activity.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 08:35 PM
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Why oh why must every interesting, factual thread about anything to do with the sun get invaded by doom porn new agers

Thanks for all the links guys! Been an interesting read!



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 02:15 AM
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yup, thats exactly what i ment aswell


and to the op, your right, it turns out to be a freaking monster

www.solarmonitor.org...

LATESTRegion most likely to flare: NOAA 11654 -- Probabilities: X(5%) M(24%) C(48%

11654 is Beta-Gamma-Delta (according to S0, 2 min news man
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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 02:20 AM
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is it coincidence then, cause weve not been hit by earth facing (at least not big ones) cme/flares, and the shield is fading ?

i think theres more to this. sunspots loosing there power just as they turn to earthfacing position and our shield weakening



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 03:50 AM
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Originally posted by pheniks
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is it coincidence then, cause weve not been hit by earth facing (at least not big ones) cme/flares, and the shield is fading ?

i think theres more to this. sunspots loosing there power just as they turn to earthfacing position and our shield weakening



Oh dear. You have been reading all the doom threads too much. Who is to say that, for example, on 17 June 1922 the most enormous sun.spot ever was in the sun directly facing us........we would.not have known about it to a great extent, our modern observations only really cover 50 years or so. The earth and sun have been around for 4+ BILLION years that's a heck of a lot longer.......and we are still here.


Stop trying to apply new ager doom and gloom to something that has only been measured for the briefest amount of time, and stop believing everything you see on here and YouTube that is written by silly people who think the entire world is hiding something from them.

The magnet field around the earth isNOT a shield. Yes, in a way it acts like one but not in any star treky way, and it isn't failing



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 09:47 AM
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is it coincidence then, cause weve not been hit by earth facing (at least not big ones) cme/flares, and the shield is fading ?
What do you mean "the shield is fading"?

The magnetic field has weakened about 10% over the time we have been measuring it (about 150 years). During that period of time there has been plenty of solar activity directed at Earth. The fluctuations in the strength of the magnetic field seem to be quite normal and, in fact, it is stronger now than it was 50,000 years ago.



i think theres more to this. sunspots loosing there power just as they turn to earthfacing position and our shield weakening
Sunspots increase and decrease in activity. Sometimes periods of high activity occur while they are facing Earth, sometimes they don't. Sometimes they release CMEs while facing Earth, sometimes they don't.

Because we have not been struck by a strong CME since November you think there is "more to this"?



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 10:38 AM
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sometimes its clear in my head and i cant explain it in words, i am sorry for that, and english is not my native language

but imo magnetic field is fading/shrinking, for it to be more powerfull/expand/inflate we have to get hit by flares/cme's

i hope that clears it up a bit, its frustrating when you cant find words to explain

at least thats what i believe, i hope its still alowed to express your thoughts

im not calling doom or gloom or anything like that, im just abit worried its a bit quiet, maybe to quiet

truly sorry for that

you know what, im just gonna post suspiciousobservers vid on youtube, i agree with alot of his explanations on whats going on
www.youtube.com...
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