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Giant Sunspot Squarely Facing Earth Unleashes Massive Flare (X1.2) (currently in progress)

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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 01:10 PM
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."

This is in addition to another recent large burst (M7.2) from the same geoeffective vicinity.
edit on 7-1-2014 by deometer because: Updated image and description

posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 01:38 PM
"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far." --Swami Vivekananda

S0 News January 7, 2014: Polar Vortex SPLITS, Solar Flare Uptick

edit on 7-1-2014 by seasoul because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 01:59 PM
ya sure it isn't the kill shot???

posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 02:00 PM
reply to post by deometer

X1.2 is not all that big as far as solar flares go. They do look cool though.

posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 02:08 PM
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.

posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 02:19 PM
With the grid being so strained from the blizzards on the east coast, I wonder if this small X flare will be the last straw


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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 02:23 PM
Already posted:

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