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Largest solar flare in years faces Earth this next week

 
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Largest solar flare in years faces Earth this next week
A powerful solar flare that erupted Thursday (Nov. 3) from a huge blemish on the sun's surface has been classified as an X1.9 flare, ranking it in among the most powerful types of storms from our star can unleash.

The flare originated in a humongous sunspot that was sighted earlier this week, which ranks as one of the largest sunspots seen in years. The event began at 4:27 p.m. ET (2027 GMT).

The flare "triggered some disruption to radio communications on Earth beginning about 45 minutes later," NASA officials wrote in a statement. "Scientists are continuing to watch this active region as it could well produce additional solar activity as it passes across the front of the sun."

A flare is a powerful release of energy that brightens the sun, and is often associated with an area of increased magnetic activity on the solar surface. This magnetic activity can also inhibit the flow of heat to the surface in a process called convection, creating darkened areas on the face of the sun called sunspots.






The huge active region on the sun right now, called AR11339, is about 50,000 miles (80,000 km) long,


- [link to www.theregister.co.uk]
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Re: Largest solar flare in years faces Earth this next week
Sun doom is the best dooooooom of all



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Re: Largest solar flare in years faces Earth this next week
A powerful solar flare that erupted Thursday (Nov. 3) from a huge blemish on the sun's surface has been classified as an X1.9 flare, ranking it in among the most powerful types of storms from our star can unleash.

The flare originated in a humongous sunspot that was sighted earlier this week, which ranks as one of the largest sunspots seen in years. The event began at 4:27 p.m. ET (2027 GMT).

The flare "triggered some disruption to radio communications on Earth beginning about 45 minutes later," NASA officials wrote in a statement. "Scientists are continuing to watch this active region as it could well produce additional solar activity as it passes across the front of the sun."

A flare is a powerful release of energy that brightens the sun, and is often associated with an area of increased magnetic activity on the solar surface. This magnetic activity can also inhibit the flow of heat to the surface in a process called convection, creating darkened areas on the face of the sun called sunspots.






The huge active region on the sun right now, called AR11339, is about 50,000 miles (80,000 km) long,


- [link to www.theregister.co.uk]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4517076

OP you mis titled your thread. Largest SUNSPOT IN YEARS. most of us here read space weather.
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11/04/2011 09:39 PM
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Re: Largest solar flare in years faces Earth this next week
A powerful solar flare that erupted Thursday (Nov. 3) from a huge blemish on the sun's surface has been classified as an X1.9 flare, ranking it in among the most powerful types of storms from our star can unleash.

The flare originated in a humongous sunspot that was sighted earlier this week, which ranks as one of the largest sunspots seen in years. The event began at 4:27 p.m. ET (2027 GMT).

The flare "triggered some disruption to radio communications on Earth beginning about 45 minutes later," NASA officials wrote in a statement. "Scientists are continuing to watch this active region as it could well produce additional solar activity as it passes across the front of the sun."

A flare is a powerful release of energy that brightens the sun, and is often associated with an area of increased magnetic activity on the solar surface. This magnetic activity can also inhibit the flow of heat to the surface in a process called convection, creating darkened areas on the face of the sun called sunspots.






The huge active region on the sun right now, called AR11339, is about 50,000 miles (80,000 km) long,


- [link to www.theregister.co.uk]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4517076

OP you mis titled your thread. Largest SUNSPOT IN YEARS. most of us here read space weather.
 Quoting: Nobody in Particular

we knew what OP meant. don't get your depends in a bunch.





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