Not a doom! thread, just mightily impressive. The sunspot in question is the largest of the cycle and currently facing Earth head-on:
"A major solar measuring X1.2 was detected on Tuesday afternoon peaking at 18:30 UTC and remains in progress. The source of the eruption was region
1943, with interaction between sunspot 1944. Because the flare appears to be long in duration, a coronal mass ejection is possible. The blast site is
in a great geoeffective position for Earth directed eruptions. Attached image by the Solar Dyanamics Observatory (SDO) below, captures a "wave" of
plasma racing away from the blast site. Stay tuned for the latest updates."
Thats a decent size. If it hits us right, plus put it together with the M 7.7 thats suppose to hit tomorrow may cause some caca to hit the fan. Also
whats up with Artis SolarIMG? Its not showing the flare at all. I find they dont always show the flares coming but they post it.
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