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Title: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 15, 2013, 03:36:20 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun: 15 July 13

"AR1791 is crackling with C-class solar flares."
Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 16, 2013, 06:17:13 AM
Spaceweather   http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 17, 2013, 07:23:12 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 17, 2013, 08:46:58 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 20, 2013, 03:48:15 PM
Noctilucent clouds...
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"....2013 is shaping up to be a great year for NLCs. The clouds surprised researchers by appearing early this year, and many bright displays have already been recorded. Once confined to the Arctic, NLCs have been sighted in recent years as far south as Utah, Colorado, and Nebraska. They might spread even farther south in 2013.

Observing tips: Look west 30 to 60 minutes after sunset when the sun has dipped 6o to 16o below the horizon. If you see luminous blue-white tendrils spreading across the sky, you've probably spotted a noctilucent cloud."

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Tadas Janušonis photographed this display on July 18th from Vabalninkas in the Birzai district of Lithuania:
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on July 20, 2013, 07:31:18 PM
Great picture.  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 21, 2013, 08:27:24 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 22, 2013, 07:06:35 AM
Conditions can change fast, so be sure to check the Spaceweather site.
- Yowbarb
...http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 23, 2013, 06:40:09 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

VERY QUIET SUN:  Solar activity has shifted from low to very low. None of the sunspots on the Earthside of the sun is actively flaring. NOAA forecasters expect this situation to continue for the next 24 hours. They estimate a slim 10% chance of M-class flares and no more than a 1% chance of X-flares on July 23rd
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 24, 2013, 08:05:34 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

FLATLINED:  Solar activity is very low. With no sunspots actively flaring, the sun's x-ray output has flat-lined. NOAA forecasters estimate a 10% chance of M-class solar flares today and no more than a 1% chance of X-flares.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 24, 2013, 07:28:08 PM
Sun activity picking up, ever so slightly.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 25, 2013, 02:59:01 PM
Spaceweather Update 
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF MINOR STORMS:  NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% to 55% chance of minor geomagnetic storms on July 26-27 when a solar wind stream is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 25, 2013, 05:24:33 PM
C2
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 26, 2013, 01:03:55 AM
Update Spaceweather,
Yowbarb   
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26 July 2013

MAGNETIC UNREST:  Earth's polar magnetic field is unsettled as a fast-moving stream of solar wind buffets our planet's magnetosphere. NOAA forecasters estimate a 55% chance that the unrest could escalate into a geomagnetic storm on July 26th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 27, 2013, 07:48:18 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun: 27 July 13

Sunspot AR1800 has a beta-gamma magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 28, 2013, 01:12:40 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

STORM WARNING CANCELLED:  A pair of CMEs launched into space on July 26th by erupting solar filaments will apparently miss Earth. The odds of a geomagnetic storm this weekend are low. 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 28, 2013, 11:15:38 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

NACREOUS CLOUDS OVER TIERRA DEL FUEGO:  On July 24th, about an hour after sunset, Gerardo Connon of Rio Grande city in Tierra del Fuego,
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on July 29, 2013, 11:20:40 AM
Our universe is so amazing.  We have so little knowledge of what it is all about, and things like this give my heart a thrill.  I have such a thirst and desire to learn more about they how's and why's of these kinds of things.  Thanks for sharing this.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 29, 2013, 11:25:41 AM
:)
I found it interesting the clouds were so far south on the planet... Extremely rare but it has happened before...

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 30, 2013, 03:57:40 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 30, 2013, 06:23:01 AM
Slight increase in sun activity but still below a C2.
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 31, 2013, 08:02:08 AM

Image:

"...leviathan sunspot in the wings." from Suspicious0bservers video of today:

http://youtu.be/2moEKfO_kvQ
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 31, 2013, 08:12:26 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 01, 2013, 07:41:31 AM
"MOSTLY QUIET:  Solar activity remains low. The only action on the Earthside of the sun is a minor crackling of C-class solar flares from departing sunspot AR1800. NOAA forecasters estimate a 10% chance of M-class flares and no more than a 1% chance of X-flares on July 31st." 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 01, 2013, 11:26:28 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SPACE WEATHER FACT CHECK:  Many readers are asking about a report in the Washington Examiner, which states that a Carrington-class solar storm narrowly missed Earth two weeks ago. There was no Carrington-class solar storm two weeks ago. On the contrary, solar activity was low throughout the month of July. The report is erroneous. The possibility of such a storm is, however, worth thinking about: A modern Carrington event would cause significant damage to our high-tech society. 

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/06may_carringtonflare/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 02, 2013, 12:57:50 AM
http://youtu.be/_FhxNE2b6Gs
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 02, 2013, 06:54:34 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/


X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B9   1115 UT Aug02
 24-hr:  B9   1115 UT  Aug02

Daily Sun: 02 Aug 13

"None of these sunspots are actively flaring. Solar activity is low."
Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 06, 2013, 06:24:03 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

MAGNETIC FIELD REVERSAL ON THE SUN:  It hasn't happened yet, but it's about to. Data from NASA-supported observatories show that the sun's global magnetic field will flip before the end of 2013. The reversal, which signals the arrival of Solar Maximum, will have ripple effects felt throughout the solar system.
Get the full story: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/05aug_fieldflip/

and a video from Science@NASA.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34gNgaME86Y


Daily Sun: 06 Aug 13
"None of these sunspots is actively flaring. Solar activity remains low. Credit: SDO/HMI"
 
 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 06, 2013, 01:08:00 PM
A little increase in sun activity...

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/alerts_timeline.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 07, 2013, 09:44:40 AM
http://www.newsmax.com/thewire/sun-magnetic-field-flipping/2013/08/07/id/519145
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 07, 2013, 11:54:35 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/05aug_fieldflip/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 08, 2013, 04:13:37 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun: 08 Aug 13

"Solar activity remains low. None of these sunspots is actively flaring."
Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 09, 2013, 05:43:38 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun: 09 Aug 13
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 09, 2013, 06:49:02 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   2028 UT Aug09
 24-hr:  C2   2028 UT  Aug09
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 10, 2013, 01:20:23 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun: 10 Aug 13

"None of these sunspots poses a threat for strong solar flares."
Credit: SDO/HMI

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http://www.ips.gov.au/Educational/2/4/1    What is a Hyder Flare?

Sergio Castillo sends this photograph from Inglewood,CA  Magnetic Filament 10 Aug 2013
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 11, 2013, 07:33:41 AM
Suspicious0bservers captured this image...
more sun activity on the way...
Check the Spaceweather site for updates.  - Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

Image from Suspicious0bservers
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 12, 2013, 07:05:26 AM
"The flaring nearly reached the M stage last night," from Suspicious0bservers video of a few hours ago, today. 12 Aug 2013

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Yowbarb Note: Recent M1 Flare   

Suspicious0bservers definitely saw that one coming...

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 13, 2013, 08:34:11 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 13, 2013, 11:50:09 AM
Click the link below to see

A movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the sunspot's development over the past 48 hours

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/13aug13/sunspots_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=u7jngp7ajff8h3t36rrfitna96
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 13, 2013, 03:35:03 PM
A slight increase in solar activity, recently. C4 solar flare,
Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 14, 2013, 08:34:21 AM
A little while ago there was a C5 Solar Flare.
Chance of an M Flare from Sunspots AR1817 and AR1818
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 17, 2013, 10:59:37 AM
See the Spaceweather page

http://www.spaceweather.com/   
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 17, 2013, 04:19:31 PM
Yowbarb Note: 
M3 Flare Aug 17 2013  - see movie, Spaceweather site. [  http://www.spaceweather.com/  ]

Click Link for movie of M3 Flare:
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/17aug13/m3_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=vrk9e6gilm795e601s79gb5kn1
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 19, 2013, 07:27:04 AM
Spaceweather http://www.spaceweather.com/


UPDATE: CME OFF-TARGET:   According to NOAA analysts, a CME hurled into space by an M3-class solar flare on August 17th will probably miss Earth. However, Earth will pass through the wake of the CME after the cloud itself passes by. This could trigger polar geomagnetic storms despite the CME being off-target. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras on August 20-21.  Aurora alerts: text, voice.

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) photographed the CME billowing away from the sun's southwestern limb on August 17th:

CLICK LINK for movie:
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/18aug13/c3_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=m441g2b3rcglju5pdok6tpvjt7

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 19, 2013, 08:37:47 AM
Not too much happening with the sun today...As most of you know there was an M3 solar flare the other say but it did not hit the Earth. We need to be ready to protect our hard drives, etc. anyway. Nathan Larson's Boards have some info on all that. ( 1969quartz0 )
It's just a matter of time before we get hammered with a big X Flare.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 20, 2013, 09:22:07 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Click to view a movie from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO):

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/20aug13/cme_comet_anim2.gif?PHPSESSID=ali69kmp2ch1ndfote5k134bk6

OFF-TARGET CME COULD SPARK STORMS:  According to NOAA analysts, a CME hurled into space by an M3-class solar flare on August 17th will probably miss Earth. However, Earth will likely pass through the wake of the CME after the cloud itself passes by. This could trigger polar geomagnetic storms despite the CME being off-target. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras on August 20-21. 

In the final frames of the movie, the comet can be seen furiously vaporizing. Indeed, those were the comet's final frames. It did not emerge again from its flyby of the hot sun. "With a diameter of perhaps a few tens of meters, this comet was clearly far too small to survive the intense bombardment of solar radiation," comments Karl Battams of the Naval Research Lab, who studies sungrazing comets.

The CME (coronal mass ejection) came from an explosion on the farside of the sun. Although the CME and the comet appear to intersect, there was probably no interaction between the two. The comet is in the foreground and the farside CME is behind it.

Occasionally, readers ask if sundiving comets can trigger solar explosions. There's no known mechanism for comets to spark solar flares. Comets are thought to be too small and fragile to destabilize the sun's magnetic fields. Plus, this comet was still millions of kilometers from the sun when the explosion got underway.

The comet, R.I.P., was a member of the Kreutz family. Kreutz sungrazers are fragments from the breakup of a single giant comet many centuries ago. They get their name from 19th century German astronomer Heinrich Kreutz, who studied them in detail. Several Kreutz fragments pass by the sun and disintegrate every day. Most, measuring less than a few meters across, are too small to see, but occasionally a bigger fragment like this one attracts attention

 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 22, 2013, 09:58:10 AM
Well, spaceweather didn't fully update their page, which is odd...The Daily Sun section has yesterday's date on it... but you can see a lot of the basic info...
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   1325 UT Aug22
 24-hr:  C4   0506 UT  Aug22
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1600 UT

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 23, 2013, 09:05:51 AM
Click this link to view the sundiving comet:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/23aug13/anothersundiver_anim.gif?upload_id=85856&PHPSESSID=33ijb7mnoaub6l95r8nfp6o381

http://www.spaceweather.com/

ANOTHER SUNDIVING COMET: 
Here we go again. Another comet is diving into the sun, the second one this week. Coronagraphs onboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) are monitoring the death plunge:

The icy comet, which probably measures a few 10s of meters wide, is vaporizing furiously and is not expected to survive much longer.

Like the comet that came before it, this one is a member of the Kreutz family. Kreutz sungrazers are fragments from the breakup of a single giant comet many centuries ago. They get their name from 19th century German astronomer Heinrich Kreutz, who studied them in detail.

Because of their common parentage, sungrazers often come in clusters. After today's sungrazer evaporates, it wouldn't be surprising to find yet another in the offing. Stay tuned.

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 25, 2013, 01:15:31 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

MINOR STORM FORECAST:  NOAA forecasters estimate a 75% chance of polar geomagnetic storms
on Aug. 25th in response to an expected CME impact
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 25, 2013, 02:46:40 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

Quiet for now...
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 26, 2013, 06:44:32 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

CME MISSES EARTH, AURORAS APPEAR ANYWAY: 

The double-CME expected to hit Earth's magnetic field over the weekend either is late or missed entirely. In Alaska, the Northern Lights appeared anyway:
"Aurora season has officially started, and I am pleased to see her beauty again," says photographer Ryan Delos Reyes. "I took this shot from our neighborhood in Anchorage, Alaska, on August 25th."
Even without a CME impact, minor fluctuations in the solar wind were enough to ignite auroras around many parts of the Arctic Circle. Thanks to the waning of the summer midnight sun, the lights were visible for the first time in months. Browse the gallery for more signs that aurora season is underway

http://spaceweather.com/gallery/index.php?title=aurora&title2=lights
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QUIET SUN:  Solar activity is low. All of the sunspots on the Earthside of the sun are either stable or decaying. NOAA forecasters estimate no more than a 1% chance of M-class solar flares during the next 24 hours. 

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 28, 2013, 11:12:07 PM
After a very quiet few days, there is a slight uptick in solar activity. C1 ...
- Yowbarb
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 29, 2013, 04:11:00 PM
Update on Spaceweather :  http://www.spaceweather.com/ 


QUIET SUNSPOTS, ACTIVE FILAMENT: 
None of the sunspots on the Earthside of the sun is actively flaring. Technically, this means solar activity is "low." Nevertheless, a large magnetic filament in the sun's southern hemisphere erupted during the early hours of August 29th: movie. The CME it hurled into space might have an Earth-directed component. Stay tuned for updates. 
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Post by: Yowbarb on August 29, 2013, 10:30:27 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 31, 2013, 08:40:41 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

INCOMING CME:  A coronal mass ejection (CME, movie) is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field on Sept. 1st, sparking minor to moderate geomagnetic storms around the poles. The CME was propelled toward Earth by a C8-class flare from sunspot AR1836 on August 30th.

Sunspot AR1836 poses a threat for M-class solar flares
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 02, 2013, 07:40:17 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET SUN, SLIGHT CHANCE OF FLARES:  The Earthside of the sun is quiet and stable today. NOAA forecasters estimate a slim 5% chance of M-class solar flares. The most likely source of an eruption would be sunspot AR1836, which is directly facing Earth

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 03, 2013, 06:39:16 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 03, 2013, 11:00:08 PM
There's a slight increase in sun activity...
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 04, 2013, 07:12:55 AM
C3 is still the highest it's been for awhile ...
Yowbarb
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 05, 2013, 09:12:46 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B7   1108 UT Sep05
 24-hr:  B7   1108 UT  Sep05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1400 UT

Daily Sun: 05 Sep 13

The Earthside of the sun is quiet. Solar activity is low. Credit: SDO/HMI
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 07, 2013, 10:25:40 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun: 07 Sep 13

"The Earthside of the sun is quiet. Solar activity is low."
Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 09, 2013, 05:29:49 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

VERY QUIET SUN:  The face of the sun is nearly blank. There are only two tiny sunspots and neither one is flaring. NOAA forecasters estimate no more than a 1% chance of M- or X-class flares during the next 24 hours.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 09, 2013, 10:44:01 AM
Solar activity is still really low. B2 is the max,
Yowbarb
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 10, 2013, 05:45:23 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

VERY QUIET SUN:  The face of the sun is nearly blank. There is only one tiny sunspot and it is not flaring. NOAA forecasters estimate no more than a 1% chance of M- or X-class flares during the next 24 hours
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 12, 2013, 07:48:31 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

24-hr:  B2   1107 UT  Sep12

Daily Sun: 12 Sep 13

"The Earthside of the sun is very quiet. Solar activity remains low."
Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 16, 2013, 11:04:48 AM
24 hour max is only a B1.  Sun remains really quiet.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html     B1
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 17, 2013, 02:29:13 PM
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on September 17, 2013, 06:23:29 PM
I read somewhere that this is the quietest solar maximum in a very long time.  Wonder why, and what does it mean.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 18, 2013, 09:10:46 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 18, 2013, 09:15:54 AM
I read somewhere that this is the quietest solar maximum in a very long time.  Wonder why, and what does it mean.

We may be in for a big problem from the sun...
See Marshall's topic on this. In case you didn't:

Marshall Masters

Board:   Prevailing Winds

Topic:    Solar Max Prediction   
Started by admin

Link:      http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=4880.0

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 19, 2013, 06:00:13 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

AWAKENING SUN: 
After a week of deep quiet, the drowsy sun is waking up. Five new sunspots were numbered on Sept. 17th as the sun hurled a series of CMEs (movie) into space, none Earth directed. One of the new sunspots, AR1486, is crackling with C-class solar flares. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded this C3-flare during the early hours of Sept.18th:
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 20, 2013, 08:37:18 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

MINOR CME, PROBABLY NOT GEOEFFECTIVE: 
A magnetic filament erupted from the southeast quadrant of the sun on Sept. 19th. The eruption hurled a faint CME into space. It should have minimal impact on Earth, however, because of its slow speed and low density.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 20, 2013, 11:13:52 PM
This is from Sept 20th, Spaceweather  http://www.spaceweather.com/

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 23, 2013, 06:35:01 AM
Daily Sun still low

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 24, 2013, 07:24:54 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 25, 2013, 07:59:24 AM
Yowbarb Note: Click the Spaceweather link, go to the magnetic filament image and click it to see the movie.
See updates on the Spaceweather site.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET SUNSPOTS: 
Near the center of the solar disk, growing sunspot AR1850 directly faces Earth. However, like all the other spots on the sun today, AR1850 is quiet and not flaring. The chance of a geoeffective flare today is low.  Solar flare alerts: text, voice.

MAGNETIC ERUPTION: 
A filament of magnetism curling over the sun's northeastern limb erupted on Sept. 24th around 20:30 UT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory caught the structure hurling part of itself into space

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 26, 2013, 02:22:53 PM
Highest flare in 24 hours: B7.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

CONTINUED QUIET: 
With no sunspots actively flaring, solar activity remains low. NOAA forecasters estimate no more than a 1% chance of M- or X-class flares during the next 24 hours.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 27, 2013, 04:14:41 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 28, 2013, 04:17:43 AM
Yowbarb Note: Be sure to check the Spaceweather site for updates.
This is officially now the weakest solar max in 100 years.The highest solar flare in the last 24 hours is only B4.
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http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 30, 2013, 06:18:50 AM
More details soon. Movie link below, - Yowbarb

Spaceweather  http://www.spaceweather.com/

MAGNIFICENT ERUPTION:  Breaking the quiet in spectacular fashion, a magnetic filament erupted from the sun's northern hemisphere during the late hours of Sept. 29th: movie. The explosion hurled a magnificent CME into space, and it might have an Earth-directed component. Stay tuned for updates as more data from this event are analyzed.

MOVIE LINK:  http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/30sep13/ipad/magnificent.m4v?PHPSESSID=j74qo81thuic4g1e3gaquol4n4

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 30, 2013, 07:58:14 AM
Spaceweather site  http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ 

S2 Solar Radiation Storm
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 30, 2013, 11:20:20 AM
The Solar Radiation Storm is back down to S1
- Yowbarb
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 01, 2013, 07:40:20 AM
(Due to government shutdown at midnight last night, from a lack of a Budget)
NASA is shut down except for functions for the astronauts up on the space station.

Apparently NOAA is functional...I don't know for sure if they will shut down too.
I am not sure if we will have the Telescope images of the sun relayed ...

Here is the info from Spaceweather, based upon NOAA info. Still running...
- Yowbarb

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 01, 2013, 07:59:03 AM
So far, this page is up... NASA is shut down...

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 01, 2013, 11:30:45 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/   G2 storm
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 02, 2013, 10:32:24 AM
Page still open...

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/eit_171/512/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 02, 2013, 01:57:23 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CME IMPACT, GEOMAGNETIC STORM:  As expected, a CME hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of October 2nd, sparking a G2-class geomagnetic storm. In North America, auroras spilled across the Canadian border into more than a dozen northern-tier US states. Jason Brownlee sends this picture from Bend, Oregon:

"It's not too often we get to see Northern Lights in Oregon," says Brownlee. "It made a special appearance last night in the Cascade Mountains. "

The storm has subsided now, but it could flare up again. NOAA forecasters estimate a 65% chance of more polar geomagnetic storms as Earth passes through the wake of the CME on Oct. 2-3.
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Post by: Yowbarb on October 02, 2013, 04:33:46 PM
Update, Spaceweather. A couple of movies of the Sept 30th CME.
 - Yowbarb.
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"THE INSTIGATING CME:  The CME that hit Earth's magnetic field today left the sun on Sept. 30th, propelled by an erupting magnetic filament. SOHO photographed the CME at the start of its journey, racing away from the sun at 2 million mph (900 km/s):

The CME was impressive, but the underlying explosion was even more so. One movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the self-destructing filament in the context of the whole sun.

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/30sep13/cme_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=4qfg5jcf3gsqhd1ja2t0qu23u4

"..another movie zooms in for a closeup. It catches the filament ripping through the sun's atmosphere and leaving behind a beautiful  ' canyon of fire.'

NOAA forecasters working through the government shutdown estimated an almost-even 45% chance of polar geomagnetic storms when the CME arrived. The CME justified those relatively high odds, sparking a G1-class geomagnetic storm around the poles." 

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/30sep13/liftoff.mov?PHPSESSID=4qfg5jcf3gsqhd1ja2t0qu23u4
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 05, 2013, 12:06:27 PM
Spaceweather update:

http://spaceweather.com/

MOVIE LINK:
http://spaceweather.com/images2013/05oct13/farside_cme2_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=sn3e4j48bho6tklgf0akek06t3
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on October 05, 2013, 12:41:29 PM
So far we have been lucky that all these solar flares are away from Earth.  Lets hope our luck holds.  But eventually we will have the "Kill Shot" as Ed Dames has predicted, and I am definitely not looking forward to that.  Another big reason to prep!
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 07, 2013, 10:10:52 PM
So far we have been lucky that all these solar flares are away from Earth.  Lets hope our luck holds.  But eventually we will have the "Kill Shot" as Ed Dames has predicted, and I am definitely not looking forward to that.  Another big reason to prep!

The sun has become more active . I just checked Spaceweather again and we had a C6 flare which hasn't happened in quite awhile. This was posted on the page, also:

CME IMPACT EXPECTED:  A minor CME, propelled towarded Earth by a magnetic filament erupting on the sun, could strike our planet's magnetic field during the late hours of Oct. 9th. NOAA forecasters working through the US government shutdown estimate a 30% to 40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms. 
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 08, 2013, 06:33:16 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 08, 2013, 07:23:54 AM
Spaceweather Update
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

GIANT PROMINENCE, GONE: 
At the end of the day on Oct. 7th, reports of a giant prominence emerging over the sun's northeastern limb began to come in from around the world. "It was huge and easily visible in my Lunt 80mm solar scope," says Paul Haese, who sends this picture from Glenalta, South Australia.
By the morning of Oct. 8th, the prominence was gone. The structure's magnetic underpinnings became unstable and erupted, flinging part of itself into space. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the blast: movie.
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/08oct13/prom_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=ps509cmgvv85115edu9vmlrvj6

A coronal mass ejection is now emerging from the blast site, but Earth is not in the line of fire.
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Photo by Paul Haese, Glenalta, South Australia 07 Oct 2013

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 09, 2013, 07:35:14 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 09, 2013, 08:02:59 AM
There was a G1 geomagnetic storm and an R1 Radio blackout today. These have passed but don't be surprised if we have more in the coming week.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 09, 2013, 02:14:39 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 10, 2013, 09:38:57 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 11, 2013, 01:23:07 AM
Sun activity is picking up. In the middle of the night, a C9 Flare.
Today another M flare.
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on October 11, 2013, 07:43:31 AM
This has most likely been posted before but for those who have not seen it, here is an article which tells one how to understand the different classifications of flares.


http://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/help/the-classification-of-solar-flares
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 11, 2013, 12:58:38 PM
This has most likely been posted before but for those who have not seen it, here is an article which tells one how to understand the different classifications of flares.


http://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/help/the-classification-of-solar-flares

Endtimesgal, thanks for posting that article.
I'm going to read it,
Meanwhile we had the second M flare in a time period of about 2 1/2 days.
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 12, 2013, 10:25:39 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES: 
Sunspot AR1861 is pointing directly at Earth and crackling with C-class solar flares. Bigger eruptions could be in the offing. The sunspot has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that could erupt at any time. NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of M-class flares and a 15% chance of X-flares on Oct. 12th. 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 12, 2013, 03:00:48 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES: 
A pair of sunspots pointing almost-directly at Earth poses a threat for strong solar flares. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the two active regions, AR1861 and AR1865, on Oct. 12th.
Both sunspots have 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic fields that harbor energy for X-class solar flares. So far, sunspot AR1865 is mostly quiet, but AR1861 is crackling with lesser C-class flares, possibly foreshadowing a bigger eruption. NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of M-class flares and a 15% chance of X-flares on Oct. 12th. 


Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 12, 2013, 09:09:43 PM
Very recent M-Class solar flare
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 13, 2013, 12:43:27 AM
There were three M-Class solar flares, October 09, 11 and 13, UTC.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 13, 2013, 04:02:47 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 14, 2013, 07:28:30 AM
High C-Flare just now..
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 14, 2013, 07:32:42 AM
Spaceweather page updated. That was a C-8 solar flare just now. Almost up to the M-flare line.
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 15, 2013, 05:56:10 AM
There was recently another M-class flare, M1. This is the fourth M-Flare since October 09
M Flare on the 9th, 11th, 13th and now the 15th. In between there was a C-5 and a C-8!
- Yowbarb
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Spaceweather site:  http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 15, 2013, 06:00:38 AM
Yowbarb Note:  The fourth M-Flare since October 9th happened a short while ago.

Sunspot AR1865 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
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http://spaceweather.com/   
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 16, 2013, 06:57:15 AM
As I had previously posted we had an M flare (M+ part of the time) on the following dates:
October 09, 11, 13, 15 and 16. In the past 24 hours the highest flare was a C3.
- Yowbarb
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http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 18, 2013, 01:33:39 AM
Yowbarb Note:
Wasn't able to get on computer yesterday.

I see there was another M-flare yesterday.
So there was an M or M+ flare on these days:
Oct 09, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 17 

So, that is 6 M or M+ flares in 8 days
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"Departing sunspot AR1861 poses a threat for M-class solar flares."

http://www.spaceweather.com/   

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 18, 2013, 06:41:36 PM
C8 is the 24 hour maximum solar flare at this point.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1940 UT Oct18
 24-hr:  C8   1526 UT  Oct18
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 19, 2013, 05:13:44 AM
The sun is quieter at the moment.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 20, 2013, 08:19:07 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 20, 2013, 11:03:17 PM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 22, 2013, 06:41:27 AM
Yowbarb Note: There was ANOTHER M1 FLARE!
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES:  Fast-growing sunspot AR1875 has developed a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy strong explosions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% chance of M-class solar flares and a 5% chance of X-flares on Oct. 22nd. 



Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 22, 2013, 04:06:33 PM
Update:  Recent M-4. That makes three M class solar flares today 22 Oct 2013

http://www.spaceweather.com/
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 23, 2013, 04:41:01 AM
Yowbarb Note: Info from Spaceweather site on yesterday's M-4 solar flare:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR TSUNAMI AND RADIO BURST:  Sunspot AR1875 erupted on Oct. 23rd (), producing an impulsive M4-class solar flare and a loud burst of shortwave radio static. Amateur radio astronomer Thomas Ashcraft of New Mexico was listening at the time of the eruption.
[ http://www.heliotown.com/ ]
"I knew this flare was a strong one by the force of the radio shock front," he says. "It nearly lifted me out of my chair!" Click on the image to hear what emerged from the loudspeaker of his radio telescope:  http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/23oct13/SR_Oct222013_2118ut28.21MHzM4_Ashcraft.mp3?PHPSESSID=t2q9vvs9lvpi0f4m41qb3ru4p5


Advice: Listen to the sound file [ http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/23oct13/SR_Oct222013_2118ut28.21MHzM4_Ashcraft.mp3?PHPSESSID=t2q9vvs9lvpi0f4m41qb3ru4p5 ]
using stereo headphones. The two channels correspond to two radio frequencies--21 and 28 MHz.

At the time of the flare, Ashcraft was also monitoring the sun using an "H-alpha" solar telescope tuned to the red glow of solar hydrogen. The telescope recorded a tsunami of plasma emerging from the blast site. "It's the shadowy wave that races away to the right of the sunspot," Ashcraft points out.

The tsunami was the source of the radio emission. Shock waves at the leading edge of the tsunami cause plasma instabilities in the sun's atmosphere. Those instabilities, in turn, generate shortwave radio emissions. Ashcraft is a regular listener of the sun and he classifies the Oct. 22nd outburst as "one of the strongest radio blasts of the solar cycle so far. Hopefully it bodes well for future activity."
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 23, 2013, 06:02:18 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES: 
Fast-growing sunspot AR1875 has developed a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy strong explosions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% chance of M-class solar flares and a 5% chance of X-flares on Oct. 23rd

Solar flare alerts:
text.................http://spaceweathertext.com/

voice...............http://spaceweatherphone.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 23, 2013, 07:08:14 AM
Update: "Old Sol" is waking up a bit again, now.
M4 Flare on 22 Oct. and a C6 so far today, 23 Oct 2013
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  C6   1117 UT Oct23
24-hr:  C6   1117 UT  Oct23

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 23, 2013, 09:30:36 PM
M-9 Flare!

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 24, 2013, 06:13:03 AM
M-9 solar flare last night.
That made approximately the 10th M-solar flare since they started happening again on October 09.
Various strengths, mainly M1 flares. That M-9 is the strongest in a long while.
No Geomagnetic Storm in the past 24 hours, none now but there still an R2 Radio Blackout.
M-9 solar flare last night - and just realized a very recent M flare today - about an M2. So that is (about) number eleven in a 15-day time period.
The GOES X-R Flux chart is up to the minute, as of 09:05 AM EDT today.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 24, 2013, 08:11:11 PM
Yowbarb Note: ANOTHER M Flare JUST happened.
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 25, 2013, 05:36:52 AM
X1 Flare

http://spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  X1   0801 UT Oct25
 24-hr:  M9   0030 UT  Oct24
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 25, 2013, 05:44:32 AM
Yowbarb Note:  Very recent X1 Flare.
Part of the data is here on Spaceweather although the Daily Sun says 24 October and it is the 25th.
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http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 25, 2013, 07:55:20 AM
Yowbarb Note:
The Spaceweather site finally updated the date on Daily Sun.
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 25, 2013, 09:10:25 AM
X1, X2 Flares today might be part of a "Global eruption" of our sun.
See the Spaceweather site. 

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 25, 2013, 10:07:38 AM
Spaceweather updated their graphics
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 26, 2013, 07:48:37 AM
Old "Sol"  definitely quieter today but still a number of M-Flares so far. No X's.
The Spaceweather  site not fully updated yet this morning, but the NOAA chart shows no X's in the past 6 hours.
- Yowbarb
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http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 26, 2013, 09:43:19 AM
Spaceweather updated the site:
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http://spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 26, 2013, 01:50:56 PM
Update is for approx. 4 PM EDT
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http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M3   1927 UT Oct26
 24-hr:  M3   1927 UT  Oct26 Oct24
explanation | more data   http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

Updated: Today at: 2000 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 26, 2013, 11:20:01 PM
The big solar outburst is over. If there is a geomagnetic storm on the way that will be minor.
That's the situation for now,
Yowbarb
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http://spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  C4   0330 UT Oct 27
24-hr:        C4   0330 UT  Oct 27
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 27, 2013, 07:17:51 AM
So, our Sun is not so settled down. Just NOW - an M-3 flare,
Yowbarb
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 27, 2013, 09:14:58 PM
X Flare just now. About 12:10 AM 28 Oct 2013. Not updated on Spaceweather page yet.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 27, 2013, 10:08:46 PM
Spacaeweather updated site about X Flare. M flare since then, all very recent.
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

ANOTHER X-FLARE:  Earth-orbiting satellites detected an X1-class solar flare from sunspot AR1875 on Oct. 28th at 0203 UT. This is the 3rd X-flare since Oct. 25th, which means solar activity is still high. Stay tuned for more information about the latest eruption. 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 27, 2013, 10:44:58 PM
Spaceweather Updated about one hour, 40 minutes ago.
About 12 AM  EDT 28 October.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 28, 2013, 03:37:28 AM
Update: X1 flare was about 12:10 AM EDT/ the update, 6 hour maximum is now M1.
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http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   0501 UT Oct28
 24-hr:  X1   0203 UT  Oct28
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1100 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 28, 2013, 06:53:42 AM
Yowbarb Note:
This is a detail about a recent solar event - from today's Suspicious0bservers video
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http://youtu.be/9t7mDDa8bRk
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 28, 2013, 10:44:55 AM
Yowbarb Note: I just saw this... Haven't verified..no link yet.

"The Scorpio New Moon on November 3 is a total Solar Eclipse."
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 28, 2013, 02:57:56 PM
Update: M4

http://spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  M4   1515 UT Oct28
 24-hr:  X1   0203 UT  Oct28
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2100 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 29, 2013, 08:24:15 AM
Yowbarb Note: Update 6 hour maximum is a C6 flare.
Some sunspots likely to flare up; chance of M and X flares today
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http://spaceweather.com/     29 Oct 13
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 29, 2013, 01:18:48 PM
The graph is roller coastering along, still. Almost up to the M line.
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C9   1831 UT Oct29
 24-hr:  C9   1831 UT  Oct29
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT

Spaceweather:  http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 29, 2013, 09:18:22 PM
Very recent X2 solar Flare.
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http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  X2    2154 UT Oct29
 24-hr:  X2   2154 UT  Oct29
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 30, 2013, 08:56:13 AM
Yowbarb Note: At the moment, the Sun's activity is dwindling but it's been such a dramatic roller coaster ride since October 09, we cannot be sure what will happen next.
Be sure to check the Spaceweather site and they have alert systems, too.
Read up on how to protect your gear. 1969quartz0 Topics.
Spaceweather updated their site.
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http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 30, 2013, 09:08:07 AM
Note:
Excerpt from the Spaceweather site.
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Sunspot AR1875 has left the Earthside of the sun, but other active sunspots remain. NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-class flares and a 25% chance of X-flares on Oct. 30th

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 30, 2013, 06:22:50 PM
The Sun is at the lower end of its roller coaster...
Hang on...
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http://spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  B8   1955 UT Oct30
24-hr:       X2   2154 UT  Oct29

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 31, 2013, 06:42:51 AM
Not much happening right now.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun: 31 Oct 13
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 31, 2013, 08:10:06 AM
Solar roller coaster still happening...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: M1 1351 UT Oct31
24-hr: M1 1351 UT Oct31
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1400 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 31, 2013, 04:20:09 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES: Sunspot AR1884 has a complex magnetic field that harbors energy for strong eruptions, and it is almost directly facing Earth. NOAA forecasters estimate a 50% chance of M-class solar flares and a 10% chance of X-flares on Oct. 31st
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 31, 2013, 11:15:18 PM
Nov 01:

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C6    0009 UT Nov01
 24-hr:  C6   0009 UT  Nov01
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0500 UT

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 01, 2013, 02:05:00 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max:  M6    1953 UT Nov01
 24-hr:  M6   1953 UT  Nov01
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 02, 2013, 04:24:55 AM
More info from Spaceweather about the M6 Flare from about 3 PM EDT yesterday.
Yowbarb
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M6-CLASS FLARE:
Sunspot AR1884 is directly facing Earth, and it has a mixed-polarity magnetic field that harbors energy for strong eruptions. On Nov. 1st at 1953 UT the active region unleashed a brief but intense M6-class solar flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash:

Although the flare was aimed directly at Earth, its effect on our planet was minimal--mainly because the duration was so short (less than 1 minute). A brief blackout of HF radio signals might have occured on the daylit side of Earth, while low-frequency navigation signals could have been disrupted for ~tens of minutes. Any such disruptions have since subsided.

Sunspot AR1884 poses a threat for longer and stronger flares this weekend. NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of M-class flares and a 5% chance of X-class flares on Nov. 2nd and 3rd.
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 02, 2013, 07:10:59 PM
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   2221 UT Nov02
 24-hr:  M1   2221 UT  Nov02
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2013, 05:06:21 AM
Update: Very recent M flare
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2013, 05:28:16 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/02/us/solar-eclipse-sunday/

Brief solar eclipse comes to U.S. East Coast at sunrise Sunday
 

By David Simpson, CNN

updated 6:07 AM EST, Sun November 3, 2013
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 04, 2013, 07:34:08 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES:  
Big sunspot AR1890 rotating over the sun's southeastern limb has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong eruptions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance of M-class solar flares and a 10% chance of X-flares on Nov. 4th
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 05, 2013, 01:47:17 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  M2   0818 UT Nov05
24-hr:       M2   0818 UT  Nov05
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 05, 2013, 06:29:19 AM
Update from Spaceweather:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES:
Big sunspot AR1890 has an increasingly unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong explosions. So far the sunspot is quiet, but this could be the calm before the storm. NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance of M-class solar flares and a 10% chance of X-flares on Nov. 5th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 05, 2013, 07:07:16 AM
Update. Click link to see movie of big Sunspot AR1890 turning toward earth today.

Movie>>>>
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/05nov13/ar1890_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=4ulg3klrbvbe426dia0pm9fs67

http://www.spaceweather.com/   
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 05, 2013, 11:09:43 AM
Almost an M flare a short while ago...
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 05, 2013, 05:39:48 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Solar wind
 speed: 345.0  km/sec
 density: 2.4  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0127 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max:  X3    2212 UT Nov05
 24-hr:  X3   2212 UT  Nov05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 06, 2013, 06:15:10 AM
M3

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M3   1346 UT Nov06
 24-hr:  X3   2212 UT  Nov05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1400 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 06, 2013, 06:20:43 AM
Yowbarb Note:
Be sure to see the actual Spaceweather page and the NOAA charts.
Updates, photos, graphs...Things are changing all the time.
Some interesting occurrences lately, See the page.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR FLARE CAUSES RARE 'MAGNETIC CROCHET':
On Nov. 5th at 22:12 UT, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR1890 erupted, producing a brief but intense X3-class solar flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash

Magnetic crochet on page of solar effects  http://www.ips.gov.au/Educational/3/1/1
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 06, 2013, 08:37:33 PM
Update from approximately 6 PM EST
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   2359 UT Nov06
 24-hr:  M3   1346 UT  Nov06
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 07, 2013, 09:32:22 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 07, 2013, 09:09:59 PM
Almost an X Flare just now.

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 08, 2013, 06:20:19 AM
24 hour max was an X1 solar flare
the 6-hr max is M2, very recent
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 08, 2013, 10:33:55 AM
This update on the Spaceweather page is from a half-hour ago.
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 10, 2013, 01:03:46 AM
http://spaceweather.com/


Solar wind
 speed: 575.1  km/sec
 density: 1.7  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0847 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  X1   0514 UT Nov10
 24-hr:  X1   0514 UT  Nov10
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 10, 2013, 09:33:15 AM
 Spaceweather Updated their site about 3 AM EST.
...
 
Solar wind
 speed: 575.1  km/sec
 density: 1.7  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0847 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  X1   0514 UT Nov10
 24-hr:  X1   0514 UT  Nov10
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 10, 2013, 08:11:51 PM
Yowbarb Note:
Our Sun has quieted down for now. The six-hour maximum solar flare is only a C1.
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X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   2127 UT Nov10
 24-hr:  X1   0514 UT  Nov10
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT


http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 11, 2013, 07:04:26 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M2   1118 UT Nov11
 24-hr:  M2   1118 UT  Nov11
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1400 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 12, 2013, 12:27:51 PM
The 6-hour maximum solar flare is C4. Still a chance for X Flares today.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/


ALSO: In todays Suspicious Observers video, there is a discussion of solar events, expected incoming CME's from the first earth-facing X Flare in this solar cycle. LINK:
 http://www.youtube.com/watchv=f_2sJUpoA0E&feature=share&list=UUTiL1q9YbrVam5nP2xzFTWQ
 
4MIN News November 12, 2013: ISON, GridEx ll, Spaceweather
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 13, 2013, 04:52:46 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 13, 2013, 06:19:38 PM
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C5   2042 UT Nov13
 24-hr:  M1   1520 UT  Nov13
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 15, 2013, 06:45:41 AM
Yowbarb Note: The solar activity seems to have calmed down for now...
X Flares not likely today...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C3   2322 UT Nov14
 24-hr:  C4   0800 UT  Nov14
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 16, 2013, 07:40:22 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Updated: Today at 0725 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1    0453 UT Nov16
 24-hr:  M1   0453 UT  Nov16
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0700 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 16, 2013, 04:18:57 PM
Updates from Spaceweather:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C5   2331 UT Nov16
 24-hr:  M1   0749 UT  Nov16
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT

Sunspot AR1897 has evolved into a sprawling archipelago of magnetic islands with more than a dozen dark cores scattered across 350,000 km of solar "terrain."
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 20, 2013, 07:06:15 AM
Yowbarb Note: My computer was on the fritz yesterday and so was my daughter's....
I wasn't able to check anything. Oh I see it is on the Spaceweather page, further down...
Looks like we had an X Class solar flare yesterday, November 19th.
Daily Sun for today and also the NOAA chart are below.
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 20, 2013, 12:48:31 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C6   1722 UT Nov20
 24-hr:  C6   1722 UT  Nov20
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 21, 2013, 07:34:27 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   1113 UT Nov21
 24-hr:  M1   1113 UT  Nov21
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 21, 2013, 08:50:14 AM
Here's another Update from Spaceweather about solar activity.
Below that a link to today's video by Suspicious0bserver which has a discussion about solar obs equipment...
Yowbarb
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http://spaceweather.com/

EARTH DODGES SOLAR FLARES:
Solar activity is moderately high this week, but the eruptions (including an X-flare on Nov. 19th) have had little effect on our planet. The flare sites are concentrated near the sun's SW limb where a cluster of active sunspots is rotating off the Earthside of the sun. NOAA forecasters estimate a waning 20% chance of M-class flares and a 1% chance of X-flares as the active regions depart.
...
Suspicious0bservers:

5MIN News November 21, 2013: New Island, ISON, GC jets, Mars, Spaceweather 5:30   365 views

LINK:  http://youtu.be/wE7EnSN2_cI
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 22, 2013, 08:54:15 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES: A cluster of active sunspots has just rotated off the Earthside of the sun. The remaining sunspots facing Earth are quiet, prompting NOAA forecasters to downgrade the chance of geoeffective flares. The odds of an X-class eruption today are no more than 1%.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 22, 2013, 09:25:14 AM
Things have quieted down.
This NOAA chart was updated about 20 minutes ago. 24-hour maximum solar flares were only C3.
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X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C3   1445 UT Nov22
 24-hr:  C3   1445 UT  Nov22
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1700 UT

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 26, 2013, 03:23:54 AM
Yowbarb Note -
Spaceweather site has updates on Comet ISON and Comet Encke
I will post most of those updates here:

http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=5295.45#lastPost

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http://www.spaceweather.com/   Daily Sun and NOAA chart

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 27, 2013, 06:36:06 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

SLIGHT CHANCE OF FLARES: The Earthside of the sun is quiet. NOAA forecasters estimate a slim 1% chance of either M- or X-class solar flares on Nov. 27th. However, there is at least one active region on the farside of the sun which could target Comet ISON when it swings around the farside after Nov. 28th. 

http://spaceweather.com/images2013/27nov13/hmi4096_blank.jpg?PHPSESSID=j7mo73k1ktmn81vausuk27de86
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 29, 2013, 02:54:41 PM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 30, 2013, 04:39:34 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

DODGING CMEs:
 A bright CME (coronal mass ejection) blasted away from the farside of the sun during the early hours of Nov. 30th. Although the cloud appears to overrun the comet in movies from SOHO (watch), in fact it probably missed or delivered no more than a glancing blow. That's too bad, because a CME impact could reveal the true nature of Comet ISON's mysterious undead core. [ http://www.isoncampaign.org/karl/a-trail-of-questions ]
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 01, 2013, 03:40:11 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 01, 2013, 07:03:09 AM
Update from Spaceweather,
Yowbarb
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http://spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF STORMS: 
NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Dec. 2nd when a CME might deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 02, 2013, 07:15:53 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 03, 2013, 02:38:27 AM
Yowbarb Note: Early morning Update from Spaceweather.
Be sure to check their page for updates throughout the day.
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http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 04, 2013, 05:01:07 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

STILL QUIET:  The sun's southern hemisphere is peppered with sunspots, but none of them is actively flaring. Solar activity remains low. NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of M-class solar flares and a scant 1% chance of X-flares on Dec. 4th. 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 04, 2013, 08:14:50 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 04, 2013, 12:40:15 PM
Yowbarb Note -
Slight uptick in solar activity:
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http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 05, 2013, 09:32:03 AM
Yowbarb Note: There was a C5 solar flare. Be sure to check the Spaceweather site for more updates.
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http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 06, 2013, 07:00:02 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

QUIET: 
The sun's southern hemisphere is peppered with sunspots, but none of them is strongly flaring. Solar activity remains low. NOAA forecasters estimate a 15% chance of M-class solar flares and a scant 1% chance of X-flares on Dec. 6th

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   0943 UT Dec06
 24-hr:  C2   0648 UT  Dec06
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1400 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 07, 2013, 05:26:01 AM
Yowbarb Note:
In this morning's video, Suspicious0bservers discusses the sun. Solar pole flip.
...

5MIN News December 7, 2013: Sun Pole Flip, Weather, ISON, Spaceweather 5:05 

Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuCVsyPqAF4&feature=share&list=UUTiL1q9YbrVam5nP2xzFTWQ



Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 07, 2013, 05:58:43 AM
There was a recent M Flare.
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 10, 2013, 03:37:51 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 10, 2013, 11:56:05 PM
Yowbarb Note:
This Update is from about 2 AM EST
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 12, 2013, 04:10:17 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 12, 2013, 02:30:04 PM
Yowbarb Note:
I just wanted to say what an odd - looking graph.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 13, 2013, 06:22:47 AM
Yowbarb Note
A discussion about current solar activity in Suspicious0bservers video of today:

4MIN News December 13, 2013: Moons & Liquid, Exosolar Flaring   4:19

Link: http://youtu.be/Fyw-3VydihQ

ExoStellar Flaring: http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2013-30
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 13, 2013, 06:56:52 AM
Yowbarb Note
The calm before the storm?
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 14, 2013, 01:59:48 AM
Solar activity is even lower now.
This chart was updated approximately 0400 hours, EST, an hour ago.

...X-ray Solar Flares
http://www.spaceweather.com/

 6-hr max:  B8   0344 UT Dec14
 24-hr:  B8   0344 UT  Dec14
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0900 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 14, 2013, 02:21:06 AM
BTW - By The Way,
to find these charts, on http://www.spaceweather.com/ the main Spaceweather page, go down to the bottom of the page,
Go to this and click it:
NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center  <<[  http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/  ]

THEN, go to the bottom of THAT page.
Under Space Weather Topics, click Alerts and Warnings. You are here: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/index.html  THEN,

you have to click Currently in Effect which brings you to http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html   
Space Weather Alerts and Warnings Timelines

That's a lot of scrolling and page turning but there it is. I usually hit Control/End to jump down to the bottom of any page I am on. If my computer is acting up it doesn't work, but usually it works.
That saves time!
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 14, 2013, 02:53:34 PM
There is still a G1 geomagnetic storm watch going on.
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

http://www.spaceweather.com/

"Sunspots AR1917 and AR1918 have 'beta-gamma' magnetic fields that harbor energy for M-class solar flares."
 Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 15, 2013, 09:19:45 AM
Yowbarb Note: I'm splicing this video in here. A brief discussion of further loss of earth's magnetic shield...
............................................
from Suspicious0bsrvers, about 2 hours ago

4MIN News December 15, 2013: Magnetic Shield, Mars Water, Spaceweather    4:18

LINK:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw0u9UAkSrI&feature=share&list=UUTiL1q9YbrVam5nP2xzFTWQ&index=1
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 15, 2013, 09:30:19 AM
Yowbarb Note: See the Spaceweather page for updates.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

Planetary K-index
 Now: Kp= 1   quiet
 24-hr max:  Kp= 4  unsettled
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 16, 2013, 06:52:28 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES:  A pair of Earth-facing sunspots, AR1917 and AR1918, have 'beta-gamma' magnetic fields that harbor energy for moderately strong solar flares. Any eruptions from the duo in the days ahead would likely be geoeffective. NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of M-class flares during the next 24 hours.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 17, 2013, 04:27:36 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   0525 UT Dec17
 24-hr:  C1   0422 UT  Dec17
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1100 UT

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 19, 2013, 05:56:20 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 19, 2013, 05:58:21 AM
Yowbarb Note:
The Alerts and Warnings Timeline page from NOAA is totally blank.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 20, 2013, 06:16:00 AM
That was the calm before the storm...
M3, M1 solar flares. Images from Spaceweather site, below.
Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 20, 2013, 06:27:02 AM
Yowbarb Note, PS:
That was an M3.5 solar flare, in the wee hours of the morning, EST today.
It was NOT earth-directed.
Link to film is at the bottom of the post.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

M-CLASS SOLAR FLARE:  For more than two weeks, solar activity has been low. Hours ago, a new sunspot broke the quiet with an M3.5-class solar flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash at 23:16 UT on Dec. 19th.

Radiation from the flare produced a brief wave of ionization in the upper atmosphere over the Pacific side of Earth. Otherwise, the blast was not particularly geoeffective. It did not produce an Earth-directed CME.

The instigating sunspot is still emerging over the sun's southeastern limb. Without a top-down view of the sunspot's magnetic field, it is difficult to assess the region's flare-producing potential. NOAA forecasters are estimating a 30% chance of more M-class flares on Dec. 20th.

Click this link to view the flash:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/20dec13/SSW_cutout_20131219T2301-20131219T2341_AIA_131-193-171_S16E89.mov?PHPSESSID=79f0p3kn7ffvr7tb722ktnc203


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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 20, 2013, 12:41:38 PM
Yowbarb Note
Our Sun's activity roller-coastered on down again. C8 solar flare.
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X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C8   1533 UT Dec20
 24-hr:  M3   2316 UT  Dec19
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 20, 2013, 07:36:23 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

ELECTRIC-BLUE CLOUDS OVER ANTARCTICA:  A vast bank of electric-blue clouds has appeared over the south pole, signaling the start of the season for southern noctilucent clouds. According to data from NASA's AIM spacecraft, the clouds appeared earlier than usual this year. Researchers say this could be a sign of climate change: full story.

ScienceCasts: Electric-Blue Clouds Appear Over Antarctica  3:28   5,444 Views
ScienceAtNASA   

Video Link:  http://youtu.be/GHpxD807kM4
Published on Dec 19, 2013 
Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for breaking science news.

A vast bank of electric-blue clouds has appeared over Antarctica, signaling the start of the season for southern hemisphere noctilucent clouds
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 23, 2013, 03:20:31 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 23, 2013, 03:27:54 AM
Update:
About 20 minutes ago there was another M Flare.
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X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   0906 UT Dec23
 24-hr:  M1   0906 UT  Dec23
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1100 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 23, 2013, 06:02:51 AM
Yowbarb Note, this was updated at 1300 UT, or 8 AM EST.
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X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1    0906 UT Dec23
 24-hr:  M1   0906 UT  Dec23
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT

http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES:  Big sunspot AR1928 is crackling with M-class solar flares. Magnetic fields spiraling away from the sunspot's location on the sun's western limb are well-connected to Earth, raising the possibility of a radiation storm around our planet if the flares intensify. NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-class flares and a 10% chance of X-class flares on Dec. 23rd
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 24, 2013, 02:31:48 AM
Solar activity quieted down again. This update from Spaceweather is from about a half - ago.
The Daily Sun didn't get updated yet:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
 
Current Conditions
 
Solar wind
 speed: 285.3  km/sec
 density: 0.9  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1017 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B9   0624 UT Dec24
 24-hr:  B9   0624 UT  Dec24
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1000 UT

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 31, 2013, 11:20:52 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 31, 2013, 09:41:42 PM
It appears that 2013 went out with an M+  solar flare.
Image below.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 31, 2013, 11:25:46 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SIGNIFICANT FLARE:  2013 ended with an M6 Flare.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 31, 2013, 11:34:54 PM
Click to view the M6 solar flare

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/31dec13/m6_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=3rt4qnj6d9s1ijm9pkvg8aeqe5
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 02, 2014, 03:46:16 AM
Yowbarb Note: The sun is waking up!
Marshall sent out a midnight briefing today about this. Re the M9-class solar flare New which happened at 18:54 UT on New Years Day. That's 1:54 PM EST.
I saw Marshall's briefing, right after seeing this on Spaceweather. Please click link to view movie:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/01jan14/m9.mov?PHPSESSID=jhlud9mtpg008dj04th5hrbdm1

http://www.spaceweather.com/  See Spaceweather for updates.

SOLAR ACTIVITY IS HIGH: 
2014 began with a bang. At 18:54 UT on January 1st, big sunspot AR1936 erupted, producing a strong M9-class solar flare.
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 02, 2014, 07:48:47 AM
A quick update no major flare in the past 6 hours.
24 hour maximum was an M1 flare.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C9   1226 UT Jan02
 24-hr:  M1   0233 UT  Jan02
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 02, 2014, 10:56:53 AM
Solar activity is up again. C9.
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 02, 2014, 08:45:30 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   2218 UT Jan02
 24-hr:  M1   0233 UT  Jan02
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 03, 2014, 08:11:03 AM
Yowbarb Note -
Update from Spaceweather:     See  http://www.spaceweather.com/

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 03, 2014, 02:12:28 PM
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   1250 UT Jan03
 24-hr:  M1   1250 UT  Jan03
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1458 UT

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 04, 2014, 07:05:30 AM
Solar activity remaining fairly high. 6 hour max M1 - and a fairly recent one, too.
- Yowbarb
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 04, 2014, 03:33:32 PM
Yowbarb Note: Recent high M class flare.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 04, 2014, 07:37:20 PM
Update: That was an M4-class solar flare.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 05, 2014, 07:53:30 AM
Yowbarb Note -
Current Conditions Jan 05, 2014 Updated 10 AM EST.
See the Spaceweather site for updates:

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 06, 2014, 02:16:00 PM
Yowbarb Note the S1 storm is in decline but it is expected to last a day or two.
Click this link to see the storm video: http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/06jan14/s1_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=tau84fl60n05fqn3jp615k4or4
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on January 06, 2014, 02:18:24 PM
Ok, so is this anything that will affect us?  Sorry but I am just not clear on what these solar events mean for us.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 06, 2014, 02:35:12 PM
Ok, so is this anything that will affect us?  Sorry but I am just not clear on what these solar events mean for us.

The Spaceweather site is geared for the general public. They give definitions and explanations of most everything that goes on. Although we haven't had a "Carrington" style event for a long time, we are due for one. Part of what we do here is monitor the sun...
The site doesn't seem to discuss it but high solar radiation does affect people. Moderator Ed Douglas is more knowledgeable than I am about that aspect. I am still learning.

Today they posted: Although this radiation storm is classified as S1, that is, minor, it is fairly rich in high energy particles that can temporarily "snow" (degrade the performance of) space-based cameras. NOAA forecasters expect the storm to continue for another day or so.
It doesn't matter if we are all "experts" if we learn a bit of the lingo and know where to check for information we might have a heads up on what's coming. That way we might avoid some damage to our systems or have a heads up the computer in ATMs gas pumps cars will not work etc. We had an X3.3 Solar Flare not long ago, a couple of months, I think.
More later,  :)
Yowbarb   Some pages and references below.
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This page lists the warnings and current situations:

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

This page explains the differing levels of solar radiation storms, etc.
NOAA Space Weather Scale for Solar Radiation Storms
(On the same page there is a chart for the Geomagnetic Storms.)

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales/index.html#SolarRadiationStorms
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 07, 2014, 09:03:22 PM
I wasn't able to get on the net today - I guess the computer mouse died. I would have reported this sooner. An X1 Flare at about 1845 UT which was
about 1 PM EST.
- Yowbarb

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  X1   1832 UT Jan07
 24-hr:  X1   1832 UT  Jan07
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 08, 2014, 06:43:03 AM
Update: 50% chance of more X flares today.
- Yowbarb
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http://spaceweather.com/

STORMY SPACE WEATHER:  Giant sunspot AR1944 is directly facing Earth and crackling with solar flares.
Yesterday, Jan. 7th, an X1-class explosion in the sunspot's magnetic canopy hurled a CME in our direction.
High-latitude sky watchers shoud be alert for auroras on Jan. 9th when the cloud is expected to arrive.
NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of polar geomagnetic storms.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 08, 2014, 07:07:27 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 09, 2014, 08:01:29 AM
The sun is quieter - for now. Huge sunspot AR1944 is directly facing the earth now.
50% chance of X Flares on Jan 09.
Yowbarb
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http://spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 10, 2014, 09:32:08 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

GROWING QUIET?
Giant sunspot AR1944 has not unleashed a significant flare in more than 48 hours. The growing quiet could be the calm between storms. AR1944 has an unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class flares
 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 10, 2014, 09:37:16 PM
The sun is still really quiet...

http://spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  C1   1849 UT Jan10
 24-hr:  C1   1849 UT  Jan10
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 11, 2014, 04:13:03 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  C1   2046 UT Jan11
 24-hr:  C6   1310 UT  Jan11
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 12, 2014, 02:29:41 AM
Yowbarb Note: This spaceweather report is from 05:17 AM EST. (20 min ago.)
It's still showing as C6.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 12, 2014, 10:44:00 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR WIND: Earth is entering a fast stream of solar wind that could spark auroras at high latitudes. NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance of geomagnetic storms on Jan. 12th

6-hr max:  C1   1325 UT Jan12
 24-hr:  C6   0005 UT  Jan12
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT

Explanation:  http://spaceweather.com/glossary/flareclasses.html

More data:     http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
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ang·strom
  [ang-struhm]  Show IPA 

noun ( often initial capital letter ) 
a unit of length, equal to one tenth of a millimicron, or one ten millionth of a millimeter, primarily used to express electromagnetic wavelengths. Symbol:   Å; Abbreviation:   A

Also called angstrom unit, Angstrom unit.
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Origin: 
1895–1900;  named after A. J. Ångström 
 
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2013.
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http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/electromagnetic_waves.htm

Electromagnetic spectrum

The range of wavelengths for electromagnetic waves--from the very long to the very short--is called the Electromagnetic Spectrum:


Radio and TV waves are the longest usable waves, having a wavelength of 1 mile (1.5 kilometer) or more.

Microwaves are used in telecommunication as well as for cooking food.

Infrared waves are barely visible. They are the deep red rays you get from a heat lamp.

Visible light waves are the radiation you can see with your eyes. Their wavelengths are in the range of 1/1000 centimeter.

Ultraviolet rays are what give you sunburn and are used in "black lights" that make objects glow.

X-rays go through the body and are used for medical purposes.

Gamma rays are dangerous rays coming from nuclear reactors and atomic bombs. They have the shortest wavelength in the electromagnetic spectrum of about 1/10,000,000 centimeter.

Characteristics of electromagnetic waves

Electromagnetic waves are transverse waves, similar to water waves in the ocean or the waves seen on a guitar string. This is as opposed to the compression waves of sound. As you learned in Wave Motion, all waves have amplitude, wavelength, velocity and frequency.

Amplitude

The amplitude of electromagnetic waves relates to its intensity or brightness (as in the case of visible light).

With visible light, the brightness is usually measured in lumens. With other wavelengths the intensity of the radiation, which is power per unit area or watts per square meter is used. The square of the amplitude of a wave is the intensity.

Wavelength

The wavelengths of electromagnetic waves go from extremely long to extremely short and everything in between. The wavelengths determine how matter responds to the electromagnetic wave, and those characteristics determine the name we give that particular group of wavelengths.

Velocity

The velocity of electromagnetic waves in a vacuum is approximately 186,000 miles per second or 300,000 kilometers per second, the same as the speed of light. When these waves pass through matter, they slow down slightly, according to their wavelength.

Frequency

The frequency of any waveform equals the velocity divided by the wavelength. The units of measurement are in cycles per second or Hertz.

Creation and detection

When electrons move, they create a magnetic field. When electrons move back and forth or oscillate, their electric and magnetic fields change together, forming an electromagnetic wave. This oscillation can come from atoms being heated and thus moving about rapidly or from alternating current (AC) electricity.

The opposite effect occurs when an electromagnetic wave hits matter. In such a case, it could cause atoms to vibrate, creating heat, or it can cause electrons to oscillate, depending on the wavelength of the radiation.

Sources of electromagnetic radiation

Electromagnetic radiation is emitted from all matter with a temperature above absolute zero. Temperature is the measure of the average energy of vibrating atoms and that vibration causes them to give off electromagnetic radiation. As the temperature increases, more radiation and shorter wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation are emitted.

Sources of long wavelengths

Microwaves, radio, and television waves are emitted from electronic devices. Sparks and alternating current cause vibrations at the appropriate frequencies.

Sources of visible light

Visible light is emitted from matter hotter than about 700 degrees Celsius. This matter is said to be incandescent. The sun, a fire, and the ordinary light bulb are incandescent sources of light.

As the element in an electric stove gets warms, it gives off infrared radiation, and then when it gets hotter than 700 degrees, it starts to glow. Visible light is being emitted from the hot element.


(See Visible Light for more information.)

Sources of short wavelengths

By smashing high-energy electrons into other particles, such as atoms in a metal, X-rays are created.


(See X-rays for more information.)

Gamma rays are emitted from nuclear reactions, atomic bombs, and explosions on the Sun and other stars.

Detectors of electromagnetic radiation

There are a number of different types of detectors of electromagnetic radiation. We know the common ones for detecting visible light: the eye, camera film, and the detectors on some calculators. Your skin can also detect both visible light and infrared heat rays.

Electronic devices are necessary to detect most of the longer waves, such as radio waves. Special film can detect shorter wavelengths such as X-rays

Summary

Electromagnetic waves are transverse waves that travel at the speed of light. The spectrum of their wavelengths results in waves that are used in many of our useful devices. The waves are formed by heat, electronics, and nuclear forces.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 12, 2014, 07:11:11 PM
Yowbarb Note:
The GOES chart is pretty flat. Little wiggly lines... C1- ish or less every time I've checked it lately.
Unsettled conditions though...
Links and images below, just a bit of an update.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html 

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 13, 2014, 06:16:38 AM
Yowbarb Note:
Enormous sunspot AR1944 is departing. Still a chance of M flares...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 13, 2014, 08:26:50 PM
Yowbarb Note: Here's that M Flare they said could happen, as humongous sunspot AR1944 exits stage right...
Recent M1.
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 14, 2014, 11:38:59 AM
That M1 flare a few hours ago was the last effect from AR1944. It's finally gone...
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

DECREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: NOAA forecasters have downgraded the chance of X-flares on Jan. 14th to 15% as giant sunspot AR1944 rotates off the solar disk. The odds on Jan. 15th are even lower: 1%. A spell of quiet appears to be in the offing
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 14, 2014, 02:10:40 PM
Update: There's a slight uptick in solar activity. The 6-hour maximum is a C3 solar flare.
Nothing serious, just an increase
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 14, 2014, 10:19:23 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B8   0425 UT Jan15
 24-hr:  B8   0425 UT  Jan15
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0600 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 15, 2014, 06:29:59 AM
Yowbarb Note: I thought that ginormous departing sunspot AR1944 was gone but it hasn't completely rotated away...Well, now it has, but they say it could still cause an M flare...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 15, 2014, 07:41:23 AM
Yowbarb Note:
There was a CME yesterday. I didn't catch that although I checked Spaceweather a few times.
This is mentioned in Suspicious0bservers video of today.
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 16, 2014, 06:49:40 AM
Yowbarb Note: Nothing happening today with the solar flares.
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 16, 2014, 03:24:24 PM
Uptick in solar activity.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C6   2139 UT Jan16
 24-hr:  C6   2139 UT  Jan16
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 17, 2014, 07:25:54 AM
The slight increase in solar activity is still happening. The Spaceweather site says big flares are unlikely.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 17, 2014, 09:57:35 AM
GOES Chart updated about noon, EST. About an hour ago.
C8
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http://spaceweather.com/

 6-hr max: C8   1608 UT Jan17
 24-hr:  C8   1608 UT  Jan17
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1700 UT

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 17, 2014, 07:03:13 PM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 17, 2014, 08:03:10 PM
This new board SOLAR EVENTS now continues the discussion.

http://spaceweather.com/

SUNSPOT AROUND THE CORNER: A sunspot approaching from just behind the sun's southeastern limb is crackling with solar flares. The explosions are registering C2 to C8 on the Richter Scale of Flares even though they are partially eclipsed by the edge of the sun. In Athens, Greece, amateur astronomer Peter Desypris photographed the flying debris from one of the explosions:
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 17, 2014, 08:12:26 PM
Follow this Topic over to this new SOLAR EVENTS Board, 
>> http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?board=225.0

New Topic SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather) Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

LINK:  http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=5387.0
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 18, 2014, 06:01:37 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF STORMS: A minor CME expected to hit Earth's magnetic field on Jan. 17th is late, but NOAA forecasters still think it is coming. They estimate a 40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Jan. 18th in response to the tardy impact.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 19, 2014, 03:07:34 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET SUNDAY: A phalanx of new sunspots rotating over the sun's southeastern limb was expected to boost solar activity this weekend. So far, however, the spots have not produced strong flares. Solar activity is low
 
6-hr max:  C2   0658 UT Jan19
 24-hr:  C2   0658 UT  Jan19
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1000 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 20, 2014, 06:12:58 AM
Yowbarb Note:
Spaceweather doesn't have an update yet for their Daily Sun for today.  This Current Conditions image is from an hour ago. Solar activity not high.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

Link for Suspicious0bservers video, discussion of the sun:  http://youtu.be/kNGVK-iMuss
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 20, 2014, 10:54:45 AM
1PM EST Update

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1800 UT Jan20
 24-hr:  C3   0220 UT  Jan20
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 20, 2014, 03:12:14 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C3   2253 UT Jan20
 24-hr:  C3   2253 UT  Jan20
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 21, 2014, 11:57:32 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 22, 2014, 06:55:52 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 23, 2014, 06:08:26 AM
Solar activity still low, now. Chance of M flare today.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  B5   1211 UT Jan23
 24-hr:  B8   0254 UT  Jan23
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 24, 2014, 02:07:25 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

MOSTLY QUIET WITH A CHANCE OF FLARES: With no sunspots actively flaring, solar activity is low. However, sunspots AR1957 and AR1959 could break the quiet. Both regions have 'beta-gamma' magnetic fields that harbor energy for medium-sized eruptions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 15% chance of M-class flares on Jan. 24th. Solar flare alerts: text, voice

NO CME, NO PROBLEM: A CME expected by forecasters to deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on Jan. 23rd missed our planet. Arctic sky watchers got an eye-full anyway. Dennis Ball sends this picture of colors erupting last night over Bolungarvik, Iceland.

"After a day of horrid weather, the clouds parted at 9 PM and I grabbed by camera to photograph the auroras," says Ball. "By 10.30 PM the clouds had rolled in again, so I got an early night. It was an excellent start to my Iceland trip."

The source of the display was not a CME, but rather a fluctuation in the interplanetary magnetic field or "IMF." On Jan. 23rd, the IMF tilted south for a few hours, opening a crack in Earth's magnetosphere. Solar wind poured in to fuel the auroras.
 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 25, 2014, 11:58:23 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET SUN: With no sunspots actively flaring, the sun's x-ray output has flatlined. Solar activity is low and likely to remain so for the rest of the weekend.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 26, 2014, 04:37:09 AM
Yowbarb Note:
Check out the Spaceweather site for updates

http://www.spaceweather.com/

SLIGHT CHANCE OF FLARES: Northern sunspot AR1957 has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. The region's persistant quiet, however, suggests the odds of an eruption are low. NOAA forecasters estimate a 15% chance of M-flares on Jan. 26th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 26, 2014, 04:59:33 AM
Yowbarb Note: There was "missing data" and a "data dropout" in GOES and at least three of the systems measuring sun's activity.

Detail from today's video from suspicious0bservers.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 26, 2014, 09:33:44 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

OLD SUNSPOT SET TO RETURN: The southeastern limb of the sun is crackling with C- and M-class solar flares. These explosions herald the return of old sunspot AR1944, which produced many strong flares earliier this month. For the past two weeks AR1944 has been transiting the farside of the sun. An uptick in solar activity is possible as it returns to the Earthside this week. Solar flare alerts: text, voice
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 27, 2014, 07:29:42 AM
My last update was about 12:30 AM EST. Since then there was an update on Spaceweather.
There was an M1 Flare.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 27, 2014, 08:04:59 PM
M4 !
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
 
Solar wind
 speed: 329.1  km/sec
 density: 1.9  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0356 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max:  M4   2211 UT Jan27
 24-hr:  M4   2211 UT  Jan27
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 28, 2014, 06:51:39 AM
I had read M4 last night. Today posted info says M3 is the max for 24 hours.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/



Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 29, 2014, 07:44:35 AM
Things have calmed down a bit...


http://www.spaceweather.com/

CURRENT CONDITIONS
 
Solar wind
 speed: 408.5  km/sec
 density: 0.2  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1527 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C6   1500 UT Jan29
 24-hr:  C7   0431 UT  Jan29
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 29, 2014, 04:18:22 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C3   2033 UT Jan29
 24-hr:  C7   0431 UT  Jan29
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 30, 2014, 12:44:58 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 30, 2014, 07:47:07 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Solar wind
 speed: 366.8  km/sec
 density: 2.1  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1537 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C4   1112 UT Jan30
 24-hr:  M2   0639 UT  Jan30
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT

Sunspot AR1967 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 30, 2014, 08:11:14 AM
Yowbarb Note: There was JUST another M flare.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 30, 2014, 02:44:22 PM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 31, 2014, 02:05:12 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

STRONG M-FLARE AND CME: Yesterday, Jan. 30th, big sunspot AR1967 unleashed a strong M6-class solar flare. The explosion sent a CME racing away from the blast site faster than 1400 km/s (3 million mph): movie. The cloud appears to have an Earth-directed component, and could deliver a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field on Feb 1st.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 31, 2014, 01:29:55 PM
Solar activity still fairly high. 24-hr max is M1. 6-hr max is also M1.
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http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 01, 2014, 01:20:45 AM
Recent M3-class solar flare Feb 01 2014
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http://spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions Updated 0900 UT   [0400 EST]   
Solar wind
 speed: 326.3  km/sec
 density: 2.5  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0906 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M3   0723 UT Feb01
 24-hr:  M3   0723 UT  Feb01
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0900 UT 

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 01, 2014, 08:52:49 AM
I had posted about 0400 AM EST - that recent M3 flare.
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Solar flares probably will get bigger...detail from video,


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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 01, 2014, 09:04:29 AM
Click this link to see the M6 solar flare on Jan 30th.

http://spaceweather.com/images2014/31jan14/cme_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=bl50g2m6bh463s9v140bvm1ah3
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 01, 2014, 12:22:47 PM
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C3   1401 UT Feb01
 24-hr:  M3   0723 UT  Feb01
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT    [3 PM EST)

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 02, 2014, 03:28:10 AM
Very Recent M4 solar flare.

The Current conditions chart was updated 1100 UT, which is 0600 AM EST, less then a half hour ago.

http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 02, 2014, 01:29:38 PM
Yowbarb Note:
Four, possibly five M or M+ solar flares in less than 24 hours.
The 6 hr max is M3.
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http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 03, 2014, 07:59:43 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

CURRENT CONDITIONS 03 Feb 2014
 
Solar wind
 speed: 354.3  km/sec
 density: 4.2  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1546 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C7   1254 UT Feb03
 24-hr:  C9   0830 UT  Feb03
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT
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Daily Sun 03 Feb 2014

Earth-facing sunspot AR1967 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Sunspot number: 163 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 03, 2014, 11:09:36 AM
Yowbarb Note: This is a recent Update from Spaceweather.  AR1967 is wider than the planet Jupiter and threw out seven M flares and 3 CMEs.

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BIG SUNSPOT, HIGH SOLAR ACTIVITY:

Solar activity reached high levels yesterday with seven M-class solar flares and three CMEs. Almost all of the explosions were produced by monster sunspot AR1967, shown here in a Feb. 3rd photo taken by Karzaman Ahmad of the Langkawi National Observatory in Malaysia.

Click to view the entire sunspot. http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=93753

AR1967 is wider than the planet Jupiter and its primary dark cores are big enough to swallow Earth many times over. The scale of the thing makes it an easy target for backyard solar telescopes. "I used an 11-inch Celestron telescope with a Thousand Oaks White Light Filter," says Ahmad. "The sunspot is stunning and shows very interesting structural details even through a small telescope and whitelight filter."

AR1967 has a 'delta-class' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong eruptions. The growing complexity of the region has prompted NOAA forecasters to boost the odds of X-flares to 50% during the next 24 hours. Because AR1967 is near the center of the solar disk, any eruptions will be squarely Earth directed.
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 03, 2014, 05:33:47 PM
There was JUST an M flare. Not updated on spaceweather yet.

6-hr max:  C7   2233 UT Feb03
 24-hr:  C9   0830 UT  Feb03
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 04, 2014, 02:27:51 AM
There was just an M+ flare...

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

6-hr max:  M5   0401 UT Feb04
 24-hr:  M5   0400 UT  Feb04
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1000 UT 
 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 04, 2014, 02:35:39 AM
Yowbarb Note: Just another M flare not sure exact number perhaps M1-M2
M5 is the 6 hr max
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CHANCE OF FLARES:

NOAA forecasters estimate an 80% chance of M-flares and a 50% chance of X-flares on Feb. 4th. The source would be giant sunspot AR1967, shown here seething with activity in a photo from amateur astronomer Sergio Castillo of Inglewood, California.

In Castillo's photo, a pair of magnetic filaments reaches out from the heart of the active region, where multiple dark cores big enough to swallow Earth are crackling with flares. "The activity in this region is just amazing," says Castillo.

AR1967 has an unstable 'delta-class' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong flares and CMEs. Any eruptions today will surely be Earth-directed as the active region crosses the center of the solar disk.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 04, 2014, 12:45:54 PM
Yowbarb Note:
Recent M flare is the fifth M (or M+) solar flare in less than 24 hours.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 05, 2014, 05:28:54 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

CME MISSES EARTH: A CME expected to sideswipe Earth's magnetic field on Feb. 4th missed. The solar wind around our planet was undisturbed by the distant passage of the cloud, which left the sun on Jan. 31st

6-hr max:  C3
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 05, 2014, 06:12:40 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 05, 2014, 09:27:32 AM
There was just another M flare

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 05, 2014, 10:58:55 AM
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   1620 UT Feb05
 24-hr:  M1   1620 UT  Feb05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 05, 2014, 11:32:02 AM
Yowbarb Note:
To reiterate the sun not all that inactive lately. Five M or M+ solar flares in less than two days.
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http://spaceweather.com/

AS THE SUN TURNS:
Carried along by the sun's 27-day rotation, big sunspot AR1967 is turning away from Earth. Ironically this is making the active region even more dangerous. AR1967 is moving toward a location where the sun's spiraling magnetic field is well-connected to our planet and energetic particles can be funneled in our direction. An explosion there could spark a radiation storm around Earth.
Click to watch the sun turn: 

http://spaceweather.com/images2014/05feb14/turn_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=p9s2eghb446upnu9sjifkh3mf4

AR1967 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong eruptions. The past 24 hours has been relatively quiet, but that could be the calm before the storm. NOAA forecasters estimate an 80% chance of M-class solar flares and a 50% chance of X-class solar flares on Feb. 5th..

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 06, 2014, 04:43:23 PM
Recent M1 solar flare. 06 Feb 14
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 06, 2014, 05:00:27 PM
BIG SUNSPOTS, POISED TO ERUPT?

All week long, big sunspot AR1967 has has been crackling with activity, seemingly on the edge of producing an X-class solar flare. That hasn't happened. However, a new sunspot growing alongside AR1967 could push things over the edge. Emerging active region AR1968 has an unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field. If it erupts, there could be a double-sunspot chain reaction. NOAA forecasters estimate an 60% chance of M-class solar flares and a 20% chance of X-class solar flares on Feb. 7th
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 06, 2014, 09:05:11 PM
There was just another M flare. Probably another M1.

http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 07, 2014, 08:51:48 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 07, 2014, 08:56:15 AM
M2 24-hr max and M1 is the 6-hr max. See Spaceweather Page and NOAA charts for updates.

NOAA Chart:                       http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html   

Spaceweather home page:   http://spaceweather.com/   

BIG SUNSPOTS: All week long, big sunspot AR1967 has been crackling with activity, seemingly on the edge of producing an X-class solar flare. That hasn't happened. However, a new sunspot growing alongside AR1967 could push things over the edge. Emerging active region AR1968 has an unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong explosions. NOAA forecasters estimate an 60% chance of M-class solar flares and a 20% chance of X-class solar flares on Feb. 7th.
Last night in Key West, Florida, Scott Wilson looked out over the Gulf of Mexico and saw the two big sunspots melting into the sea. The strange shape of the sun in Wilson's picture is a mirage caused by refraction in warm air just above the sea surface. There are many types of sunset mirages. This one is called the "Omega Sun" because the sun resembles the Greek letter omega.
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 08, 2014, 12:08:01 AM
Planetary K-index
 Now: Kp= 4   unsettled
 24-hr max:  Kp= 4  unsettled
explanation | more data
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2014, 08:48:36 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

GOOD-BYE SUNSPOTS, HELLO RADIATION STORM?: Today, big sunspots AR1967 and AR1968 are rotating over the sun's western limb to begin a two-week transit of the sun's farside. Ironically, this could result in elevated levels of radiation near Earth. At their current location, the two sunspots are well-connected to our planet by the sun's spiraling magnetic field. Any flares today could funnel energetic particles in our direction, possibly triggering a radiation storm.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2014, 09:28:49 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2014, 08:00:35 PM
There was an M1 flare about 11:15 AM EST. - Yowbarb
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http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C5   2331 UT Feb09
 24-hr:  M1   1617 UT  Feb09
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 10, 2014, 04:58:01 AM
The sun is not tremendously active right now...suspicious0bservers presents some info. "Ejecta is headed toward earth," not major...NASA left it out of their report, etc.
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S0 News February 10, 2014: News, Weather, Spaceweather

LINK:  http://youtu.be/5iN2F5I7GYc

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 10, 2014, 07:39:42 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   1312 UT Feb10
 24-hr:  C3   0514 UT  Feb10
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 12, 2014, 01:25:41 PM
This image is from a couple of hours ago. Got sidetracked severe thunderstorm warnings here...
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 12, 2014, 01:36:48 PM
Note: This movie about sunspot development in the past 48 hours was posted on Spaceweather this AM. Scroll down for link.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: Sunspot AR1974 is growing rapidly and poses an increasing chance of Earth-directed flares. Click to view 48 hours of developments:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/12feb14/ar1974_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=4j4idiuvc430ct9hlabuepaae3

During the past two days, the sunspot has sprouted dozens of new dark cores under an increasingly complex magnetic canopy. The region's unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field harbors energy for strong explosions, prompting NOAA forecasters to boost the daily odds of M-flares to 45%, and X-flares to 10%.


Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 13, 2014, 11:06:57 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/   Spaceweather

STRONG SOLAR ACTIVITY

Click this link for movie:  http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/13feb14/halocme_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=h2150m4q99hi3oatqf6daa1ge4
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 13, 2014, 12:17:23 PM
Yowbarb Note:
The EIGHTH M FLARE happened recently. That's the eighth in less than three days.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 14, 2014, 10:38:10 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  M1   1240 UT Feb14
 24-hr:  M2   0257 UT  Feb14
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT

Sunspot AR1974 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 15, 2014, 11:27:27 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SUNSPOT OF INTEREST: For the 4th day in a row, big sunspot AR1974 is crackling with M-class solar flares. So far, however, the active region has failed to produce a major eruption. Will this change? Click to view a 4-day movie of the sunspot's development--then scroll down for the probabilities:

MOVIE: 
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/15feb14/ar1974_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=07nn2rr4o5qo1igtf9eb5gvib5

As the movie shows, AR1974 is in a state of rapid evolution. Its magnetic field is unstable and harbors energy for strong eruptions. Accordingly, NOAA forecasters have boosted the daily odds of M-flares to 75% and and X-flares to 15%.

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 16, 2014, 05:34:13 AM
Recent M flare



Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 18, 2014, 10:29:08 AM
Not much happening in the way of flaring but there are solar eruptions.
I couldn't find a proper definition of "halo eruption" as mentioned in suspicious0bservers video of today - so maybe that just refers to the shape of the light...
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http://spaceweather.com/

S0 News February 18, 2014: Sky Spraying, Solar Eruption   4:33

http://youtu.be/rJvihn3rRqI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 19, 2014, 10:09:14 AM
 
http://spaceweather.com/

Solar wind
 speed: 546.2  km/sec
 density: 0.1  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1747 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1605 UT Feb19
 24-hr:  C3   0201 UT  Feb19
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1700 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 19, 2014, 09:55:49 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

ANOTHER CME IMPACT: For the second time in 24 hours, a CME has hit Earth's magnetic field. The impact on Feb. 20th at ~0300 UT re-energized a subsiding geomagnetic storm that sparked bright auroras over North America on Feb. 19th. As Earth's magnetic field reverberates from this second blow, auroras are spreading around the Arctic Circle and possibly down toward lower latitudes. Stay tuned for updates.

AURORAS OVER THE USA: A minor geomagnetic storm was already in progress during the early hours of Feb. 19th when a CME struck Earth's magnetic field. The impact revved-up the storm and sent Northern Lights spilling across the Canadian border into the United States. Jonathan Schiralli sends this picture from Grand Rapids, North Dakota: 

Aurora alerts:

To capture all the colors, Schiralli says he exposed the sky for 5 seconds using a Canon Rebel T3 digital camera set at 1600 ISO. Northern photographers should take note of those settings as more auroras are in the offing. NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% to 50% chance of geomagnetic storms on Feb. 20-21
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 20, 2014, 07:57:40 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C5   0901 UT Feb20
 24-hr:  M3   0757 UT  Feb20
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 22, 2014, 12:48:17 PM
6-hr max C7

http://www.spaceweather.com/

 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C7   1550 UT Feb22
 24-hr:  C7   1550 UT  Feb22
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 22, 2014, 11:57:09 PM
Update on Current Conditions on the Spaceweather site.
There have been some M flares.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 23, 2014, 07:47:54 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 24, 2014, 02:50:35 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 24, 2014, 05:39:41 AM
There was an M1-class solar flare at 1205 UT today. That was 5:05 AM EST.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 24, 2014, 11:53:34 AM
Update from 1900 UT, which is 2 PM EST. Highest flare in 6 hours was a C5.
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X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C5   1449 UT Feb24
 24-hr:  M1   1205 UT  Feb24
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1900 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 24, 2014, 11:28:36 PM
X4.9 - Class Solar FLARE -
from returning sunspot AR1967 Feb. 25th at 0049 UTC - (7 PM EST Feb 25th 2014)

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 25, 2014, 05:51:15 AM
Yowbarb Note: I posted in the middle of the night about an X4.9 solar flare but it was an X5. That's what the Spaceweather site now says.
24 hour maximum =X5 and the 6 hour maximum X5.
Note:
I posted this during the night and here it is again:
"Although this flare is impressive, its effects are mitigated by the location of the blast site--near the sun's southeastern limb, and not facing Earth. Indeed, a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) which raced away from the sun shortly after the flare appears set to miss our planet..."
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 26, 2014, 06:00:50 AM
As most people reading here probably knows there was an X5 solar flare yesterday.
The 24-hour maximum flare is X5.
The sun has quieted down a bit and the 6-hour maximum is only C1.
With the position of the sunspots and in particular AR1990, Spaceweather says there is still a chance for X Flares today.
Check the Spaceweather page for updates,
Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/  spaceweather.com

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html   NOAA chart
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 26, 2014, 08:21:54 AM
This update from 1600 UT which is 11 AM EST. 20 min ago.
- Yowbarb
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M1 flare   http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   1501 UT Feb26
 24-hr:  M1   1501 UT  Feb26
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1600 UT  X-ray Solar Flares
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 27, 2014, 10:22:33 PM
There was a recent M flare


Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 28, 2014, 03:53:07 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions

Solar wind
 speed: 415.9  km/sec
 density: 3.8  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1137 UT

6-hr max:  C8   1006 UT Feb28
 24-hr:  M1   0048 UT  Feb28
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1100 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2014, 04:29:20 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2014, 09:38:56 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2014, 06:05:17 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   2319 UT Mar02
 24-hr:  M1   2319 UT  Mar02
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 03, 2014, 03:43:45 AM
Yowbarb Note: Be sure to see the Spaceweather site itself for alerts and more info.
This Current Conditions info was updated less then 45 min ago.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 03, 2014, 12:01:05 PM
Update: 24-hr max is M1 and - 6 hr. max is M1. 
Current Conditions updated 1900 UTC,  2 PM EST.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html



Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 05, 2014, 03:21:56 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Sunspot AR1990 & 1991
Taken by Karzaman Ahmad on March 3, 2014 @ Langkawi National Observatory, MALAYSIA
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 05, 2014, 08:36:02 AM
Yowbarb Note:

Spaceweather Update - No asteroid collision and no big CME expected. It was not earth-facing. :) Mar 05 2014
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

Sunspot AR1991 is mostly quiet but it has a 'beta-gamma-delta" magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 05, 2014, 04:25:35 PM
This update was approximately 25 minutes ago.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   2249 UT Mar05
 24-hr:  M1   0210 UT  Mar05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 06, 2014, 10:48:55 AM
Earth-facing sunspot activity is low. Not much to report today.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/     http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 07, 2014, 05:05:48 AM
Solar activity low right now

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B8   0613 UT Mar07
 24-hr:  B8   0613 UT  Mar07
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1200 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 07, 2014, 10:57:59 AM
There's not much happening in the low solar activity. A slight uptick.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  C1   1650 UT Mar07
 24-hr:  C1   1650 UT  Mar07
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 08, 2014, 04:41:49 PM
There was just an M1 solar flare.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

Current Conditions 
 
Solar wind
 speed: 375.4  km/sec
 density: 2.6  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0027 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   2341 UT Mar08
 24-hr:  M1   2341 UT  Mar08
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT 

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 09, 2014, 09:05:35 AM
Solar activity still fairly high, with M1 flares

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 10, 2014, 07:29:35 AM
Spaceweather still hasn't updated their page for today's info.


http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 10, 2014, 08:51:29 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR WIND STREAM MISSES EARTH:
A solar wind stream expected to buffet Earth's magnetic field over the weekend missed. It sailed north of our planet and, as a result, did not spark visible auroras. The forecast calls for continued calm geomagnetic conditions tonight.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 10, 2014, 12:55:15 PM
Update: More M1 solar flares.  Four M-Class solar flares in less than three days, 10 Mar 14
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http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

6-hr max:  M1   1528 UT Mar10
 24-hr:  M1   1528 UT  Mar10
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1900 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 10, 2014, 09:21:37 PM
Yowbarb Note: Fifth M-Class Solar Flare in a little over two days.
12:13 AM March 11, 2014

"New active region 2002. This sunspot group has more than doubled in size in the past 24 hours. March 11 2014."

"The rapid growth of the sunspot has destabilized its magnetic field, which makes it more likely to erupt."

"50% chance of M-class flares and a 5% chance of X-class flares during the next 24 hours."
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 10, 2014, 09:23:35 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Click to view a movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/10mar14/ar2002_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=363nslt6082kmmmkvsmejsilr4
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 10, 2014, 10:32:48 PM
Midnight EST Update - M3
http://www.spaceweather.com/
 
Solar wind
 speed: 306.5  km/sec
 density: 2.4  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0526 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M3   0350 UT Mar11
 24-hr:  M3   0350 UT  Mar11
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0500 UT 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 11, 2014, 10:37:01 AM
Definitely an increase in solar activity this week.
Notice how many M and M+ flares there have been in the past 2 3/4 days.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 12, 2014, 07:56:28 AM
Yowbarb Note: Forgot to post this. Solar activity has increased. M2 flares.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: enlightenme on March 12, 2014, 08:21:45 AM
 :o Yikes!!  :o
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 12, 2014, 02:56:17 PM
Yowbarb Note:  Well the solar activity toned it down to a 6-hr max of a C2 flare. However, the day is not over:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES:
Sunspot AR2002 has been mostly quiet for the past 24 hours. Nevertheless, the Earth-facing active region has a'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong eruptions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 75% chance of M-class flares and a 15% chance of X-class flares on March 12th
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 12, 2014, 10:57:20 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

ALMOST-X FLARE: Departing sunspot AR1996 erupted on March 12th at 2234 UT, producing an M9-category blast that almost crossed into X-territory. Because of the sunspot's location near the sun's eastern limb, the powerful flare was not geoeffective. No strong Earth-effects are expected.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 13, 2014, 06:09:24 PM
This Spaceweather Update is from about 8 PM EST, a little over an hour ago.
M1 flare is the 6-hr. max.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
 
Solar wind
 speed: 471.2  km/sec
 density: 2.9  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0046 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   1919 UT Mar13
 24-hr:  M9   2234 UT  Mar12
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 14, 2014, 04:37:27 PM
Yowbarb Note:

This magnetic filament eruption was pretty big. Four earths would fit inside the loop. Image and report are from Spaceweather this morning.
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 15, 2014, 06:42:53 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

DARK FILAMENTS ON THE SUN
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 15, 2014, 02:07:38 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

24-hr max C6, 6-hr max C6 March 15 2014
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 16, 2014, 08:18:40 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

6-hr max is now C7 solar activity increasing slightly again.

Also:
ERUPTING FILAMENT CREATES A 'CANYON OF FIRE'  two long, dark filaments of magnetism

Movie captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory-

Click link:   http://spaceweather.com/images2014/16mar14/filament_anim2.gif?PHPSESSID=030s06c9t071g5630m8orgf9d7

Some info on CMEs, arcade loops etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronal_mass_ejection
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 17, 2014, 07:47:14 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

GREEN SKIES ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY?
NOAA forecasters estimate a 15% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on March 17th. That means the odds of green skies on St. Patrick's Day are low. Instead, look for shamrock colors here:

http://spaceweathergallery.com/aurora_gallery.html

All Sky Aurora Time Lapse by Göran Strand Feb 27, 2014 @ Östersund 
Click photo for larger image  http://spaceweathergallery.com/full_image.php?image_name=GApran-Strand-GS_20140227_Norrsken_211623_1395007201.jpg
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 18, 2014, 04:35:22 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET SUN: Despite a relatively high sunspot number, solar activity is low. None of the half-a-dozen sunspot groups on the solar disk is actively flaring. NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% chance of M-class flares and a 5% chance of X-flares on March 18th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 18, 2014, 09:42:53 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
 
Current Conditions
 
Solar wind
 speed: 348.5  km/sec
 density: 4.0  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1627 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C4   1533 UT Mar18
 24-hr:  C4   1533 UT  Mar18
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1600 UT 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: enlightenme on March 18, 2014, 11:23:46 AM
Thanks for always keeping us updated on this most critical topic Barb!  Your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated!!  (Had anyone else told you that today??)  If not, well maybe they should have!!   :D
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 18, 2014, 03:04:05 PM
Thanks for always keeping us updated on this most critical topic Barb!  Your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated!!  (Had anyone else told you that today??)  If not, well maybe they should have!!   :D

Thanks, Enlightenme!  ;D
I appreciate how you come on here early and post Mr. Suspicious Observers.  ;)
Also many great posts and a lot of TLC for this forum, especially lately.
All The Best,
Barb Townsend
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: enlightenme on March 18, 2014, 05:59:39 PM
Thanks for always keeping us updated on this most critical topic Barb!  Your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated!!  (Had anyone else told you that today??)  If not, well maybe they should have!!   :D

Thanks, Enlightenme!  ;D
I appreciate how you come on here early and post Mr. Suspicious Observers.  ;)
Also many great posts and a lot of TLC for this forum, especially lately.
All The Best,
Barb Townsend

Thanks!  I'll be here as much as I can when I can!!  You know how it goes.... ;D  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 20, 2014, 05:52:58 AM
Yowbarb Note: The solar superstorm referred to was in 2012 not last night!
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
full article on Sky and telescope

SOLAR 'SUPERSTORM' NARROWLY MISSES EARTH: The heliophysics communitty is buzzing today in response to an article in Nature Communications, which describes an intense solar storm that narrowly missed Earth almost two years ago. On July 23, 2012, a CME rocketed away from the sun at 2000 km/s, almost four times faster than a typical eruption. The storm tore through Earth orbit, but fortunately Earth wasn't there. Instead it hit the STEREO-A spacecraft, which experienced the most intense solar proton storm since 1976. Researchers have been analyzing the data ever since, and they have concluded that the storm was akin to the Carrington Event of 1859. Scroll past this movie of the CME to learn more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQvsFjse9yw
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 20, 2014, 05:58:03 AM
24-hrs M1 flare. 6-hr max C5.  March 20 2014
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions
 
Solar wind
 speed: 342.1  km/sec
 density: 15.6  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1237 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 21, 2014, 06:58:23 AM
Yowbarb Note:  Sunspots AR2010 and AR2014 combined for a double flare on March 20th, 2014.
Video from Solar Dynamics Observatory. I wasn't able to play this video link so I am not posting it. It is on the spaceweather page if you want to try it.
...
http://spaceweather.com/

DOUBLE FLARE:
Long ago researchers thought solar flares were isolated events. Magnetic fields above a single sunspot became unstable and exploded--end of story. The Solar Dynamics Observatory's global view of the sun has shown, however, that widely-separated sunspots can explode in tandem. That's what happened on March 20th when AR2010 and AR2014 combined for a double flare -

Video link:   Not posting. It is on the spaceweather page.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 21, 2014, 07:10:15 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 22, 2014, 05:34:27 AM
Yowbarb Note:
Spaceweather didn't update their Daily Sun yet. Will post it later.
They updated the Current Conditions

24-hr max M1. 6-hr max M1 March 22, 2014
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 22, 2014, 06:24:13 PM
Yowbarb Note: I meant to get back here sooner. Sometime during the day, Spaceweather finally
updated their Daily Sun. See the info below.
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 23, 2014, 04:10:46 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 24, 2014, 06:19:38 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

GLANCING-BLOW CME, INCOMING: A CME launched from sunspot AR2014 on March 23rd is expected to deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on March 25th. NOAA forecasters estimate a 30%-40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on March 25-26. Aurora alerts: text, voice

LONG-DURATION FLARE: On March 23rd around 0330 UT, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2014 became unstable and erupted, producing a long-duration C-class solar flare. Although C-class flares are considered to be minor, this one lasted so long (several hours) that it unleashed the energy-equivalent of a much stronger flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the action:
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 24, 2014, 06:29:01 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 24, 2014, 09:19:33 AM
Update from 11 AM

http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   1224 UT Mar24
 24-hr:  C4   0010 UT  Mar24
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1600 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 25, 2014, 07:36:55 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Looking Down the Double Barrel - two sunspots, AR2010 and AR2014 Mar 25, 2014 Spaceweather
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 25, 2014, 07:40:59 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 27, 2014, 09:26:35 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET THURSDAY: On the sun today, two sunspots (AR2010 and AR2014) have unstable magnetic fields that harbor energy for significant flares. However, neither one is flaring. Solar activity is low and likely to remain so for the rest of the day. NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of M-class flares (that is, a 75% chance of no M-class flares) on March 27th. Aurora alerts: text, voice

CURRENT CONDITIONS
Solar wind
 speed: 393.7  km/sec
 density: 2.2  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1356 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B7   1330 UT Mar27
 24-hr:  C1   0037 UT  Mar27
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1400 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 28, 2014, 09:06:26 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 28, 2014, 09:32:47 AM
Who knows about some user - friendly websites where a person can look back a few months - at the data on solar flares and solar activity.  Trends.
Longer range trends too.
I see daily info on Spaceweather but need to find the links to more cumulative data. It's probably there!
I've seen it but now don't have it.
Thank You,
Barb Townsend
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 29, 2014, 11:22:46 AM
X1 Flare

http://spaceweather.com/

POTENT SUNSPOT: Sunspot AR2017 in the sun's northern hemisphere is crackling with M-class solar flares, and it has a delta-class magnetic field that harbors energy for even stronger eruptions. Earth-directed flares are possible this weekend. 

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  X1   1748 UT Mar29
 24-hr:  X1   1748 UT  Mar29
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 29, 2014, 11:28:45 AM
http://spaceweather.com/  AR2017 has just unleashed an X1-class solar flare
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 30, 2014, 09:48:59 AM
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C5   1207 UT Mar30
 24-hr:  X1   1752 UT  Mar29
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1600 UT

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 31, 2014, 07:19:54 AM
Yowbarb Note:  Click this link for movie - http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/29mar14/cme_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=ufo3art7f3mtno6aipdlt1v086

http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR FLARE CAUSES RARE MAGNETIC CROCHET - March 29 2014 - Spaceweather
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 01, 2014, 06:39:19 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 02, 2014, 08:26:16 AM
Spaceweather  http://spaceweather.com/ 

Current Conditions

 
Solar wind
 speed: 400.5  km/sec
 density: 2.9  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1517 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M6   1405 UT Apr02
 24-hr:  M6   1405 UT  Apr02
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT

Daily Sun
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 08, 2014, 06:29:59 AM
Yowbarb Note: The Spaceweather page is not (FULLY) updated yet.
April 07 Daily Sun is displaying.
It is already 09:28 AM EDT on April 08.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B6   1153 UT Apr08
 24-hr:  B7   0034 UT  Apr08
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 11, 2014, 09:36:37 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 15, 2014, 03:45:21 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 15, 2014, 08:03:21 AM
Update from Spaceweather:

FAST-GROWING SUNSPOT: Scarcely 24 hours ago, sunspot AR2036 didn't exist. Now it is three times as wide as the planet Earth.

Click to view movie:   
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/15apr14/growth.gif?PHPSESSID=u4gln6atl6n0sdhlibg19pulv2

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 15, 2014, 09:13:02 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

6-hr max C6 1800 UT Apr15  24-hr C8 0923 UT Apr15


Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 16, 2014, 05:43:40 AM
Spaceweather site hasn't updated their Daily Sun. Nothing too tremendous happening with the sun now, though...

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 16, 2014, 11:19:00 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 18, 2014, 05:33:50 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

EARTH-SIZED PLANET IN THE HABITABLE ZONE OF ANOTHER STAR: Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting in the "habitable zone" of another star. The planet, named "Kepler-186f" orbits an M dwarf, or red dwarf, a class of stars that makes up 70 percent of the stars in the Milky Way.

Yowbarb Note: See suspicious0bservers video of yesterday afternoon,  it was streaming live posted 16 hrs. ago

NASA's Huge Announcement (4.17.2014) Commentary  8:10

Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZogoaI0Clj8&feature=share
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 18, 2014, 05:46:25 AM
Yowbarb Note: The Spaceweather site has not updated their daily sun feature. This is recent info and there is a chance of M-Flares.
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6-hr max:  C4   0809 UT Apr18
 24-hr:  C4   0809 UT  Apr18

http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF M-CLASS FLARES: NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-class flares today. The most likely source may be sunspot AR2035, which produced this M1-class eruption during the late hours of April 16th:

MOVIE Link: http://sdowww.lmsal.com/sdomedia/h264/2014/04/16/SSW_cutout_20140416T1949-20140416T2019_AIA_131-193-171_S14E09.mov
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 18, 2014, 02:01:59 PM
Yowbarb Note:
I got an email from Marshall about the M7.3 Class solar flare!
Missed it!  Literally snoozing.
Spaceweather Info below, saying M7.
First is the video link saying it was an M7.3 More links for SolarWatcher at the share link, below.
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Date: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 8:41 AM
Subject: SolarWatcher just uploaded a video  Strong M7.3 Solar Flare April 18, 2014  1:59  302 views

LINK:  http://youtu.be/Mm20YCiGzvQ
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Active Region 12036 unleashed a long duration (LDE) M7.3 Solar Flare today at 13:03 UTC. Associated with this blast was a very powerful Halo coronal mass ejection (CME). The spread of this eruption released from the solar corona does indicate a possible earth-directed component that could impact earths magnetic field early April 21st where a strong Geomagnetic storm (Kp 7) could be possible.

Newsletter Download Link (April)
http://www.solarwatcher.net/index.php?option=com_mediashop&view=simpleitem&Itemid=75
Newsletter Download Link (May)
http://www.solarwatcher.net/index.php?option=com_mediashop&view=simpleitem&Itemid=76

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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 18, 2014, 02:15:01 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 21, 2014, 04:46:09 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 22, 2014, 05:42:49 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 23, 2014, 06:07:41 AM
Yowbarb Note:
Nothing too tremendous going on with the sun today. There is a chance of M-flares.
Gap in the GOES X-ray Flux chart. See image
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 25, 2014, 07:17:43 AM
Yowbarb Note:
X 1.33 class solar flare according to suspicious0bservers. Spaceweather says X1.3
the CME was big but facing away from the earth.
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http://spaceweather.com/

X-FLARE, RADIO BLACKOUT: Departing sunspot complex AR2035-AR2046 erupted on April 25th at 0032 UT, producing a strong X1.3-class solar flare and an HF communications blackout on the dayside of Earth. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a flash of extreme ultraviolet radiation from the explosion.
The explosion also produced a CME, but because the blast site was so close to the sun's western limb, the cloud is not heading toward our planet. The chance of a geomagnetic storm remains low.
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 25, 2014, 07:25:03 AM
Yowbarb Note: Again, the X1.33 Class solar flare is not supposed to result in a geomagnetic storm or if it is, not big. The CME was going out away from earth.

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 25, 2014, 11:44:37 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C3   1208 UT Apr25
 24-hr:  X1   0032 UT  Apr25
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 26, 2014, 07:40:15 AM
6-hr maximum is only a B7. However there is a chance of X-Flares today.
Posting more info later...

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B7   0801 UT Apr26
 24-hr:  C1   0629 UT  Apr26
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1400 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 27, 2014, 07:15:06 AM
Solar activity low...
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http://spaceweather.com/ 

QUIET SUN: Solar activity is low. Only a few sunspots are facing Earth, and none has the kind of complex magnetic field that harbors energy for strong explosions. NOAA forecasters estimate a waning 10% chance of M-class flares and only a 1% chance of X-flares on April 27th
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 28, 2014, 06:20:39 AM
The Sun is quiet - but watch those incoming sunspots - suspicious0bservers in his AM video. [color]

S0 News April 28, 2014: Storm Alert, Planets, Spaceweather
  4:43

http://youtu.be/nIKh_RZYN-E

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Current Conditions 28 Apr 14
 
Solar wind
 speed: 301.2  km/sec
 density: 3.3  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1307 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B7   1226 UT Apr28
 24-hr:  B7   0415 UT  Apr28
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT
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Daily Sun: 28 Apr 14
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 29, 2014, 07:11:40 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

CONTINUED QUIET: Solar activity remains low. Only a few sunspots are facing Earth, and none has the kind of complex magnetic field that harbors energy for strong explosions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 10% chance of M-class flares and only a 1% chance of X-flares on April 28th
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 30, 2014, 06:39:40 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 30, 2014, 02:39:50 PM
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B7   1942 UT Apr30
 24-hr:  C1   0620 UT  Apr30
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2100 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 01, 2014, 06:55:15 AM
Solar Activity continues low for now. Chance of M Flares

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B5   0711 UT May01
 24-hr:  B7   0142 UT  May01
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 01, 2014, 10:16:36 AM
Update from Spaceweather:

http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES: Growing sunspot AR2049 has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. This active region is turning toward Earth so geoeffective flares are possible in the days ahead. NOAA forecasters estimate a 20% chance of M-flares on May 1st
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 02, 2014, 07:16:57 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 03, 2014, 03:49:15 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  C1   2025 UT May03
 24-hr:  C5   0608 UT  May03
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2200 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 03, 2014, 08:53:52 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF X-FLARES Two days ago, sunspot AR2051 didn't exist. Now it is three times wider than Earth and still growing
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 04, 2014, 06:15:03 AM
S0 News May 4, 2014: Fiji Quake, Interplanetary Shockwave  4:35

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3afX4dl54po&feature=share&list=UUTiL1q9YbrVam5nP2xzFTWQ

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 04, 2014, 06:18:28 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 04, 2014, 12:22:39 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1301 UT May04
 24-hr:  C9   1231 UT  May04
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1900 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 05, 2014, 10:47:34 AM
Yowbarb Note: Solar activity has been low so far today.
See the 24-hour max of C1 and the 6-hr max of C1 and the NOAA chart.
There is a chance of a big flare, though.
See the movie link, just below...
CLICK:
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/05may14/westernspots_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=l82se7djttlg97n66ctpdlr2h1

http://www.spaceweather.com/   Spaceweather

6-hr max:  C1   1223 UT May05
 24-hr:  C1   1223 UT  May05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1700 UT

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html   C1

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WESTERN SUNSPOTS Sunspot AR2051 has a 'delta-class' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong X-class solar flares
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 05, 2014, 09:22:50 PM
Update:
 C8 is the 24 - hour max and C8 is the 6-hour max
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http://www.spaceweather.com/ 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 06, 2014, 05:54:58 AM
Yowbarb Note: I missed it. M Flare this morning.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 07, 2014, 02:49:03 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 07, 2014, 05:30:01 AM
7 AM Update from NOAA and Spaceweather

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C3   0630 UT May07
 24-hr:  C3   0630 UT  May07
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1200 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 07, 2014, 09:37:48 AM
M Flare, just now May 07 2014. It's 12:35 PM EDT now.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html    http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 07, 2014, 10:30:04 AM
Spaceweather finally updated the site to show the M1 flare.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   1630 UT May07
 24-hr:  M1   1630 UT  May07
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1700 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 08, 2014, 06:56:13 AM
Yowbarb Note:
Been following the weather and missed the M5 flare.
Update below.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 09, 2014, 10:28:39 AM
Photo below: Auroras
Taken by Nancy Dean on May 8, 2014 @ the sunset was still showing strong on Mount Spur when the Northern Lights come out to dance across the Alaska Sky

Spaceweather:  http://www.spaceweather.com/

WEAK INTERPLANETARY SHOCK SPARKS AURORAS:
An interplanetary shock wave, origin unknown, hit Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of May 7th. Although the weak impact did not spark a geomagnetic storm, solar wind conditions in the wake of the shock have been favorable for auroras. Nancy Dean took this picture last night on Mount Spur, Alaska.

"The sunset was still showing strong on May 8th when the Northern Lights came out to dance across the Alaskan sky," says Dean.

As northern spring unfolds, persistent twilight is spreading into the night skies of Alaska. It takes a bright display of auroras to be seen against such a backdrop. Dean's photo is evidence that a weak shock does not necessarily produce weak auroras.

More lights are possible tonight. NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% chance of polar geomagnetic storms as Earth exits the wake of the shock
 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 09, 2014, 10:35:58 AM
Yowbarb Note: Chance of X Flares today
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 09, 2014, 02:00:55 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max:  C7   1501 UT May09
 24-hr:  C7   1501 UT  May09
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 10, 2014, 08:36:55 AM
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   0939 UT May10
 24-hr:  C8   0702 UT  May10
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 11, 2014, 05:07:38 AM
Chance of M Flares today

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   0810 UT May11
 24-hr:  C6   0443 UT  May11
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1200 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 11, 2014, 05:43:31 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

MOTHER'S DAY CMEs MISS EARTH: A pair of bright coronal mass ejections (CMEs) billowed away from the eastern limb of the sun on May 11th, Mother's Day in the USA.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 12, 2014, 09:43:22 AM
INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: NOAA forecasters have boosted the odds of an M-class solar flare today to 50% mainly in response to the rapid growth of a new sunspot in the sun's southern hemisphere. The sunspot, designated AR2060, has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong eruptions.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 13, 2014, 03:59:50 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

CO-ROTATING INTERACTION REGION: NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on May 14th when a co-rotating interaction region (CIR) is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. CIRs are transition zones between fast and slow solar wind streams. Solar wind plasma piles up in these regions, producing density gradients and shock waves that do a good job of sparking auroras.

Yowbarb Note:  Er, what they said...
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 13, 2014, 02:23:39 PM
Yowbarb Note: My understanding is, we could see large quakes on the earth from this...Not necessarily huge just M5+   More likely >6
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http://spaceweather.com/

CORONAL CANYON Today, the sun's atmosphere is split down the middle by a canyon-shaped coronal hole. 13 May 14 Photo by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The chasm is almost directly facing Earth
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 13, 2014, 08:09:50 PM
Yowbarb Note: There is a slight increase in solar activity, still not a lot.
The six-hour maximum solar flaring was C6.
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http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 14, 2014, 01:26:51 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 14, 2014, 01:57:15 PM
Yowbarb Note:
There is an update on Spaceweather about a rapidly -growing sunspot.The image is not posted right on their site but if you click the blank image it opens up to a movie.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

RAPIDLY GROWING SUNSPOT:
A new sunspot is emerging in the sun's northern hemisphere. In less than a single day, the unnumbered active region has swollen from a barely-visible speck to a double-cored active region five times wider than Earth. Click to view the rapid developments: 
CLICK;
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/14may14/newspot_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=8e65g7lhevcneipk6al8mpvgu4

The new sunspot is growing so rapidly that its magnetic field is unstable. The region's magnetic canopy is crackling with C-class solar flares, including a bright C8-flare photographed by Andy Devey of southern Spain. Stronger flares could be in the offing if developments continue apace. Check back soon for updates
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 15, 2014, 01:08:31 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 15, 2014, 01:10:03 PM
http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/9/5/055004/article
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 16, 2014, 07:22:52 AM
Yowbarb Note: Solar activity is not high right now. Will post more later. The six-hour maximum flare is only C1.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: SOLAR EVENTS
Post by: Yowbarb on May 16, 2014, 09:55:58 AM
Putting the Solar Events and geomagnetic storms back into a separate SOLAR EVENTS Board, again.
Barb Townsend
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 16, 2014, 10:15:12 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 17, 2014, 01:13:25 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C3   0239 UT May17
 24-hr:  C3   0239 UT  May17
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 17, 2014, 08:25:21 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

MOSTLY QUIET WITH A CHANCE OF FLARES:  Solar activity is low. However, two sunspots have 'beta-gamma' magnetic fields that harbor energy for moderately-strong flares. NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% chance of M-flares during the next 24 hours.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 17, 2014, 08:32:28 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 19, 2014, 05:46:33 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 20, 2014, 06:02:02 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 20, 2014, 10:48:40 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

SOLAR SECTOR BOUNDARY CROSSING: High-latitude auroras are possible on May 21st when Earth crosses through a fold in the heliospheric current sheet. This is called a "solar sector boundary crossing," and NOAA forecasters estimate a 20% chance of polar geomagnetic storms when it occurs
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 21, 2014, 04:58:33 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   0723 UT May21
 24-hr:  C2   0138 UT  May21
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1100 UT

Daily Sun 21 May 1014

None of these sunspots has a complex magnetic field that harbors energy for strong flares.
Solar activity is low. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 22, 2014, 11:45:42 AM
Solar Activity Low C1 6-hr max. 22 May 14.
NOAA chart on Spaceweather site updated at noon.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 23, 2014, 07:41:19 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 23, 2014, 09:40:55 AM
Solar flare activity is still low.
Noon Update on Spaceweather site.  http://www.spaceweather.com/
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X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1152 UT May23
 24-hr:  C1   0459 UT  May23
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1600 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 23, 2014, 12:22:05 PM
Yowbarb Note: Northern hemisphere. Areas with no clouds, or little clouds. If you can see the moon really later night or pre-dawn you might be able to catch the meteor shower.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

ANTICIPATION BUILDS FOR TONIGHT'S METEOR SHOWER: This weekend, Earth will pass through a stream of debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR. If forecasters are correct, the encounter could produce an outburst of bright meteors numbering more than 200 per hour.  Most models agree that peak rates should occur between the hours of 0600 UT and 0800 UT (2 a.m. and 4 a.m. EDT) on Saturday morning, May 24th, a time frame that favors observers in North America.  It is worth noting, however, that Earth has never encountered this stream of debris before, so forecasters cannot be certain of their predictions.  The display could be a complete dud, a fantastic "meteor storm," or anything in between. Whatever happens, NASA plans to chat about it.

It is often said that this is a new shower, and no one has ever seen a Camelopardalid meteor before. Well...maybe just one. "We searched through our database of several thousand bright meteors and found a likely candidate," reports Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "Back on May 9th of 2012, one of our all-sky cameras caught it burning up at an altitude of 66 kilometers."
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 24, 2014, 04:14:45 PM
M1

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   1836 UT May24
 24-hr:  M1   1836 UT  May24
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 25, 2014, 01:14:09 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity ticked upward on May 24th with the eruption of an M1-class solar flare from sunspot AR2065. Sunspot AR2073 also poses a threat for M-class flares, so the weekend might not be as quiet as previously supposed
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 27, 2014, 10:13:08 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET WITH A CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity is low. However, departing sunspot AR2065 has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. If such an explosion does occur, it would be well-connected to Earth. The sun's spiralling magnetic field leads from the sun's western limb, where AR2065 is located, almost directly back to our planet. Solar flare alerts:  text, voice

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C4   1415 UT May27
 24-hr:  C4   1415 UT  May27
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1700 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 27, 2014, 08:33:50 PM
The Mega Flare | Sun Series 6   6:38

LINK:  http://youtu.be/_qMQ1Y_7SOg

Published on May 27, 2014
Sun Series - The Mega Flare
Supplemental Resources Available Summer 2014: Contact Ben@ObservatoryProject.com
www.ObservatoryProject.com
www.Suspicious0bservers.org
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 30, 2014, 09:14:27 AM
Anomaly, C(lie)mate, Spaceweather | S0 News May 30, 2014    6:32

http://youtu.be/JcR3mExf0Ek
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 01, 2014, 11:37:56 AM
From Spaceweather - not much happening as far as solar flare activity.
From today's video by suspicious0bservers (Ben Davidson) a brief mention of a solar polar flip slowly occurring. Image below.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/  Spaceweather

6-hr max:  B6   1201 UT Jun01
 24-hr:  C2   0137 UT  Jun01
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT

Today's video by suspicious0bservers (Ben Davidson) image below.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 02, 2014, 12:48:15 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/  Spaceweather
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 02, 2014, 04:16:11 PM
Update: 

QUIET WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity is low. New sunspot 2077 has developed an unstable 'beta-gamma' magnetic field, prompting NOAA forecasters to boost the odds of an M-flare today to 5%. However, that's still a 95% chance of nothing happening. Unless a filament collapses (see below), the quiet should continue.

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 02, 2014, 10:20:57 PM
Update:   M Flare

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   0409 UT Jun03
 24-hr:  M1   0409 UT  Jun03
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 02, 2014, 10:25:37 PM
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 04, 2014, 11:40:08 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 05, 2014, 11:36:05 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B5   1312 UT Jun05
 24-hr:  B5   1312 UT  Jun05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 05, 2014, 11:51:47 AM
Yowbarb Note: suspicious0bservers Uploaded 2 hours ago. He had observed the two-three minute interval heartbeat oscillations of the sun...He had shared this info April 29, 2014 in his Sun Series.
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Sun Series | Educators' Notes - June 5, 2014   Views

Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCshTArxUHs&list=UUTiL1q9YbrVam5nP2xzFTWQ&feature=share

Published on Jun 5, 2014
Sun Series: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=...
Big Bear Solar Observatory: http://bbso.njit.edu
Paper Submitted in January: http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/7...
Our Website: http://www.suspicious0bservers.org
Electric Earth and Sun: http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/el...
Mobile Observatory Project: http://www.observatoryproject.com

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 06, 2014, 07:26:33 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 06, 2014, 10:24:54 PM
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/today.html#xray
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 07, 2014, 02:19:59 PM
Update from Spaceweather.

http://spaceweather.com/

The CME hurtled away from the sun at 520 km/s or 1.2 millon mph. It was not, however, squarely Earth-directed. Today's impact was only a glancing blow, hence the expectation of minor geomagnetic activity. Stay tuned for updates.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 09, 2014, 06:31:13 AM
Note: Slight increase in solar activity. The highest flare in 6 hours is a C9.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 09, 2014, 09:27:33 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 10, 2014, 08:39:55 AM
There was an X2 flare - and an X1.5+ !!!

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 10, 2014, 08:51:46 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 10, 2014, 12:46:46 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M8   1301 UT Jun10
 24-hr:  X2   1142 UT  Jun10
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1900 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 10, 2014, 07:16:34 PM
6-hr max:  C2   2359 UT Jun10

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 11, 2014, 07:57:02 AM
Yesterday there was a X2.2 and a X1.5.
Another X1 Flare, today, June 11th. Around 5 AM EDT. Incoming CME from it.
Check the Spaceweather site for updates from NOAA.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 11, 2014, 03:12:26 PM
There was just an M3 solar flare.
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 12, 2014, 12:22:37 AM
The NOAA chart was updated a few minutes ago, 0710 UTC, 03:10 AM EDT.
Another M flare this looks to be about an M1. The previous one was M3.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 12, 2014, 01:44:08 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M2   0421 UT Jun12
 24-hr:  M2   0421 UT  Jun12
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0800 UT 
 
 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 12, 2014, 06:25:14 AM
Our sun is still fairly active. Another M flare a short while ago.
M Flare Thursday June 12, 2014
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 12, 2014, 09:19:36 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES:
NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-class flares and a 30% chance of X-flares
on June 12th. The likely source is sunspot AR2087, which has already produced three major eruptions since June 10th and is turning toward Earth

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/12jun14/hmi1898.gif?PHPSESSID=5mhg8r52m8pkoklf4ac7gcvl17
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 12, 2014, 03:24:03 PM
Yowbarb Note: This looks to be the 5th M flare in about 24 hours, see the chart.
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 12, 2014, 06:56:24 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M3   2216 UT Jun12
 24-hr:  M3   2216 UT  Jun12
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 13, 2014, 02:25:41 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 13, 2014, 02:31:13 AM
As posted, last post:
"Sunspots AR2080, AR2085 and AR2087 have delta-class magnetic fields that harbor energy for X-class solar flares."

Spaceweather Home page:  http://spaceweather.com/

Here' the NOAA chart:

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 14, 2014, 03:24:31 PM
Recent M1 solar flare

http://www.spaceweather.com/   Spaceweather homepage

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html   NOAA chart
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 14, 2014, 03:41:09 PM
Departing Sunspots AR2080 and AR2085 could still cause an X Flare June 14, 2014 - Spaceweather site

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 16, 2014, 06:44:49 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   0742 UT Jun16
 24-hr:  M1   0001 UT  Jun16
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 18, 2014, 07:50:49 AM
Yowbarb Note:
Spaceweather site has not updated yet today. Solar activity is low so far...
6-hr maximum solar flare was only B7.
...

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 18, 2014, 01:41:36 PM
I'm not sure when Spaceweather finally updated their page. I checked it several times, earlier today.
Solar activity not high but possibility of M flares...
... http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 20, 2014, 09:40:49 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

Corkscrew eruption of sunspot complex AR2093-AR2094
See page and Click to view the eruption, and keep an eye on the circled region.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 21, 2014, 07:03:41 AM
The Solstice Sun is Quiet...

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 22, 2014, 09:46:42 AM
Yowbarb Note: Not much happening right now, with flaring at only the B7 level...However there is a chance for M flares... Image and info from the Spaceweather site.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 23, 2014, 01:10:58 AM
Yowbarb Note: The 24-hr max and the 6-hr max is only B4 solar flares, however there is a fair chance for M flares today.

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 24, 2014, 09:02:57 AM
No geomagnetic storms from this one:

http://www.spaceweather.com/
CME IMPACT, MORE TO COME: Arriving about a day later than expected, a CME hit Earth's magnetic field on June 23rd at 2300 UT. The impact did not spark a geomagnetic storm. A second CME following close behind could, however, push the geomagnetic field over the threshold into storm conditions. A glancing blow is expected during the early hours of June 24th
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 25, 2014, 06:45:05 AM
Solar flaring is in the really low range...
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 26, 2014, 07:08:38 AM
Yowbarb Note: Not much happening with solar flaring right now. Conditions are Quiet.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 28, 2014, 12:48:22 PM
Update from Spaceweather:

http://www.spaceweather.com/
...a cluster of active regions emerges over the sun's eastern limb.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 30, 2014, 08:09:57 AM
Emerging Sunspots

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 01, 2014, 05:05:43 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 01, 2014, 11:27:32 AM
Yowbarb Note: On H2 - Channel 127 is a program called Mega Disasters, today at 3 PM we have Gamma Ray Burst. Update from Spaceweather, next.

http://www.history.com/schedule
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http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 01, 2014, 01:00:49 PM
http://spaceweather.com/  24-hour maximum solar flare was an M1
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 03, 2014, 08:33:13 AM
http://spaceweather.com/ 

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 07, 2014, 12:51:02 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

WAITING FOR FLARES: For days, solar activity has been low, but the quiet seems unlikely to last. Two big sunspots, AR2108 and AR2109, have unstable "beta-gamma-delta" magnetic fields that harbor energy for strong, Earth-directed eruptions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-flares and a 10% chance of X-flares on July 7th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 07, 2014, 12:56:53 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 09, 2014, 06:49:32 AM
M6 yesterday.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1230 UT Jul09
 24-hr:  M1   0026 UT  Jul09
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 10, 2014, 08:16:02 AM
Yowbarb Note: RADIO STATIC FROM THE SUN  - July 09, 2014 -
see Spaceweather page, click the link to hear the sound -Two-Minute Audio Sample:
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RADIO STATIC FROM THE SUN  - July 09, 2014 - see Spaceweather page for sound

Excerpt with links:

Radio bursts such as these are sparked by shock waves moving through the sun's atmosphere. Set in motion by flares, these shock waves excite plasma instabilities that emit static-y radio waves. Because there are a whole variety of plasma instabilities,
[ http://www.ips.gov.au/Category/World%20Data%20Centre/Data%20Display%20and%20Download/Spectrograph/Solar%20Radio%20Burst%20Classifications.pdf ]

there is a corresponding variety of radio burst types. Ashcraft recorded a mixture of Type II and Type IV. More examples may be found here: http://www.heliotown.com/Radio_Sun_Introduction.html 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 10, 2014, 08:22:41 AM
Note: Chance of X Flares today from Big sunspots AR2108 and AR2109. Chance of M flares from AR2113.
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http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 14, 2014, 12:47:57 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

GROWING QUIET: The odds of an Earth-directed solar flare are plummeting as sunspots AR2108 and AR2109 rotate over over the sun's western limb. The departure of these two active regions leaves the face of the sun almost blank. Solar activity should remain low for the next 24-48 hours.

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B6   1717 UT Jul14
 24-hr:  C1   1246 UT  Jul14
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1900 UT 
 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 16, 2014, 06:41:10 AM
Yowbarb Note: Spaceweather is saying flares will soon follow this blank sun...
...http://www.spaceweather.com/

July 16, 2014
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 17, 2014, 05:08:33 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/   Where Did All The Sunsppts Go?

Excerpt: "In case you couldn't find AR2113's tiny decaying core, here it is." http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/17jul14/hmi1898.gif?PHPSESSID=j4p4alimn8865ftqdosgp93p67
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 19, 2014, 01:33:27 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

THE "ALL QUIET EVENT": For the 4th day in a row, solar activity is extremely low. Compared to the beginning of July, when sunspots were abundant, the sun's global X-ray output has dropped by a factor of ten. Moreover, on July 17th the sunspot number fell all the way to zero. We call it "the All Quiet Event."

As July 19th unfolds, the sun is no longer completely blank. Three small sunspots are emerging, circled in this image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory:
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 20, 2014, 05:39:42 AM
Solar Activity remains very low...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 24, 2014, 01:37:37 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

THE SOLAR SUPERSTORM OF JULY 2012: This week marks the second anniversary of a scary near-miss. On July 23, 2012, Earth narrowly evaded a powerful solar storm capable of knocking civilization back into the 19th century. The event confirms that "solar superstorms" are real, and the odds of impact may be higher than previously supposed: full story

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/23jul_superstorm/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 25, 2014, 09:14:14 AM
http://spaceweather.com/   STRANGE SITUATION
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 25, 2014, 09:19:49 AM
Daily info...not much happening...
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http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 26, 2014, 11:19:04 AM
Not much happening...
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http://spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 27, 2014, 05:25:53 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

QUIET SUN: Despite an uptick in the sunspot number, solar activity remains low. AR2121 has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares, but so far the quiet sunspot seems dis-inclined to erupt. A significant flare this weekend would be a surprise. Updates may be found on Twitter @spaceweatherman.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 28, 2014, 05:40:56 AM
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B9   0312 UT Jul28
 24-hr:  B9   0312 UT  Jul28
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 28, 2014, 06:06:19 PM
About 8 PM EDT Update.. very slight increase in solar flaring.
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http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1930 UT Jul28
 24-hr:  C2   1410 UT  Jul28
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 30, 2014, 11:08:31 AM
Slight increase in solar activity 6-hr max is  C9.
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Spaceweather site:  http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 31, 2014, 06:27:18 AM
Big uptick in solar activity: M2 solar flare
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http://spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions

Solar wind
 speed: 317.6  km/sec
 density: 3.3  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1317 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M2   1114 UT Jul31
 24-hr:  M2   1114 UT  Jul31
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 02, 2014, 08:36:19 PM
I haven't had time to post on here for a couple days.
Update: That was two M+ flares...
- Yowbarb
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 03, 2014, 09:45:59 AM
Not much happening with solar activity now. That is likely to change in the next few days.
See the Daily Sun update, below.
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

http://spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 05, 2014, 07:46:55 AM
There's a chance of M-Flares...
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http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 08, 2014, 11:00:07 AM
Spaceweather  http://spaceweather.com/  Daily Sun 08 Aug 14

"Solar activity is low. Not one of these sunspots has the kind of complex magnetic field that poses a threat for strong solar flares." Credit: SDO/HMI"

Image: "Beastly growth on the north, incoming." - suspicious0bservers

http://youtu.be/d11XS0YphLA?list=UUTiL1q9YbrVam5nP2xzFTWQ
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 08, 2014, 03:30:30 PM
Note: Still not much happening with the solar activity.
Latest Update, 2200 UTC, 5 PM EDT.
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http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C4   1701 UT Aug08
 24-hr:  C4   1701 UT  Aug08
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2200 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 11, 2014, 10:45:59 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

Solar activity is very low. None of the quiet sunspots poses a threat for strong flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
 
 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 12, 2014, 09:59:50 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

"Solar activity is very low. None of these sunspots poses a threat for strong flares."
Credit: SDO/HMI 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 15, 2014, 06:07:51 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

EARTH-DIRECTED ERUPTION: A magnetic filament snaking down the middle of the solar disk erupted on Aug. 15th at approximately 1700 UT. Quick-look data from NASA's STEREO probes suggest that the blast hurled a CME toward Earth. If so, the cloud would probably arrive on or about Aug. 18th. Stay tuned for updates.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 16, 2014, 11:04:14 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

Sunspots AR2139 and AR2144 have 'beta-gamma' magnetic fields that harbor energy for M-class solar flares.
Credit: SDO/HMI
 
 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 17, 2014, 08:01:33 PM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 20, 2014, 03:18:09 PM
Yowbarb Note: This update from the Spaceweather site is from 2200 UTC (5 PM EDT.)
...
http://spaceweather.com/

GEOMAGNETIC STORM, AURORAS SEEN FROM SPACE:  A moderate (G2-class) geomagnetic storm that erupted
following a CME strike on August 19th is subsiding now...


Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 21, 2014, 12:09:38 PM
M3 solar flare! This NOAA info from Spaceweather was updated about two hours ago, 1800 UTC - 1 PM EDT.
Posted before the flare by spaceweather: "Not one of these sunspots has the type of complex magnetic field that harbors energy for strong flares. Solar activity is low."
Credit: SDO/HMI...
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 21, 2014, 12:23:03 PM
UPDATE sudden flare just now. The C Flare goes up almost to the M line on the graph
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 29, 2014, 11:13:38 AM
Yowbarb Notes: suspicious0bservers mentioned a huge plasma filament also the large coronal hole is earth-facing.
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There was a G1 geomagnetic storm within the past 24-hours.
Right now, not much solar activity... potential for a large flare. See Daily Sun image.
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http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 07, 2014, 07:39:27 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

WEAK IMPACT: According to NOAA analysts, a CME hit Earth's magnetic field on Sept. 6th at 1525 UT. However, the impact was weak and did not spark geomagnetic storms.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 07, 2014, 07:46:49 AM
Yowbarb Note: There is a possibility of X-Class solar flares today.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 09, 2014, 01:11:43 PM
Yowbarb Note: M4-Class solar eruption within the past 24 hours.
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http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 09, 2014, 01:15:25 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

Sunspot AR2157 and AR2158 have delta-class magnetic fields that harbor energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 10, 2014, 11:04:46 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

LONG DURATION FLARE AND EARTH-DIRECTED CME  Sept 09, sunspot AR2158 erupted, producing an explosion that lasted 6 + hours
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 12, 2014, 10:26:16 AM
Yowbarb I had trouble posting this AM doing a whole system scan on my own computer. I am very careful about links, etc.l but it acted like it had a problem on someone else's computer. Here we have had trouble with TV sound blipping off, less cell reception etc. Not sure if related to a geomagnetic storm. Supposedly it is not that geo-effective.
What I tried to post previously today:
...On the bottom of the TV screen, while watching The Weather Channel for a minute, I saw a banner about a solar flare.
When I went to the Spaceweather site it was only a C9 - so maybe it was about yesterday's X Flare. X1 I think.

Spaceweather Update - 
THE SECOND CME HAS ARRIVED: For the second time today, a CME has hit Earth's magnetic field. The first strike, described below, was relatively minor. The second impact, which occurred at approximately 1600 UT, could be more potent CME #2 was propelled toward Earth by a powerful X-class solar flare on Sept. 10th. It could spark strong geomagnetic storms extending from Earth's poles to mid-latitudes. Stay tuned for updates about this developing story--and be alert for auroras!

SOLAR STORM UPDATE: The first of two CMEs expected to hit Earth's magnetic field on Sept. 12th arrived on schedule. Although the geomagnetic storm it provoked was technically only minor (G1-class), Northern Lights were observed as far south as Arizona. Chris Schur photographed the red glow of auroras peaking over the trees in the backyard of his home in Payson, AZ:
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 12, 2014, 10:30:38 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 21, 2014, 10:01:12 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun 22 Sept 14

"Emerging sunspot AR2172 has a delta-class magnetic field that harbors energy for strong flares..."
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 22, 2014, 10:26:34 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
AUTUMNAL EQUINOX: Today, Sept. 23rd at 0229 UT, the sun crossed the celestial equator heading south. The crossing marks the beginning of fall in the northern hemisphere--a.k.a. the autumnal equinox. Equinox means equal night. With the sun near the celestial equator, we experience equal amounts of daylight and darkness, 12 hours of each. Good news for sky watchers: It's also the beginning of aurora season
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 22, 2014, 10:33:29 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

[ Sunspot AR2172's primary dark cores are nearly as wide as Earth, and the entire group stretches more than 80,000 km from end to end. Sept 23, 2014 ]
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 24, 2014, 02:54:51 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun: 24 Sept 14

Sunspot AR2172 poses a growing threat for strong flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 24, 2014, 03:38:47 PM
There was an M-Class solar flare several hours ago...

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 26, 2014, 07:48:18 PM
Update:  Daily Sun 27 Sept 2014   

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 27, 2014, 04:07:05 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: Fast-growing sunspot AR2175 has developed a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for significant eruptions. As a result, NOAA forecasters have upped the daily odds of M-class flares to 65% and X-flares to 10%. Stay tuned for weekend fireworks.
Solar flare alerts: Text ......................http://spaceweathertext.com/
                          Voice .....................http://spaceweatherphone.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 28, 2014, 10:03:25 AM
Yowbarb Note: M5 solar flare was 9:58 PM EDT Sat night...
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SOLAR FLARE: Weekend fireworks were predicted, and the sun complied. On Sunday, Sept. 28th (0258 UT), the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2173 erupted, producing an M5-class solar flare. The sun was high overhead in Australia when Matt Wastell of Brisbane photographed the explosion:
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 28, 2014, 11:06:14 AM
Almost an M-Flare just now not posted yet on Spaceweather...
Corrrection that was an M1


http://spaceweather.com/
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 28, 2014, 04:17:32 PM
That solar flare I posted about previously was an M1. At the time the spaceweather site hadn't updated.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 29, 2014, 09:52:35 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: There are now four sunspot groups on the solar disk with unstable magnetic fields, which means an eruption today is likely. NOAA forecasters have raised the daily odds of an M-class solar flare to 75% and an X-flare to 15%.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 29, 2014, 10:05:49 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 02, 2014, 04:55:27 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M7   1901 UT Oct02
 24-hr:  M7   1901 UT  Oct02
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 02, 2014, 10:53:28 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

Departing sunspot complex AR2172-AR2173 erupted on Oct. 2nd around 1915 UT, producing an M7-class solar flare
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 03, 2014, 06:23:23 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 03, 2014, 06:26:43 AM
http://spaceweather.com/    RE the recent M7 event:

"A flash of UV radiation from the flare ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere, briefly disturbing the normal propagation of shortwave and VLF radio signals on the dayside of Earth. Otherwise there should be few Earth-effects from this eruption. Perched on the sun's western limb, the instigating sunspot group is not facing our planet and most of the explosion's debris should sail wide of Earth.

There is a slim chance that a CME emerging from the blast site could deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field in a few days. To evaluate this possibility, NOAA analysts are looking carefully at coronagraph data from SOHO and STEREO. Stay tuned."
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 03, 2014, 07:28:21 PM
M7 solar flare on October 02. Since then, the highest flare has been a C9.
Below is the update from about 7 PM EDT.
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http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   2215 UT Oct03
 24-hr:  C9   0648 UT  Oct03
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 03, 2014, 07:34:31 PM
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 06, 2014, 10:46:25 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

QUIET SUN:  Solar activity is low, and the quiet is likely to continue. Not one of the eight sunspot groups on the disk of the sun has the type of unstable magnetic field that poses a threat for strong eruptions. NOAA forecasters estimate a scant 5% chance of M-flares on Oct. 6th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 09, 2014, 02:47:03 PM
Yowbarb Note:
There was an M1 solar flare in the past 24 hours and something is expected to happen with flares in the near future.
See the Spaceweather site. This image is from early this morning. The sun is a bit more active now.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

LESS QUIET, MORE FLARES: Sunspot AR2181 is growing and beginning to crackle with impulsive M-class solar flares. This development could break several days of quiet on the sun and lead to a more active weekend
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 10, 2014, 07:20:12 AM
Image: Current Conditions and Daily Sun 10 Oct 14, Spaceweather site

Some chance of an M-class solar flare today.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 12, 2014, 03:37:28 PM
Solar activity low...

http://www.spaceweather.com/
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B3   1905 UT Oct12
 24-hr:  C2   0515 UT  Oct12
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2200 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 14, 2014, 11:22:01 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 16, 2014, 11:50:13 AM
 
 
 
Update from Spaceweather, M4-class solar flare recently.
- Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

Solar wind
 speed: 439.1  km/sec
 density: 4.7  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1837 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M4   1303 UT Oct16
 24-hr:  M4   1303 UT  Oct16
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT 

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 16, 2014, 12:10:53 PM
Daily Sun 16 Oct 14 Spaceweather site

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 16, 2014, 04:23:54 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 17, 2014, 08:12:46 AM
The 6-hour maximum solar flare is a C3.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C3   1249 UT Oct17
 24-hr:  C6   0500 UT  Oct17
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1400 UT

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 18, 2014, 11:51:43 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

A BEHEMOTH SUNSPOT EMERGES

See entire image:  http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=103159
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 19, 2014, 09:24:24 PM
X1-class solar flare earlier today... Oct 19th.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 20, 2014, 05:27:20 AM
Increasing chance of big solar flares today.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 20, 2014, 11:24:30 AM
Another recent M flare...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 20, 2014, 11:51:20 PM
This update from 1 AM EDT. The sun has quieted down for now.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C4   0220 UT Oct21
 24-hr:  C4   0220 UT  Oct21
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0600 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 21, 2014, 07:20:10 AM
Image from Spaceweather:

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=103395

Monster Sunspot AR2192 taken by Karzaman Ahmad on October 21, 2014 @ Langkawi Nagtional Observatory, MALAYSIA
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 21, 2014, 07:26:22 AM
See the Spaceweather site:  http://www.spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 21, 2014, 07:55:53 AM
X1 flare yesterday. Five recent M-class solar flares. More X flares likely to occur.
Big CME behind the sun....

Siding Spring Updates, 5 M Flares | S0 News October 21, 2014

http://youtu.be/8J297p-bVtE?list=UUTiL1q9YbrVam5nP2xzFTWQ
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 21, 2014, 11:48:42 PM
Recent M9-class solar flare Oct 22, 2014

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 22, 2014, 12:53:14 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

LOTS OF SOLAR FLARES: Solar activity is high. During the past 48 hours, monster sunspot AR2192 has produced a series of seven M-class solar flares of increasing intensity. The eruptions crossed the threshold into X-territory with an X1-class flare on Oct. 22nd. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a powerful flash of extreme UV radiation in the sunspot's magnetic canopy at 14:30 UT:
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 22, 2014, 04:59:04 PM
In this morning's video from Ben Davidson (Suspicious Observers) he mentions the partial solar eclipse tomorrow.
- Yowbarb
...http://www.spaceweather.com/

Spaceweather

SUNSET SOLAR ECLIPSE: On Thursday, Oct. 23rd, the Moon will pass in front of the sun, off center, producing a partial solar eclipse visible from almost all of North America. This animated visibility map shows when to look. The event will be particularly beautiful in the Central and Eastern time zones where maximum eclipse occurs at sunset. Science@NASA has the full story:
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/17oct_sunseteclipse/
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 22, 2014, 10:37:50 PM
Click link for video NASA Science Casts  Sunset Solar Eclipse

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/17oct_sunseteclipse/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 23, 2014, 06:15:00 AM
This update from Spaceweather is a little over an hour ago. 1300 UT, 0800.
More X Flares are expected. Please continue to check the Spaceweather site for all Current Conditions and updates:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   0950 UT Oct23
 24-hr:  M1   0950 UT  Oct23
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 23, 2014, 06:46:37 AM
Ben Davidson (suspicious0bservers) mentions with the huge earth-facing sunspot we could be having X10 flares, but currently there is not much ejecta and the flares have not been geoeffective...
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X Class Solar Flare, Exo-comets, Eclipse | S0 News October 23, 2014

http://youtu.be/1xTllJrgRkE?list=UUTiL1q9YbrVam5nP2xzFTWQ
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 24, 2014, 10:44:51 PM
I missed this today. Marshall let me know about the X3.1-class solar flare.

Also he sent me this:

SolarWatcher has uploaded

Major EARTH-FACING X3.1 Solar Flare - Oct 24, 2014


http://youtu.be/gYg9ZE_Rkb4?list=UUvlaglrEr1BaNFnSSCF2SGg



Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 24, 2014, 10:49:02 PM
X3.1-class solar flare today, Oct 24, 2014

http://www.spaceweather.com/   

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 25, 2014, 06:59:23 PM
Belated post from Yowbarb, nearly 10 PM EDT here, now. As many of you know there was an X1 and an X3.1
in the past 24 hours. The 6-hr max is M8.
Still a 45% chance of X Flares. The update below is from about 7 PM EDT:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M8   1800 UT Oct25
 24-hr:  X3   2140 UT  Oct24
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 26, 2014, 01:31:11 AM
Midnight update from Spaceweather. (Chart says 0800 UTC.)
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C9   0621 UT Oct26
 24-hr:  X1   1709 UT  Oct25
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 26, 2014, 02:17:24 PM
Spaceweather Update: 2100 UT (4 PM EDT)
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

THREE DAYS, THREE X-FLARES: Today (Oct. 26), for the third day in a row, Earth-orbiting satellites detected an X-class solar flare.

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M4   1815 UT Oct26
 24-hr:  X2   1056 UT  Oct26
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2100 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 26, 2014, 10:53:47 PM
Update from Spaceweather 0500 UT - 12 midnight EDT Oct 27
6-hr max M7
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http://www.spaceweather.com/    http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M7   0035 UT Oct27
 24-hr:  M7   0034 UT  Oct27
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 27, 2014, 09:18:36 AM
Yowbarb Note: There was an X2 solar flare in the past six hours. More are expected.
Check spaceweather site for more info. This update is from 1500 UC aka 10 AM EDT.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
 
X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max:  X2   1447 UT Oct27
 24-hr:  X2   1447 UT  Oct27
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT 
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

GIANT SUNSPOT CRACKLING WITH FLARES: AR2192 is the biggest sunspot in nearly 25 years, and it is still growing. The active region now covers 2750 millionths of the solar disk, an area equivalent to 33 planet Earths skinned and spread out flat. It is so large that sky watchers are seeing it with the naked eye when the sun is dimmed by low-hanging clouds or, in this case, dense fog.
Barry Freas took the picture on October 26th from Red Hill, Kentucky. "It was a very foggy morning," he says. "AR2192 was remarkable."

Big sunspots tend to produce strong flares, and AR2192 is no exception. It is crackling with magnetic activity. Since the active region appeared on Oct. 19th it has unleashed 5 X-flares and a dozen M-flares. The most intense of these flares have caused HF radio blackouts and other communication disturbances on the dayside of Earth.

Usually, strong flares are accompanied by massive CMEs--billion-ton clouds of electrified gas that billow away from the blast site. So far, however, none of the eruptions from AR2192 has produced a major CME. Without a series of CMEs to hit Earth and rattle our planet's magnetic field, there have been no geomagnetic storms nor any widespread auroras.

More eruptions are in the offing. NOAA forecasters estimate an 85% chance of M-class flares and a 55% chance of X-flares during the next 24 hours.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 27, 2014, 11:51:40 PM
This Update from spaceweather is from 0600 UTC, 1 AM EDT.
Please continue to check the site for more info:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M6   0332 UT Oct28
 24-hr:  M6   0332 UT  Oct28
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0600 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 28, 2014, 01:51:01 PM
Update 2000 UTC - 1500 hrs - 3 PM EDT
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

SUPER-SUNSPOT PREPARES TO DEPART: The biggest sunspot in nearly 25 years is about to leave the solar disk. ...AR2192 approaching the western limb on Oct. 27th
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X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   1406 UT Oct28
 24-hr:  M6   0332 UT  Oct28
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 28, 2014, 09:09:28 PM
There are no Geomagnetic Storm Warnings but conditions are Unsettled.
29 Oct 2014.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 29, 2014, 01:37:55 PM
M1-class solar flare. Slight increase in activity. See the Spaceweather site for info and updates:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 29, 2014, 10:37:06 PM
6-hr max:  M3   
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M3   0135 UT Oct30
 24-hr:  M3   0135 UT  Oct30
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 30, 2014, 01:16:29 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 30, 2014, 08:17:42 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

A SCARY STORM MISSES EARTH: In July 2012, Earth had a close call with a solar superstorm, the kind of space weather event that could cause significant damage to our technological infrastructure. Fortunately, it missed:

>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ukQhycKOFw

In a newly-released interview, NASA heliophysicist Lika Guhathakurta discusses what might have happened if the storm had enveloped our planet. Play it! >>>> http://youtu.be/kF_fefRayto  35:03
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 31, 2014, 07:05:31 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 01, 2014, 08:16:38 PM
Update from Spaceweather was 2359 UTC, 1859 - 6:59 PM EDT

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   1820 UT Nov01
 24-hr:  C7   1646 UT  Nov01
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 02, 2014, 12:05:02 AM
Yowbarb Note: Go to Spaceweather page to click the link, movie of the solar flare. http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF POLAR MAGNETIC STORMS: A stream of solar wind is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, sparking beautiful lights around the Arctic Circle. The display is likely to continue over the next 48 hours. NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Nov. 2nd and 3rd.
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HYDER FLARE MISSES EARTH: Earth-orbiting satellites detected a solar flare on Nov. 1st. Usually solar flares come from sunspots, but there were no sunspots anywhere near this blast. A movie from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows what happened.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 02, 2014, 08:54:11 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

"Because AR2192 hurled zero CMEs toward Earth, our planet did not experience any geomagnetic storms during the sunspot's apparition. For aurora watchers, the Great Sunspot was actually a bit of a dud.

Right now AR2192 is transiting the farside of the sun. If it does not decay too much while it is there, the sunspot could return intact to the Earthside before mid-November."

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C9   2105 UT Nov02
 24-hr:  C9   2105 UT  Nov02
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2014, 10:23:03 AM
M2-ClassSolar Flare past six hours, 1815 UTC, 115 PM EST Nov 03, 2014 NOAA

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M2   1201 UT Nov03
 24-hr:  M2   1153 UT  Nov03
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT 
 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 05, 2014, 05:48:35 AM
This Spaceweather update is from about 45 minutes ago, or about 0800 Eastern Standard Time. 1300 UTC. M7 solar flares.
...http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M7   0947 UT Nov05
 24-hr:  M7   0947 UT  Nov05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 05, 2014, 06:02:01 AM
Yowbarb Note - Solar activity has been increasing a little bit.
Here are the Current Conditions and the Daily Sun Update within the past hour.
Be sure to check the Spaceweather site itself for updates:
...http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 05, 2014, 08:53:24 PM
It looks like the most recent M flare was about an M5 it's not included in the update, below.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M2   1945 UT Nov05
 24-hr:  M7   0947 UT  Nov05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 06, 2014, 08:59:09 AM
Note: Check the Spaceweather site and NOAA charts for updates.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

HIGH SOLAR ACTIVITY: Solar activity is intensifying. Sunspot AR2205 has unleashed at least 4 strong M-class solar flares in the past 24 hours (Nov. 5-6), and it appears that stronger explosions could be in the offing. NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of X-flares on Nov. 6th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 06, 2014, 11:20:19 AM
Recent update from Spaceweather was 1900 UTC, 2 PM EST. Biggest flare in past 24 hours awas an M5.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 07, 2014, 08:56:58 PM
Belated update from Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-FLARE! Active sunspot AR2205 erupted again on Nov. 7th (1726 UT) producing a potent X1-class solar flare and a CME. Extreme UV radiation from the flare ionized the upper layers of Earth's atmosphere, producing a short-lived HF radio blackout on the dayside of our planet. We do not yet know if the CME is Earth-directed. Stay tuned for updates
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 07, 2014, 09:13:50 PM
It's already Nov 08 EST - but anyway here is the Daily Sun for Nov 07.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 08, 2014, 10:56:51 PM
Be sure to check the Spaceweather site directly for updates. Here is the Nov 09 Update:

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C4   0309 UT Nov09
 24-hr:  C4   0309 UT  Nov09
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0600 UT

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 09, 2014, 07:48:43 AM
Very recent flare M- it is not listed yet perhaps an M2. Check Spaceweather site for updates:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 09, 2014, 12:50:29 PM
Yes indeed that was an M2 solar flare, referred to in my previous post. That was my guess, since it hadn't been updated yet on Spaceweather. - Yowbarb 
...http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M2   1532 UT Nov09
 24-hr:  M2   1532 UT  Nov09
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 10, 2014, 05:26:22 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C3   2333 UT Nov10
 24-hr:  C7   0222 UT  Nov10
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 10, 2014, 09:20:40 PM
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 12, 2014, 07:37:08 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 14, 2014, 10:17:17 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Returning sunspot AR2192 (circled) may pose a threat for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 14, 2014, 03:39:22 PM
Click for moving image:
>> http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/14nov14/oldspot_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=6t4gkbkvpm7tqiaj9kdidt44u7

OLD SUNSPOT RETURNS: Sunspot AR2192, the reports of your death were exaggerated. Yesterday, when the old sunspot first began to show itself following a two-week trip around the farside of the sun, it appeared to be in an advanced state of decay. Today, however, we can see that it is still a medium-to-large sunspot. Keep an eye on the circled area in this 48-hour movie from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
This is the sunspot that made headlines last month as "the biggest sunspot in 25 years." During the second half of October, AR2192 crossed the face of the sun, blasting Earth's upper atmosphere with dozens of solar flares. Strong HF radio blackouts were a daily occurance, and millions of people glimpsed the great sunspot during a partial solar eclipse. If this old spot is returning with even a fraction of its former vigour, it could bring a sharp uptick in solar activity. NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% of M-flares and a 20% chance of X-flares on Nov. 14th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 15, 2014, 08:30:53 AM
Yowbarb Note -
The six-hour maximum solar flare was an M3. The 24-hr max, M3.
Scientists are keeping an eye on returning sunspot AR192.
Please go to the Spaceweather site itself for frequent updates.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/   http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 15, 2014, 01:25:52 PM
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 16, 2014, 09:51:01 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html

Returning sunspot AR2192, re-numbered AR2209 for its second trip around the sun, has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 16, 2014, 10:47:56 AM
Update - Recent high M flare Nov 16, 2014

http://www.spaceweather.com/     http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 18, 2014, 01:51:00 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES:  Today, Nov. 18th, NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of X-class solar flares. The likely source would be old sunspot AR2192, now making its second trip across the face of the sun. AR2192 has an unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong explosions.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 19, 2014, 03:29:19 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 19, 2014, 12:38:13 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET WITH A CHANCE OF FLARES: Old sunspot AR2192 (a.k.a. AR2209) has been quiet for the past two days, but it still poses a threat for strong flares. The sunspot's 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field is unstable and harbors energy for X-class eruptions. If such flare does occur today (NOAA estimates a 25% chance), it will be geoeffective because the sunspot is almost directly facing Earth.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 21, 2014, 05:29:02 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

GROUND CURRENTS IN NORWAY: A weak CME expected to hit Earth's magnetic field on Nov. 20th did not reveal itself as an obvious disturbance in the speed of the solar wind. Nevertheless, it might have been there. A surge in ground currents in northern Norway suggests a stealthy CME impact might have occured, after all.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 22, 2014, 05:32:02 AM
Please be sure to check the Spaceweather site directly for updates.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 23, 2014, 06:20:37 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET WITH A CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity has been low for almost a week. Two sunspots, one old and one new, could break the quiet. AR2192 and AR2216 have tangled magnetic fields poised to criss, cross, and explode. NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of an X-flare on Nov. 23rd
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 24, 2014, 12:09:38 AM
Late night update from Spaceweather.com for Nov 24th. 
0700 UT - 0200 AM EST

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 26, 2014, 12:18:23 AM
Solar Activity low. Low C flares in past 24 hours.
Chance of M flares.

http://www.spaceweather.com/ 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 26, 2014, 10:29:38 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 29, 2014, 07:55:39 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 01, 2014, 08:19:17 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Solar wind
 speed: 450.2  km/sec
 density: 13.1  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1608 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B9   1554 UT Dec01
 24-hr:  M1   0641 UT  Dec01
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1600 UT 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 02, 2014, 09:08:35 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 03, 2014, 08:18:07 AM
Solar activity not very high...this will likely change in the next few days...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 04, 2014, 10:20:01 PM
M6 solar flare awhile ago...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 05, 2014, 07:54:33 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   1225 UT Dec05
 24-hr:  M1   1225 UT  Dec05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT

Earth-facing sunspot AR2222 has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 06, 2014, 01:47:03 PM
Image from suspicious0bservers shows big CME off the back of the sun. Mercury is in the shot.
From Spaceweather - chance of M flares today.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/ 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 07, 2014, 12:59:34 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun: 07 Dec 14

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 07, 2014, 11:40:29 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun 08 Dec 14
No sunspots on the Earthside of the sun pose a threat for strong flares.
Solar activity is low. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 09, 2014, 08:30:29 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C5   1848 UT Dec09
 24-hr:  C8   1024 UT  Dec09
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 10, 2014, 12:56:49 AM
Spaceweather Update:

http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions and Daily Sun 10 Dec 14

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 11, 2014, 10:29:02 AM
Be sure to check the Spaceweather site for updates: 
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 12, 2014, 06:31:21 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 12, 2014, 09:04:25 AM
Slight uptick in solar activity. This morning the 6-hour maximum solar flare was C1; now it is C4.
...http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C4   1440 UT Dec12
 24-hr:  C4   1440 UT  Dec12
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1600 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 13, 2014, 03:06:23 PM
6 PM EST Update from Spaceweather. M1 flares...

http://www.spaceweather.com/


X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   0520 UT Dec13
 24-hr:  M1   0520 UT  Dec13
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1100 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 13, 2014, 03:22:12 PM
NOAA and Spaceweather were right to predict M-Class Solar Flares today. M1 within the past six hours.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 15, 2014, 07:23:25 PM
INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES:

NOAA forecasters have raised the odds of an M-class solar flare today to 55%. This is in response to the emergence of several new sunspots, especially fast-growing AR2242, which has an unstable 'beta-gamma' magnetic field
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 16, 2014, 10:08:36 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 16, 2014, 04:20:10 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  C4   1913 UT Dec16
24-hr:  C5   1140 UT  Dec16
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 16, 2014, 10:30:38 PM
Update from Spaceweather, Midnight Eastern Standard time:

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M8   0451 UT Dec17
 24-hr:  M8   0451 UT  Dec17
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0600 UT

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 16, 2014, 10:36:46 PM
That was an M9, not an M8 as reported on Spaceweather...Here is an update:

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 17, 2014, 11:06:59 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 18, 2014, 11:32:57 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun: 18 Dec 14   
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 19, 2014, 10:02:30 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

M-CLASS SOLAR FLARE:
Big sunspot AR2241 erupted on Dec. 18th (21:58 UT), producing a strong M6-class solar flare. Extreme UV radiation from the blast ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere and briefly blacked out HF radio communications over the Pacific Ocean. Stay tuned for updates about a possible Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME).

http://www.spaceweather.com/ 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 20, 2014, 12:02:28 AM
Yowbarb Note: X2 solar flare about 7:27 PM EST.
Listed as X1.8 in article but X2 in the Current Conditions section of Spaceweather.

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif

X-FLARE! Big sunspot AR2242 erupted on Saturday, Dec. 20th @ 00:27 UT,
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 20, 2014, 12:43:00 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 20, 2014, 08:38:30 AM
Note: This update is from about a half hour ago, 11 AM EST, 1600 UTC, Dec 20, 2014
from the Spaceweather site. Be sure to check the site for more updates and links.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions
Daily Sun: 20 Dec 14

Updated: Today at: 1600 UT
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 22, 2014, 08:15:12 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  C7   1107 UT Dec22    24-hr:  M1   0149 UT  Dec22

Daily Sun: 22 Dec 14

Sunspots AR2241 and AR2242 have 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic fields that harbor energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 23, 2014, 07:12:58 AM
Solar activity remains low. this is expected to change within a few days...per today's video, suspicious0bservers...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 26, 2014, 07:10:10 AM
Yowbarb Note: Solar activity is so low I won't be posting much 'til later about it...

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   1124 UT Dec26
 24-hr:  C2   1124 UT  Dec26
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 27, 2014, 10:21:32 AM
Yowbarb Note: I didn't realize there was an M2-Class Solar Flare since the last time I posted...
Check the Spaceweather site for updates :
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1505 UT Dec27
 24-hr:  M2   0216 UT  Dec27
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 27, 2014, 10:24:18 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 28, 2014, 06:54:16 AM
Be sure to check the Spaceweather page for updates...
Below, Daily Sun 28 Dec 14
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 30, 2014, 10:42:46 AM
24-hr:  C2
6-hr:   C1
Below, Daily Sun 30 Dec 14
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 31, 2014, 08:02:57 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  C1   1235 UT Dec31
 24-hr:  C1   0648 UT  Dec31
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 01, 2015, 01:03:47 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

WAITING FOR THE FIRST FLARE OF 2015: Solar flares are unpredictable. However, we know where the first flare of the New Year will probably come from: AR2253. The fast-growing sunspot has doubled in size since yesterday, and it has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for moderately strong explosions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of M-class flares on New Year's Day.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 01, 2015, 01:07:18 PM
Not much change in solar activity - which is very low now.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1905 UT Jan01
 24-hr:  C2   0730 UT  Jan01
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1959 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 02, 2015, 02:30:29 AM
Solar activity is still low. This will change soon...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

Daily Sun: 02 Jan 15

Growing sunspot AR2253 has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 03, 2015, 12:28:37 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SUNSPOT SUNSET: Only a few days ago, sunspot AR2253 did not exist. Now the fast-growing active region is wider than the planet Jupiter. Yesterday, flying high above London, pilot Brian Whittaker photographed the behemoth sunspot as a blemish on the sunset.

"Clear skies over London, England, gave a great sunset with sunspots detectable," says Whittaker, who took the picture from the cockpit. "I checked the latest image of the sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory on spaceweather.com, and found that the main 'blemish' corresponded perfectly to AR2253."

AR2253 has been mostly quiet since it first appeared at the end of 2014. However, this could be the calm before the storm. The rapidly growing sunspot has an unstable 'delta-class' magnetic field that harbors energy for powerful X-class solar flares. Any such eruption this weekend would be Earth-directed.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 03, 2015, 12:42:10 AM
Yowbarb Note: This Spaceweather update is from 0808 UTC Jan 03.
There could be earth-directed X Flares this weekend. Posted 03:40 AM EST
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Solar wind
 speed: 463.8  km/sec
 density: 5.7  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0808 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C4   0617 UT Jan03
 24-hr:  C4   0617 UT  Jan03
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0800 UT

Daily Sun: 03 Jan 15
Growing sunspot AR2253 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 03, 2015, 08:20:38 PM
M1-class solar flare within the past 24 hours (0947 UT  Jan 03)

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 05, 2015, 08:28:02 AM
Yowbarb Note: No big flares in the past 24 hours...
Check Spaceweather for updates:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

 6-hr max:  C3   1459 UT Jan05
 24-hr:  C3   1459 UT  Jan05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1600 UT

Daily Sun 05 Jan 14 - Spaceweather site
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 05, 2015, 11:19:22 AM
Some increase in solar activity - C7 is the maximum solar flare for the past 6 hours.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions
 
Solar wind
 speed: 517.9  km/sec
 density: 0.6  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1909 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C7   1747 UT Jan05
 24-hr:  C7   1747 UT  Jan05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1900 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 05, 2015, 02:33:21 PM
Yowbarb Note: Solar activity is roller coastering along, gradually increasing. 6-hour maximum solar flare was C7.
M or X flares could still happen today from Sunspot AR2253 - according to Spaceweather.
...http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 06, 2015, 06:04:43 AM
Flares have gone up to the C9 level. Not seriously high - this just represents an increase in solar activity over the past day or so.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C9   1148 UT Jan06
 24-hr:  C9   1148 UT  Jan06
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 06, 2015, 06:06:40 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 08, 2015, 06:38:39 AM
Not sure why Spaceweather doesn't have today's Daily Sun posted up yet.
It's already 09:37 AM EST.
solar activity not really high now...
- Yowbarb
...http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 08, 2015, 06:48:48 AM
Spaceweather site updated the Current Conditions at 09:00 EST - about 45 minutes ago.
Highest solar flare in the past 24 hours was a C4.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Solar wind
 speed: 463.1  km/sec
 density: 2.4  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1439 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   0820 UT Jan08
 24-hr:  C4   0434 UT  Jan08
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1400 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 08, 2015, 09:47:07 AM
Spaceweather finally updated the Daily Sun - 08 Jan 15

http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 09, 2015, 06:51:04 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 09, 2015, 07:07:36 AM
Solar Pole Reversal, Climate | S0 News January 9, 2015   5:00   301+ views

LINK:  http://youtu.be/ioyjCFTM_a8

Published on Jan 9, 2015
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One of Today's Featured Links:  Solar Polar Fields  http://wso.stanford.edu/Polar.html
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 09, 2015, 05:01:06 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 10, 2015, 07:29:13 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C3   1133 UT Jan10
 24-hr:  C3   1133 UT  Jan10
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT

Daily Sun: 10 Jan 15
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 10, 2015, 12:59:20 PM
This update from Spaceweather is not quite one hour old.
2000 UTC, 3 PM EST. Solar activity going back down to the B levels.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B8   1914 UT Jan10
 24-hr:  C3   1133 UT  Jan10
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 11, 2015, 06:16:09 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 12, 2015, 08:42:14 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity is low, but the quiet could be short-lived. During the past 24 hours, sunspots AR2255 and AR2257 have developed 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic fields that harbor energy for powerful explosions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of M-class solar flares and a 10% chance of X-flares on Jan. 12th
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 12, 2015, 09:15:32 PM
JUST NOW a high M-class solar flare Jan 14 2015  - about 12:15 AM EST. This was not updated yet on the Spaceweather page.
- Yowbarb
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http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif   goes-xray-flux

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 13, 2015, 11:22:46 AM
M5 24-hour maximum solar flare. Chance of X flares.

http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 14, 2015, 07:12:46 AM
Yowbarb Note: Spaceweather hasn't updated their Daily Sun for today, yet.   Current Conditions updated about an hour ago.

Current Conditions 14 Jan 15 1400 UTC, 0900 EST

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 14, 2015, 11:04:17 AM
Been away from the computer for awhile...
Meanwhile the Spaceweather site updated the Daily Sun.
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Daily Sun 14 Jan 15

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 15, 2015, 05:51:10 AM
The Spaceweather site hasn't updated the Daily Sun report, yet. Here are Current Conditions, updated recently.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current  Conditions

Solar wind
 speed: 374.1  km/sec
 density: 2.6  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1339 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   0821 UT Jan15
 24-hr:  C2   0334 UT  Jan15
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 15, 2015, 07:12:52 AM
The Spaceweather site has now updated the Daily Sun report.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 16, 2015, 08:36:33 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 17, 2015, 10:29:50 AM
Solar Activity is low


http://www.spaceweather.com/


 6-hr max:  B5   1301 UT Jan17
 24-hr:  B9   0519 UT  Jan17
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 18, 2015, 05:52:55 AM
Solar activity is low. Spaceweather didn't update their Daily Sun report yet.
Here is their Current Conditions report from about 45 minutes ago :

http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

Current Conditions:

Solar wind
 speed: 319.1  km/sec
 density: 1.5  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1338 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B6   1000 UT Jan18
 24-hr:  C1   0553 UT  Jan18
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 20, 2015, 06:53:54 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

6-hr max:  B8   0949 UT Jan20
 24-hr:  C1   0511 UT  Jan20
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1400 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 21, 2015, 05:40:44 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SLIGHTLY LESS QUIET: Solar activity is still low. However, an active region just behind the sun's southeastern limb is beginning to crackle with C-flares solar flares. This slight uptick in flare activity could herald something more as the unseen sunspot rotates to face Earth in the days ahead. Stay tuned for updates.

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C5   2230 UT Jan21
 24-hr:  C9   1142 UT  Jan21
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 21, 2015, 09:28:11 PM
Update: Recent M-Class solar Flare...

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 22, 2015, 06:31:31 AM
Spaceweather got caught up on that M flare. When I posted about it at 12:28 AM EST, it had just happened...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   0848 UT Jan22
 24-hr:  M1   0452 UT  Jan22
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1400 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 25, 2015, 12:48:44 PM
Yowbarb Note: There has not been much solar activity today...
There is a chance of M-Class Solar flares today...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B9   1818 UT Jan25
 24-hr:  C1   1213 UT  Jan25
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 26, 2015, 03:28:02 AM
Current Conditions and Daily Sun 26 Jan 15 - Spaceweather site

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 26, 2015, 10:46:07 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET WITH A CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity is low. However, sunspot AR2268 has an unstable 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that could explode and break the quiet. NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of M-class solar flares on Jan 26th
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 26, 2015, 12:08:09 PM
"The Sun's B-range nap is over..."  - Ben Davidson (Suspicious0bservers) in his video of today.
(It says 25 in the title but it was uploaded early AM today, the 26th
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Flare Uptick Expected | S0 News January 25, 2015 5:53   7,632 views

http://youtu.be/ROc5kZZ-bPo

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 26, 2015, 01:34:56 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   1653 UT Jan26
 24-hr:  M1   1653 UT  Jan26
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2100 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 27, 2015, 03:18:26 PM
No big solar flares yet today...

http://www.spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  C2   2001 UT Jan27
 24-hr:  C2   2001 UT  Jan27
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2200 UT

Daily Sun: 27 Jan 15  Sunspot AR2268 poses a growing threat for M-class solar flares

SOMETHING FLARE-Y THIS WAY COMES: Solar activity is low, but this could change with the arrival of an active sunspot currently located just behind the sun's eastern limb. Note the circled "hot spot" in this extreme ultraviolet image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory:
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 27, 2015, 11:08:52 PM
Recent M+ solar flare...

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 28, 2015, 06:16:34 AM
Yowbarb Note: That last post I did about the recent M+ flare was about 2 AM EST.
Here's updates from the Spaceweather site:

http://www.spaceweather.com/



Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 28, 2015, 03:08:05 PM
Another M-Class Solar Flare...
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Spaceweather site:  http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   2137 UT Jan28
 24-hr:  M1   0441 UT  Jan28
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2200 UT

NOAA Chart:   http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 29, 2015, 03:57:38 PM
6-hr max High C Flare. 24-hr max M2-Class Solar Flare 29 Jan 15 goes-xray-flux

Spaceweather site:  http://www.spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun: 29 Jan 15

Emerging sunspot AR2277 poses a threat for M-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 29, 2015, 07:23:26 PM
6-hr max:  C8   2347 UT Jan29
 24-hr:  M2   1142 UT  Jan29
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 29, 2015, 07:59:04 PM
Updated image:  After that C8 another M+ solar flare PM Jan 29, 2015 goes-xray-flux

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 30, 2015, 07:55:09 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: The sunspot number is rising, and so is the chance of flares.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 31, 2015, 01:53:37 PM
4 PM EST Update from Spaceweather.  http://www.spaceweather.com/

INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES:  NOAA forecasters have boosted the odds of an M-class solar flare today to 70%. The source could be any one of three active sunspots: AR2268, AR2271, or AR2277. Mild to moderate HF radio blackouts and ionospheric disturbances are possible on Jan. 31st.

Current Conditions, Daily Sun 31 Jan, 2015 2100 UTC 4 PM EST - Spaceweather site
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 31, 2015, 04:37:19 PM
Three M-class solar flares in about 24 hours. 31 Jan 15 image goes-xray-flux
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 02, 2015, 08:37:40 AM
There was a G1 Geomagnetic storm earlier day. None now. G1 predicted for today.
Current Conditions and Daily Sun 03 Feb 15 - Spaceweather site
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 03, 2015, 08:00:32 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/ 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 03, 2015, 08:13:18 AM
"After no gamma ray bursts for eleven days now we see four in the past four days."

– Suspicious0bservers in his morning video

http://youtu.be/bRtKcxAdJ7I
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 04, 2015, 12:07:30 PM
M1 flare several hours ago...

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 04, 2015, 11:08:09 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   0516 UT Feb05
 24-hr:  C1   0516 UT  Feb05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0600 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 05, 2015, 09:40:53 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET WITH A CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity is low. However, sunspot AR2277 has an unstable 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that could erupt. NOAA forecasters estimate a 20% chance of M-class solar flares on Feb. 5th

6-hr max:  B8   1111 UT Feb05
 24-hr:  C3   0953 UT  Feb05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1700 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 06, 2015, 06:37:08 AM
Current Conditions and Daily Sun 06 Feb 15 - Spaceweather site
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 06, 2015, 06:54:30 AM
The massive plasma filament on the sun was mentioned in early morning video by Ben Davidson (Suspicious0bservers, Mobile Observatory.)
Mr. Davidson said, "The filament is entering earth-facing position and this one may erupt." I added the blue arrows in the screen capture. - BT
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Major Plasma Filament, Announcements | S0 News February 6, 2015   5:44  301+ views

LINK:  http://youtu.be/eGDq1vXw-js

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 07, 2015, 11:05:04 AM
Not so much happening right now...

http://www.spaceweather.com/

6-hr max:  C2   1754 UT Feb07
 24-hr:  C2   1754 UT  Feb07
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 07, 2015, 11:16:45 AM
I should have mentioned in last post:
...

"...there is an enormous plasma filament, now facing earth."

Plasma Filament Watch, Storms | S0 News February 7, 2015


http://youtu.be/69F3AQAebWg
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 08, 2015, 11:19:29 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions, Daily Sun 09 Feb 15 - Spaceweather site
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2015, 06:11:16 AM
No big flares yet... Spaceweather posted this update at 0800 EST
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X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   0713 UT Feb09
 24-hr:  C3   0607 UT  Feb09
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2015, 06:39:29 AM
Suspicious0bservers video this AM  I meant to upload this image of the dark filament then...

Gravity Map, Space Weather | S0 News February 9, 2015    6:27    301 views

video link:  http://youtu.be/fvQiqqsck8k

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2015, 06:00:44 PM
Sure enough there was an M flare as predicted by NOAA.  Actually an M2.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M2   2336 UT Feb09
 24-hr:  M2   2336 UT  Feb09
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2015, 11:14:58 PM
Update from the Spaceweather site:

http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 10, 2015, 07:03:12 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 11, 2015, 12:09:31 AM
There's a chance of  X flares on this day...

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 11, 2015, 08:11:25 AM
Spaceweather site has reported that the magnetic filament on the sun is 4-5 times longer than usual. I am not totally sure this is still on there... posting this most recent update from Spaceweather  - they posted it yesterday. Also chance of X flares.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

Departing sunspot AR2280 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI

SUPER SOLAR FILAMENT: It is, arguably, the second biggest thing in the solar system. A filament of magnetism almost 1,000,000 km long is stretching across the face of the sun. 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 11, 2015, 09:08:01 AM
...that enormous filament is departing the earth-facing side without an eruption...
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 11, 2015, 10:31:04 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C6   0212 UT Feb12
 24-hr:  C6   0212 UT  Feb12
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0600 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 12, 2015, 08:18:09 AM
Solar Activity is low. Check the spaceweather site for updates: 
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http://www.spaceweather.com/


Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 13, 2015, 02:12:13 AM
Update from Spaceweather

Sunspot AR2282 has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 13, 2015, 01:45:30 PM
Ben Davidson (Suspicious0bservers) he mentions the enormous solar filament moving off the earth-facing side. Now is being replaced now with two fairly large ones - now earth facing.
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http://youtu.be/D_-fsuBdiu0
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 17, 2015, 09:58:18 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

THE SUN IS FLATLINING: For the 5th day in a row, solar activity remains very low. No sunspots are flaring, and the sun's X-ray output has flatlined. NOAA forecasters estimate a scant 1% chance of X-flares and a 10% chance of M-flares on Feb. 17th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 18, 2015, 10:50:56 AM
Solar activity really low... there was a G1 geomagnetic storm no storm now.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

THE SUN IS FLATLINING: For the 6th day in a row, solar activity remains very low. No sunspots are flaring, and the sun's X-ray output has flatlined. NOAA forecasters estimate a scant 1% chance of significant solar flares on Feb. 18th
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 19, 2015, 11:23:52 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1807 UT Feb19
 24-hr:  C1   0058 UT  Feb19
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1900 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 19, 2015, 03:09:31 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1807 UT Feb19
 24-hr:  C1   0058 UT  Feb19
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2200 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 20, 2015, 06:34:52 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 22, 2015, 05:08:27 AM
Yowbarb Note: The Spaceweather site hasn't updated their Daily Sun.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

NOAA chart shows solar flaring is extremely low at the present time. A Minor Geomagnetic storm is expected due to a solar wind stream.
Update: There was a huge solar flare did not hit earth... more info...Got that from today's video Suspicious0bservers. 

HUGE Solar Blast - 'Killshot' will Miss Earth | S0 News February 22, 2015
http://youtu.be/Ze3mwO7N-KQ
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 22, 2015, 06:55:55 AM
PS I learned on the video by Suspicious0bservers this was a Carrington-level event.

HUGE Solar Blast - 'Killshot' will Miss Earth | S0 News February 22, 2015

http://youtu.be/Ze3mwO7N-KQ
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 23, 2015, 08:15:18 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF MAGNETIC STORMS: NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of geomagnetic storms on Feb. 23 in response to an incoming solar wind stream. Polar sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

ALMOST BLANK SUN Feb 23, 2015 SDO, Spaceweather site
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 23, 2015, 08:37:23 AM
(Refer to solar event two posts back.)
Suspicious0bservers Solar analysis: He said in truth that was not a large flare which caused that back of the sun killshot-type CME. The massive million-kilometer long filament held tight until it reached the back side of the sun. Stereo A caught the view of the massive filament. Massive Solar Tsunami 02-22 after the magnetic filament erupted on the backside of the Sun.

Solar Analysis, U-Yen Storm, Mexico Quake | S0 News February 23, 2015     6:51   772 views

LINK:  http://youtu.be/ZUY0OWtGLdk

Published on Feb 23, 2015
www.Suspicious0bservers.org
www.ObservatoryProject.com

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Carefree on February 23, 2015, 09:57:16 AM
Massive solar flare - Carrington event level, but facing the opposite side of the sun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze3mwO7N-KQ
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 23, 2015, 08:01:10 PM
Massive solar flare - Carrington event level, but facing the opposite side of the sun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze3mwO7N-KQ

Carefree: That's right...thanks for joining the discussion...
This situation is worth reporting on...
More later.
Yowbarb
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 24, 2015, 10:30:02 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

EXPLOSION ON THE SUN: Today, Feb. 24th at approximately 11:00 UTC, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a spectacular eruption near the sun's southeastern limb. The blast was rooted on the backside of the sun, but some of the explosion's debris fell back to the sun on the frontside. Play the movie. Earth was not in the line of fire.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 25, 2015, 12:12:19 PM
It appears the sun is "quiet." Not so when you see what has been going on, on the far side of the sun the past few days. Look back a couple posts, with the STEREO A images. Huge filament let loose a large flare what is considered a Carrington- type flare but not earth facing. Also the possiblity a comet helped trigger a flare... (Not me) one of Marshall's contacts found a video about that.
I'm assuming there is at least a good chance that video presents real info. I will be posting more in the Topic Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids.
Video:  UNKNOWN COMET ALMOST CAUSES KILL SHOT
   
...Yowbarb Note continued, meanwhile, here is today's update from Spaceweather, about the current flares...
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 26, 2015, 02:40:51 PM
Not much is predicted today for solar activity on the earth-facing side. Not sure yet what is going on, on the other side...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/   STEREO AHEAD:  Jan 25, 2015 NO DATA !!
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 26, 2015, 08:24:35 PM
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/swpc-backup-system-testing-complete-now

SWPC Backup System Testing Complete for now
.published: Thursday, February 26, 2015 13:13 UTC

We apologize for any inconvenience our unintended outage caused our customers yesterday.  While we were out of service much longer than expected, we were able to make great progress towards having a fully operational, geographically diverse backup to all SWPC products and services.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 27, 2015, 10:43:13 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B5   1536 UT Feb27
 24-hr:  B9   0954 UT  Feb27
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 27, 2015, 04:18:00 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   2309 UT Feb27
 24-hr:  C1   2309 UT  Feb27
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 27, 2015, 10:46:45 PM
This update on the Spaceweather site from 45 minutes ago, 1 AM EST February 28th.
There is a slight increase in solar activity.
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   0528 UT Feb28
 24-hr:  C2   0528 UT  Feb28
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0600 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 28, 2015, 11:53:44 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   1340 UT Feb28
 24-hr:  C5   0939 UT  Feb28
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1900 UT

SUDDEN SUNSPOTS: On Friday morning, the sun was nearly blank. By the end of the day, two fast-growing sunspots had broken through the stellar surface. See them appear in a 36-hour movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. If they continue to grow at this rate, they could soon pose a threat for solar flares.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 01, 2015, 06:47:03 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2015, 12:10:58 AM
Recent M1 flare...

This Update is from 0139 EST March 02, 2015. (0639 UTC)

http://www.spaceweather.com/
http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2015, 04:18:32 AM
Another M flare...March 02, 2015

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2015, 05:14:02 PM
Two M4-Class Solar Flares Mar 01, 2015
Correction:  That was an M3 and an M4. Later on, there was an M8.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M4   1931 UT Mar02
 24-hr:  M4   1931 UT  Mar02
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2015, 07:59:04 PM
Wow..something made me check it and - ALMOST AN X FLARE Mar 02, 2015 goes-xray-flux

http://www.spaceweather.com/ http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 03, 2015, 05:28:11 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SUBSIDING CHANCE OF STORMS: Earth is exiting a stream of solar wind that sparked bright auroras around the Arctic Circle on March 1st and 2nd. NOAA forecasters estimate a 55% chance of geomagnetic storms on March 3rd, subsiding to 45% on March 4th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 04, 2015, 08:46:18 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FLARES: Sunspot AR2290, which unleashed a strong M8-class flare yesterday, has rotated onto the backside of the sun. With its departure, solar activity is returning to low levels. NOAA forecasters say there is no more than a 20% chance of M-flares on March 4th.

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif 

24-hr max C2. 6-hr max C2 March 04, 2015 goes xray flux
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 04, 2015, 12:47:08 PM
Note: Solar Flares only in B or C range the past day. As you know the flaring has gone up to  M8 recently.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B9   1713 UT Mar04
 24-hr:  C2   1039 UT  Mar04
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 05, 2015, 08:55:46 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIETING SUN: Solar activity is low, and getting lower. NOAA forecasters estimate a 15% chance of M-class flares on March 5th, subsiding to 1% on March 7th as the only sunspots on the solar disk rotate onto the farside of the sun
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 06, 2015, 12:46:38 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M3   0457 UT Mar06
 24-hr:  M3   0457 UT  Mar06
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 06, 2015, 09:44:25 AM
I posted about that M3 in the middle of the PM...
M3 eruption was 0457 UT the 6th - 1157 PM EST on March 05, 2015
No recent flaring but there will be more...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 07, 2015, 01:45:11 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 08, 2015, 05:40:13 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
CHANCE OF STORMS: NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% to 45% chance of geomagnetic storms this weekend as a high-speed solar wind stream buffets Earth's magnetic field. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras on March 8-9.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 09, 2015, 03:04:45 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CME TO MISS EARTH: The M9-class solar flare of March 7th, described below, did produce a CME:
movie. http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/08mar15/cme_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=th3k706q90gvp93342bqcijs54

However, NOAA analysts say the expanding cloud will miss Earth. No geomagnetic storms are expected as a result of the explosion.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 10, 2015, 11:34:38 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

THE ERUPTIONS CONTINUE (updated):  For the 4th day in a row, sunspot AR2297 is crackling with solar flares. The latest, an M5-class eruption on March 9th at 23:53 UT, produced a low-frequency radio blackout over the South Pacific: map. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory caught the explosion's extreme UV flash:
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 11, 2015, 03:29:21 PM
X2-Class Solar Flare recently.


X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  X2   1622 UT Mar11
 24-hr:  X2   1622 UT  Mar11
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2200 UT

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 11, 2015, 10:18:20 PM
1 AM EST M3 flare
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif


X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M3   0446 UT Mar12
 24-hr:  M3   0446 UT  Mar12
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 12, 2015, 11:42:50 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   0402 UT Mar13
 24-hr:  M1   0402 UT  Mar13
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0600 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 13, 2015, 11:59:46 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   0440 UT Mar14
 24-hr:  M1   0440 UT  Mar14
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0600 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: ilinda on March 14, 2015, 04:49:54 AM
http://sorendreier.com/sun-unleashes-1st-monster-solar-flare-of-2015/
(This link contains picture as well as video, of the continuation of solar flare activity.)


   •   

Sun Unleashes 1st Monster Solar Flare of 2015

Posted on March 13, 2015 by Soren Dreier
Author: Mike Wall


The flare was responsible for an hour-long blackout in high-frequency radio communications.

The sun unleashed its first super-powerful flare of the year on Wednesday, March 11, and the intense eruption was aimed directly at Earth, space weather experts say.

The monster X-class solar flare, the strongest category of sun storms possible, peaked at 12:22 p.m. EDT (1622 GMT) on Wednesday, originating from a sunspot known as Active Region 12297 (AR12297). NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured stunning video of the huge X-class solar flare as it erupted.

AR12297 has fired off a number of medium-strength flares over the last few days. Wednesday’s event ratcheted things up a notch, causing an hour-long blackout in high-frequency radio communications over wide areas, according to scientists with the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in Boulder, Colorado. The SWPC is overseen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

“An R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout peaked at 1622 UTC (12:22pm EDT) today, March 11,” SWPC officials wrote in an online update. “This is yet another significant solar flare from Active Region 12297 as it marches across the solar disk. This is the largest flare the region has produced so far, after producing a slew of R1 (Minor) and R2 (Moderate) Radio Blackouts over the past few days.”

The Wednesday flare registered as an X2.2 sun storm on the scale used to measure solar tempests. Scientists classify strong solar flares into three categories: C, M and X, with C being the weakest, M being mid-level and X the strongest. X flares are 10 times more powerful than M flares. X2 and X3 flares are twice and three times as potent, respectively, as X1 flares.

Solar flares are often accompanied by coronal mass ejections (CMEs), enormous clouds of superheated plasma that streak through space at millions of miles per hour. While the radiation from a flare reaches Earth in just minutes, it typically takes CMEs several days to get here. Powerful Earth-directed CMEs can wreak havoc, causing geomagnetic storms that can disrupt power grids and satellite navigation.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Jimfarmer on March 14, 2015, 06:33:59 AM
Quote
the strongest category of sun storms possible

"possible", no.  Just the strongest range that has been given a code letter so far.  Note that the charts have one further order-of-magnitude decade, but without a code letter beside it.  Who know what the strongest possible outburst might be?
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 15, 2015, 01:22:44 PM
Quote
the strongest category of sun storms possible

"possible", no.  Just the strongest range that has been given a code letter so far.  Note that the charts have one further order-of-magnitude decade, but without a code letter beside it.  Who know what the strongest possible outburst might be?

Thanks for your post, ilinda...and Jim - interesting point.
I hope we never get to find out what the strongest possible flare might be.
That one was an X2...
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 15, 2015, 03:28:31 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 15, 2015, 09:00:02 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   2322 UT Mar15
 24-hr:  M1   2322 UT  Mar15
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif     M1
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 15, 2015, 09:07:46 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR RADIO BURST: For much of the past week, space weather news has focused on how sunspot AR2297 is causing radio blackouts on Earth. On March 12th the sunspot did the opposite. It unleashed a shortwave radio burst. "It was super intense--one of the strongest bursts of the current solar cycle," reports amateur radio astronomer Thomas Ashcraft. Click on the image below to play a recording of the sounds he heard issuing from the loudspeaker of his radio telescope in rural New Mexico:
"The recording starts a little rough for a few seconds in that there was a ham transmission in progress on one channel (22 MHz) and the other channel (23 MHz) had a tiny bit of buzz," says Ashcraft. "But then the solar burst hit and the ham voices were entirely drowned out. For the next 3 minutes, the airwaves were dominated by solar static."

These radio sounds are caused by beams of electrons--in this case, accelerated by an M4-flare. As the electrons slice through the sun's atmosphere, they generate a ripple of plasma waves and radio emissions detectable on Earth 93 million miles away. Astronomers classify solar radio bursts into five types; Ashcraft's recording captured a mixture of Type III and Type V.

More bursts are in the offing. AR2297 has an unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for 'radio-active' explosions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 70% chance of M-class flares and a 20% chance of X-flares on March 15th.

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/13mar15/srMar122015_2147ut23.23_01.mp3?PHPSESSID=6b8s2ouqvqaoc1mp1q9js250e0
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 16, 2015, 11:37:29 PM
This update on the Spaceweather site was posted about a half hour ago, 2 AM EST today, the 17th.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   0152 UT Mar17
 24-hr:  C1   0152 UT  Mar17
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0600 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 17, 2015, 12:19:05 AM
The Spaceweather site has updated its Current Conditions and Daily Sun.
Chance of some X flares for March 17th.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 17, 2015, 06:58:56 PM
M1-Class Solar Flare today - about three hours ago.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/   Current Conditions
 
Solar wind
 speed: 541.9  km/sec
 density: 3.8  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0147 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   2335 UT Mar17
 24-hr:  M1   2335 UT  Mar17
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 18, 2015, 09:34:30 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 19, 2015, 07:21:53 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY GEOMAGNETIC STORM, CONTINUED  G1

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ 

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 19, 2015, 08:46:16 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: For the first time in months, the sun is rising over the Arctic--just in time for the Moon to blot it out. On March 20th, the first day of northern spring, the new Moon will pass in front of the sun, producing a total solar eclipse. The narrow path of totality curves through the Arctic Ocean, cutting across Svalbard and the Faroe Islands, where people from around the world are converging to stand inside the Moon's cool shadow. While totality plays out in the Arctic Ocean, a partial eclipse can be seen from most of Europe, Iceland, Greenland, and parts of Asia. For a quick preview, see the animated eclipse map from ShadowAndSubstance.com. 

SEE: http://shadowandsubstance.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 20, 2015, 02:20:46 PM
Current Conditions, Daily Sun. Conditions are no longer unsettled. The geomagnetic storms are over for now. Still a chance of an M-class solar flare today.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 21, 2015, 08:25:11 PM
Sunspots not likely to cause flares... G1 storm predicted, though.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 22, 2015, 12:45:36 AM
MUST WATCH: Spectacular solar eclipse timelapse 1:27 

https://youtu.be/ORqBRtRg-wU

Published on Mar 20, 2015
A solar eclipse thrilled thousands of sky gazers on remote Arctic islands in a rare celestial show. Report by Cara Legg.
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Partial solar eclipse with a transit of the ISS - March 20 2015   0:15    105,369 views

https://youtu.be/JwjvduR3_Ho

Thierry Legault
Published on Mar 20, 2015
Taken from Spain (Fregenal de la Sierra) through thick high clouds. Duration of the transit of the International Space Station (visible part): 0.6 second.
Thierry Legault - www.astrophoto.fr
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 22, 2015, 07:31:24 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B7   1031 UT Mar22
 24-hr:  B7   1031 UT  Mar22
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1400 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 23, 2015, 03:18:14 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 25, 2015, 11:54:38 AM
SEE the video on the Spaceweather site:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

SUNSPOT TURNS TOWARD EARTH - AR2305 March 25, 2015

Click:
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/25mar15/sunspot_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=la3v04fhtv2vk5c6qg4umpq2o2
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 26, 2015, 12:49:28 PM
Yowbarb Note -
Recent solar flares arr only in the C1 level. This is likely to change.
See the Spaceweather site for updates:
...http://www.spaceweather.com/    http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif

SUNSPOT OF INTEREST: Solar activity is low, but sunspot AR2305 is poised to break the quiet. The growing active region has developed a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. AR2305 is facing Earth, so any eruptions on March 26th would surely be geoeffective.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 27, 2015, 12:09:33 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

THE GREAT WALL OF PLASMA: Amateur astronomers around the world are monitoring a spectacular prominence emerging over the sun's eastern limb. Sergio Castillo of Corona, CA, calls it "the Great Wall of Plasma," and here's why: The vast structure is more than 6x taller and 30x wider than Earth. In other words, it could swallow our entire planet more than 180 times. Bill Hrudey sends this picture from the Cayman Islands:
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 27, 2015, 08:49:14 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

GIANT PROMINENCE EXPLODES
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 04, 2015, 05:59:07 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET SUN: Solar activity is low. There are only two numbered sunspot groups on the solar disk, and neither one is actively flaring. NOAA forecasters estimate a 15% chance of M-class eruptions this weekend

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C3   2359 UT Apr04
 24-hr:  C3   2359 UT  Apr04
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 04, 2015, 11:31:25 PM
Yowbarb Note: This filament erupted 2200 UTC – or 6 PM EST April 4th.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

'CANYON OF FIRE' OPENS ON THE SUN: A filament of magnetism stretching halfway across the sun erupted during the late hours of April 4th (22:00-23:00 UT). The eruption split the sun's atmosphere, hurling a CME into space and creating a "canyon of fire," shown here in a movie recorded by the Solar Dynamics Observatory:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/05apr15/20150405044614_1024_aia_0304.mp4?PHPSESSID=as0h9trjj8ocph699f5t1khn04

The glowing walls of the canyon trace the original channel where the filament was suspended by magnetic forces above the stellar surface. From end to end, the structure stretches more than 300,000 km--a real Grand Canyon.
Fragments of the exploding filament formed the core of a CME that raced away from the sun at approximately 900 km/s (2 million mph): image. Most of the CME will miss Earth, but a glancing blow cannot yet be ruled out because SOHO coronagraph imagery is still incomplete. Stay tuned for updates.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 05, 2015, 12:08:21 AM
Spaceweather Update April 05, 2015
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 06, 2015, 12:13:34 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

INCOMING CME: A CME hurled into space by the 'canyon of fire' eruption, described below, could sideswipe Earth's magnetic field on April 7th. Polar geomagnetic storms and auroras are possible when the CME arrives.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 06, 2015, 10:40:58 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF STORMS--REVISED: A CME hurled into space by this weekend's 'canyon of fire' eruption (described below) probably won't hit Earth after all. A new analysis by NOAA forecasters suggests that the cloud will sail south of our planet on April 7-8 and not triger geomagnetic storms when it passes.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 07, 2015, 10:04:16 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET WITH A CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity is low, but sunspot AR2320 could break the quiet. The growing sunspot has developed a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. Any eruptions today would likely be geoeffective as the sunspot is directly facing Earth.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 13, 2015, 12:59:48 PM
Hi All - not sure what happened the past week. Looks like a couple M flares. I am finally online a bit...out here in Tucson, back home and able to be on here more by Thursday.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/    http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif

LARGE SUNSPOT TURNS TOWARD EARTH: A large sunspot group emerged over the weekend and it is turning toward Earth. Karzaman Ahmad of the Langkawi National Observatory in Malaysia photographed "AR2321" during the early hours of Monday, April 13th.
Sprawling more than 120,000 km from end to end, the sunspot group has several dark cores as large as Earth. These dimensions make AR2321 an easy target for backyard solar telescopes. If you have one, take a look.

Of greater interest is the region's potential for flares. AR2321 has an unstable "beta-gamma-delta" magnetic field that harbors energy for strong eruptions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 55% chance of M-class flares and a 20% chance of X-flares on April 13th.


Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 13, 2015, 01:04:17 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions

Solar wind
 speed: 315.2  km/sec
 density: 8.6  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1947 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1318 UT Apr13
 24-hr:  C4   0826 UT  Apr13
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1900 UT

Image:   Daily Sun 13 Apr 15 Growing sunspot AR2321 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 14, 2015, 01:12:42 PM
Yowbarb Note: No big solar flaring yet today.
click on the Spaceweather link, a movie link on the page. Big sunspot groups may create some flaring. See:

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   1548 UT Apr14
 24-hr:  C2   1548 UT  Apr14
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1900 UT

INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: More sunspots are emerging over the sun's eastern limb today. Two new active regions, circled below, are following behemoth sunspot group AR2321 as it turns toward Earth. Click on the image to view a 48-hour movie:

AR2321 has an unstable "beta-gamma-delta" magnetic field that harbors energy for strong flares. The new sunspots boost the odds of an eruption even more. NOAA forecasters estimate a 55% chance of M-class flares and a 20% chance of X-flares on April 14th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 19, 2015, 01:52:08 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

INCOMING CME, STORMS POSSIBLE ON EARTH DAY: Yesterday, April 18th, a magnetic filament attached to sunspot group AR2321 erupted, producing a C5-class solar flare. A movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the filament splitting the sun's atmosphere as it hurtles away from the blast site:
Click:
http://sdowww.lmsal.com/sdomedia/h264/2015/04/18/SSW_cutout_20150418T1358-20150418T1454_AIA_131-193-171_N07W15.mov

Part of the escaping filament formed the core of a faint CME, which is now heading almost directly for Earth. The cloud should reach our planet during the late hours of April 21st. In combination with a solar wind stream already en route, the impact could spark geomagnetic storms around the poles on April 22nd, Earth Day.

This is a minor CME launched by a minor C-class flare, so it is natural to expect only minor storms when the CME arrives. Indeed, that is probably what will happen. It is notable, however, that the intense geomagnetic storm of March 17, 2015, was triggered by a C-flare/CME combo only a little more intense than this one. The "St. Patrick's Day Storm" reminds us that any CME impact can produce a significant disturbance. Auroras for Earth Day, anyone? Stay tuned.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 23, 2015, 09:26:08 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max:  M1   1007 UT Apr23
 24-hr:  M1   1007 UT  Apr23
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1600 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 28, 2015, 10:20:27 AM
Yowbarb Note: Geomagnetic Storms not expected today...
A huge filament on our Sun finally exploded this morning. Hurled into space - away from Earth...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

EXPLOSION ON THE SUN: For days, astronomers have been monitoring a large filament of magnetism stretching across the face of the sun. This morning, April 28th, it erupted. Fragments of the filament flew away from the sun, creating a "canyon of fire" in the sun's atmosphere and hurling a bright CME into space. Stay tuned for movies and updates.

Earth to Moon Solar Filament photo taken by Göran Strand on April 27, 2015 @ Östersund, Sweden

Details: http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=112223
 
Here's a photo I took of the Sun today showing one huge filament stretching over the surface of the Sun. Ive included a scale sized Earth and Moon and the distance between them and as you can see, the filament is just about the same length as the distance from Earth to the Moon. Otherwise the Sun was quite calm but this filament was very impressive through my solar telescope.

Lunt LS80, Grasshopper 3 camera.

For more solar photos, visit my page on Instagram - https://instagram.com/astrofotografen
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 29, 2015, 03:29:37 AM
Click this for movie: http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/29apr15/cme_anim2.gif?PHPSESSID=9r71955isa9secq3g2a8odlk85

http://www.spaceweather.com/

CME TO MISS EARTH:
Yesterday, a massive filament of plasma exploded away from the sun's northeastern limb. The CME it hurled into space (movie) is not expected to hit Earth. Geomagnetic activity should remain low for the next 3 days as the CME sails wide of our planet.
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Images of the massive filament exploding and CME, Spaceweather

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=112265&PHPSESSID=20mg8th83g7g4qe1tu6ba03ov7  Gargantuan Detached Solar Filament
Taken by Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project on April 28, 2015 @ Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project Headquarters in Atlanta

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 03, 2015, 01:41:45 PM
Current Conditions, Daily Sun 1800 UT May 03, 2015 - Spaceweather site

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 04, 2015, 11:07:29 PM
Yowbarb Note -
Click this link for animation of fast growing sunspot, from the Spaceweather page:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/05may15/sunspot_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=kamu3fi2790p0j6af4pp73o031

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 05, 2015, 07:43:04 PM
M7 Quake, Sunspots Growing | S0 News May 5, 2015   5:38   22,932 views

Video link: https://youtu.be/-t87gFFSAWg

www.Suspicious0bservers.org
www.ObservatoryProject.com
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 05, 2015, 11:21:22 PM
Ben Davidson: The Variable Sun and Its Effects on Earth  29:27  48,681 views

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 07, 2015, 04:42:45 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif

BIG SUNSPOT, CHANCE OF FLARES: Yesterday, sunspot AR2339 unleashed an intense X2-class solar flare. It might not be finished.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 07, 2015, 09:39:18 PM
1234 AM May 08, 2015 goes-xray-flux
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 08, 2015, 09:31:58 PM
Recent C5 solar flare May 09, 2015
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 09, 2015, 10:58:06 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions May 10, 2015
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 11, 2015, 12:17:56 AM
Images are of CMEs going off in a direction away from Earth.

video: Severe Storm Alert, Loki | S0 News May 10, 2015

https://youtu.be/CuVOMd8bRf0
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 11, 2015, 12:25:44 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Jimfarmer on May 11, 2015, 09:17:00 AM
Anyone know of any long-term graphs of historical data?

Solar wind, flares, and CMEs ...  weekly/monthly/yearly max & min & avg, perhaps ...
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 11, 2015, 11:07:51 PM
Anyone know of any long-term graphs of historical data?

Solar wind, flares, and CMEs ...  weekly/monthly/yearly max & min & avg, perhaps ...

Jimfarmer that is a very, very good question...
Pretty sure  the Researcher put together some data which Marshall refered to in one of his updates or books - that was last year.
Will try to get the links...I think it is an ongoing project.
We do need to provide more info like that here...I've been busy on the editing end rather than research... also lately all the Membership Approvals and some SWA work...
Monitoring the Changes is indeed what we need to to do here. We will manage it somehow...
Thanks,
Barb T.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 11, 2015, 11:12:23 PM
Current Conditions, Daily Sun 12 May 15 - Spaceweather site

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 13, 2015, 03:57:53 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 17, 2015, 02:34:38 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF STORMS ON MAY 17th:  NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on May 17th when a CME is expected to deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field. The CME was hurled in our direction by a magnetic filament, which erupted away from the sun on May 13th
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 18, 2015, 02:57:04 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

NO IMPACT:  A CME expected to sideswipe Earth's magnetic field on May 17th either missed or its impact was undetectable. As a result, geomagnetic activity is low and likely to remain so for the next 48 hours
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 22, 2015, 12:59:04 PM
Noteworthy solar event:
"...titanic explosion on the far side of earth..not going to hit earth." - Ben Davidson, Suspicious0bservers
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Suspicious0bservers uploaded 9 hours ago[/color]

Solar Blast, Planets, Storms | S0 News May 22, 2015  5:15   10,530 views

LINK:  https://youtu.be/lFImiTXI2yw
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 28, 2015, 01:38:15 AM
Not much happening with solar flares at the moment...

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B2   0507 UT May28
 24-hr:  B3   0156 UT  May28
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 29, 2015, 10:28:02 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B1   0358 UT May30
 24-hr:  B1   0358 UT  May30
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 02, 2015, 02:38:16 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   0702 UT Jun02
 24-hr:  C1   0702 UT  Jun02
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0900 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 03, 2015, 04:14:00 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 05, 2015, 12:17:51 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES:  Prompted by the emergence of two new sunspots, NOAA forecasters have boosted the odds of an M-class flare today to 20%. The most likely source of an eruption is AR2361 near the sun's northeastern limb.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 05, 2015, 10:38:26 AM
Update: INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES:  Prompted by the emergence of two new sunspots, NOAA forecasters have boosted the odds of an M-class flare today to 20%. The most likely source of an eruption is AR2361 near the sun's northeastern limb.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions

Solar wind
 speed: 268.1  km/sec
 density: 2.1  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1721 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B8   1423 UT Jun05
 24-hr:  C2   0938 UT  Jun05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1700 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 09, 2015, 12:26:56 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 09, 2015, 07:58:53 PM
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My little cat Yoda posted this.  ;)
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Yowbarb Note: Slight increase in solar activity.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 14, 2015, 12:10:10 PM
M2 solar flare today...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 14, 2015, 09:58:40 PM
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

G1 (Minor) Geomagnetic Storms Observed 
published:   Sunday, June 14, 2015 11:41 UTC   

G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm conditions were observed between 0900-1200 UTC (0500-0800 EDT) on 14 June due to the influence of a coronal hole high
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 21, 2015, 08:16:03 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/  Spaceweather

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   1820 UT Jun21
 24-hr:  M3   0944 UT  Jun21
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2300 UT

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 21, 2015, 11:41:08 PM
G3 Geomagnetic storm warning for tomorrow...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

BIG SUNSPOT FACES EARTH: One of the biggest sunspots of the current solar cycle, AR2371, is directly facing Earth. The active region has an unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong explosions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 70% chance of M-class solar flares and a 30% chance of X-flares on June 22nd
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 22, 2015, 02:16:41 PM
About three hours ago  - a strong M6.5 solar flare... image of flare below and image of the blackout map:  http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/22jun15/blackout.gif?PHPSESSID=38u7qls9bfgbfrpbvpsus7fc13
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 23, 2015, 10:18:42 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

Sunspot AR2371 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 24, 2015, 07:03:17 AM
Not much happening now...could be an X flare today, though.
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http://spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   0114 UT Jun24
 24-hr:  C1   0114 UT  Jun24
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0500 UT

Sunspot AR2371 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 24, 2015, 02:32:22 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 01, 2015, 07:25:18 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

QUIET SUN: Solar activity has returned to low levels. Indeed, with no sunspots actively flaring, the sun's X-ray output is flatlining. NOAA forecasters estimate a 10% chance of M-class solar flares and a scant 1% chance of X-flares on July 1st.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 01, 2015, 07:20:25 PM
Spaceweather update 10 PM EDT

http://spaceweather.com/

Solar wind
speed: 423.3  km/sec
density: 3.5  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1416 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max:  B5   1035 UT Jul01
24-hr:  B8   0613 UT  Jul01
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1400 UT

QUIET SUN: Solar activity has returned to low levels. Indeed, with no sunspots actively flaring, the sun's X-ray output is flatlining. NOAA forecasters estimate a 10% chance of M-class solar flares and a scant 1% chance of X-flares on July 1st.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 01, 2015, 07:40:46 PM
A slight increase in solar activity since last post:
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http://spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions

Solar wind
 speed: 393.3  km/sec
 density: 2.7  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0227 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   2252 UT Jul01
 24-hr:  C1   2252 UT  Jul01
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 06, 2015, 06:25:41 PM
M1 solar flares

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   2040 UT Jul06
 24-hr:  M1   2040 UT  Jul06
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 07, 2015, 12:17:10 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

FAST-GROWING SUNSPOT: During the past 48 hours, sunspot AR2381 has more than quadrupled in size. A movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the active region's rapid development:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/06jul15/fastgoing_anim2.gif?PHPSESSID=ij3au16a5vp59smkg1sg6k9b52
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 08, 2015, 01:27:15 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CO-ROTATING INTERACTION REGION: NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on July 10th when a co-rotating interaction region (CIR) is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. CIRs are transition zones between fast- and slow-moving solar wind streams. Solar wind plasma piles up in these regions, producing density gradients and shock waves that do a good job of sparking auroras
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 12, 2015, 09:10:34 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

(ALMOST NO) CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity is very low. With no sunspots actively flaring, the sun's X-ray output has flatlined. NOAA forecasters estimate a 10% chance of M-class solar flares and a miniscule 1% chance of X-flares on July 12th.
 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 18, 2015, 01:49:09 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 20, 2015, 01:01:08 PM
Spaceweather had not updated the Daily Sun image yet, at the time of this post.
There could be a cme incoming, glancing blow. Click link for Spaceweather movie:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/20jul15/cme_anim2.gif?PHPSESSID=64nfpo8559ccdqf3favgr7d896
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Current Conditions
 
Solar wind
 speed: 302.8  km/sec
 density: 13.0  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1937 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B2   1614 UT Jul20
 24-hr:  B6   0452 UT  Jul20
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1900 UT

CORONAL MASS EJECTION, INCOMING? A magnetic filament snaking across the sun's southern hemisphere exploded on July 19th (0700 UT), hurling part of itself into space. Soon thereafter, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory recorded a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) flying away from the sun.

Although the CME appears to engulf Mercury, it does not. The innermost planet is passing behind the sun millions of miles away from the CME's path.

Earth, however, could be in the line of fire. Computer models suggest that the CME could deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of July 23rd. Polar geomagnetic storms and auroras are possible when the CME arrives
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/20jul15/cme_anim2.gif?PHPSESSID=64nfpo8559ccdqf3favgr7d896
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 24, 2015, 09:38:50 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

NO CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity is very low. With no sunspots actively flaring, the sun's X-ray output has flatlined. NOAA forecasters say there is no more than a 1% chance of strong solar flares on July 24th.
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1800 UT Jul24
 24-hr:  C2   1755 UT  Jul24
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 25, 2015, 10:02:16 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 27, 2015, 01:52:40 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

GROWING CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity is low, but the quiet could soon be interrupted by an M-class solar flare. Fast-growing sunspot AR2390 has an unstable 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for moderately strong explosions. Any such flare on July 27th will likely be geoeffective because the sunspot is directly facing Earth.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 29, 2015, 12:10:08 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

DECREASING CHANCE OF STORMS:
NOAA forecasters have downgraded the chance of polar geomagnetic storms on July 29th to 30% as Earth exits a stream of fast-moving solar wind. Even if a storm does break out, auroras will likely be muted by the glare of the waxing Blue Moon
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 30, 2015, 03:50:45 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B3   2107 UT Jul30
 24-hr:  B3   2107 UT  Jul30
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2200 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: ilinda on August 06, 2015, 07:10:43 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEyflcAlqZc&feature=youtu.be
Very interesting video entitled "The Sun & Earthquakes:  Evidence, News and our Manuscript"

In this video he shows his reasons for claiming the sun's magnetic extremes and reversals seem to correlate with magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquakes.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 06, 2015, 07:55:30 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

CO-ROTATING INTERACTION REGION: NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Aug. 6th when a co-rotating interaction region (CIR) is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. CIRs are transition zones between fast- and slow-moving solar wind streams. Solar wind plasma piles up in these regions, producing density gradients and shock waves that do a good job of sparking auroras.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 06, 2015, 08:03:13 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEyflcAlqZc&feature=youtu.be
Very interesting video entitled "The Sun & Earthquakes:  Evidence, News and our Manuscript"

In this video he shows his reasons for claiming the sun's magnetic extremes and reversals seem to correlate with magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquakes.

ilinda - thanks for posting. I hadn't viewed this one, yet.  :)
Davidson did mention this video in his AM video yesterday... which I posted it in the Suspicious0bservers topic. (Earth Changes Board.)
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 Suspicious0bservers

« Reply #699 on: August 05, 2015, 09:56:22 AM »

Sharing the Manuscript - Notes (Sun/Earthquakes)   4:05   1,820 views

LINK:  https://youtu.be/cKHkM9LCLMQ

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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 08, 2015, 07:49:40 PM
Chance of an M flare. Geomagnetic storms.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

WEEKEND FORECAST: Geomagnetic activity is subsiding on Aug. 8th as Earth exits one solar wind stream--but it could flare up again before the weekend is over as our planet enters a second stream. NOAA forecasters estimate a 55% chance of geomagnetic storms on Aug. 9th-10th as the solar wind speed rebounds. High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras.

BIG SUNSPOT FACES EARTH - Aug 08, 2015 - Spaceweather site   

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=115996   Sun Spots Naked Eye Taken by Leonor Ana on August 7, 2015 @ Spain
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 09, 2015, 07:43:35 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

STRANGELY QUIET: Directly facing Earth, sunspot AR2396 is big and apparently potent. Yet for the fifth day in a row, it is strangely quiet. NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% chance of M-class solar flares on Aug. 9th. If current trends continue, however, solar activity will remain low
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 10, 2015, 05:49:53 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=116062&PHPSESSID=i8eogv6p21jhu7jndmmfi5tbp0

Sleeping Giant taken by Sergio Castillo on August 9, 2015 @ Corona,CA 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 12, 2015, 08:51:11 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Daily Sun: 15 Aug 15 
 
None of these sunspots poses a threat for strong solar flares.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 19, 2015, 02:09:29 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

THE SUN IS FLAT-LINING: Solar activity is very low. With no sunspots actively flaring, the sun's X-ray output is flat-lining. The quiet is likely to continue for at least another 24 hours. NOAA forecasters estimate a scant 1% chance of M- or X-type solar flares on Aug. 19th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 22, 2015, 11:57:23 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

AR2304 is now crackling with M-class solar flares
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 23, 2015, 10:40:52 PM
C8-class solar flare was the maximum in the past day and a half...
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http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 25, 2015, 07:52:51 AM
I didn't get it posted here yesterday...Suspicious0bservers mentioned an M5-class solar flare. This chart looks like higher than an M5. Definitely a chance of X flares today.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 25, 2015, 08:03:22 AM
Current Conditions, Daily Sun and a huge sunspot group
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

HUGE SUNSPOT FACES EARTH:
Yesterday, sunspot AR2403 was huge. Today it is 25% bigger. Philippe Tosi photographed the growing active region from his backyard observatory in Nîmes, France. Scroll down and behold almost 200,000 km of dark magnetism:
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 26, 2015, 04:20:06 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF FLARES: Behemoth sunspot AR2403 started to decay yesterday, but it still a dangerous active region. The sunspot's delta-class magnetic field harbors energy for strong solar flares. NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-flares and a 10% chance of X-flares on Aug. 26th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 26, 2015, 10:18:38 AM
As the humongous sunspot group has weakened and nearly moved off the earth facing side of the sun, it seems unlikely there will be any major flare or CME from that. Almost an M-flare (C9 flare) Aug 26, 2015.
Plasma filaments, north and south on the earth-facing side of the sun could still erupt. Image and links from Suspicious0bservers, below.
...http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
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Ceres Pyramid Mountain, Space Weather | S0 News August 26 2015    3:24   1,550
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https://youtu.be/-L3JvDOmj5U


Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 27, 2015, 12:44:37 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions 

Solar wind
 speed: 387.3  km/sec
 density: 7.2  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0730 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M2   0544 UT Aug27
 24-hr:  M2   0544 UT  Aug27
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0700 UT
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Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 28, 2015, 04:31:06 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Solar wind
 speed: 460.3  km/sec
 density: 7.9  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 2318 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M2   1903 UT Aug28
 24-hr:  M2   1316 UT  Aug28
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 01, 2015, 08:48:45 AM
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B2   1143 UT Sep01
 24-hr:  B3   0705 UT  Sep01
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 03, 2015, 12:29:57 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

FLATLINING: Solar activity is very low. With no flare-producing sunspots on the solar disk, the sun's X-ray output is flatlining. NOAA forecasters say the odds of a strong solar flare on Sept. 3rd is no more than 1%

Image: Current Conditions, Daily Sun 03 Sep 15 - Spaceweather site
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 05, 2015, 03:37:11 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions, Daily Sun 05 Sep 15 - Space
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 09, 2015, 06:18:01 AM
G2 Geomagnetic storm earlier today, none now.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

ALMOST) NO CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity is very low. Not one of the small sunspots currently dotting the solar disk is actively flaring. As a result, the sun's X-ray output has flatlined. NOAA forecasters say the odds of a strong solar flare on Sept. 9th are no more than 1%.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 10, 2015, 06:00:57 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B2   1706 UT Sep10
 24-hr:  B2   0638 UT  Sep10
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 12, 2015, 01:35:07 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

EMERGING SUNSPOT:
A new sunspot is emerging in the sun's southern hemisphere: movie.
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/12sep15/sunspot_anim2.gif?PHPSESSID=bg40m3rg3o8tim496jqe6gvvd2

Since yesterday, AR2414 has more than quadrupled in size, and it has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. This could end a weeks-long stretch of low solar activity. Stay tuned
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 12, 2015, 05:21:02 PM
No M flares yet...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B4   2102 UT Sep12
 24-hr:  B6   1050 UT  Sep12
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 13, 2015, 03:03:43 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

THE SUN IS STUBBORNLY QUIET: Despite the emergence of a new and unstable sunspot (AR2414), the sun remains stubbornly quiet. There hasn't been a strong flare in weeks, and the sun's X-ray output is very low. NOAA forecasters estimate a scant 10% chance of M-class solar flares on Sept. 13th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 13, 2015, 03:23:45 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

THE SUN IS STUBBORNLY QUIET: Despite the emergence of a new and unstable sunspot (AR2414), the sun remains stubbornly quiet. There hasn't been a strong flare in weeks, and the sun's X-ray output is very low. NOAA forecasters estimate a scant 10% chance of M-class solar flares on Sept. 13th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 15, 2015, 10:08:45 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

ALMOST-QUIET SUN: An uptick in solar activity is underway as sunspot AR2415 begins to crackle with minor C-class solar flares. The sunspot has an unstable 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for even stronger flares. However, the next strong flare will be the first strong flare in more than a month. The odds favor a quick return to quiet conditions.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 15, 2015, 12:38:47 PM
2:08 PM update

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 17, 2015, 12:48:46 PM
M Flares...
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 17, 2015, 12:53:39 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions, Daily Sun 17 Sep15
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 17, 2015, 11:18:20 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 19, 2015, 01:55:40 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions, Daily Sun 19 Sep 15 - Spaceweather site
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 21, 2015, 10:35:44 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

POSSIBLE CME IMPACT ON SEPT 22: Yesterday, Sept.20th, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2415 exploded, producing a long-duration M2-class solar flare (movie) and a bright CME (movie).
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/21sep15/cme_anim2.gif?PHPSESSID=0n3sslnkjdkj0tlfviooj1pog4

According to NOAA forecast models, the CME might deliver a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field on Sept. 22-23. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for equinox auroras

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 21, 2015, 02:30:08 PM
2100 UTC, 5 PM EDT update from the Spaceweather site. Info from NOAA.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 22, 2015, 08:38:39 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions, Daily Sun from the Spaceweather site
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 24, 2015, 12:24:29 AM
Spaceweather update  http://www.spaceweather.com/

NO IMPACT: A CME that might have sideswiped Earth's magnetic field on Sept.23rd did not. It missed. As a result, geomagnetic activity is low as northern fall begins. The next chance for auroras is Sept. 25-26 when a high-speed stream of solar wind arrives.

Current Conditions, Daily Sun 24 Aug 15 - Spaceweather site
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 26, 2015, 09:30:59 AM
Image: Current Conditions, Daily Sun 26 Sep 15 - Spaceweather site
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

FAST-GROWING SUNSPOT:
Over the past two days, sunspot AR2422 has quadrupled in size. The fast-growing sunspot now poses a threat for strong M-class solar flares and it is directly facing Earth
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 28, 2015, 02:34:18 AM
M3 solar flare and a chance of an X flare today.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 29, 2015, 09:10:21 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions, Daily Sun 29 Sep 15 - Spaceweather site

MANY FLARES, NO CMEs: Sunspot AR2422 is crackling with solar flares. The behemoth active region has produced more than 6 M-flares in the past 24 hours, including this intense M7.6-flare recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on Sept. 28th.

Extreme UV radiation from the flare ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere and caused a brief low-frequency radio blackout over South America and the Atlantic ocean: blackout map. Similar blackouts are occurring every few hours today as the flare activity continues. The frequencies most affected are below 10 MHz.

Despite this high solar activity, there have been no major CMEs. All of the flares have been brief and impulsive. Generally, CMEs require longer-lasting explosions.

AR2422 has an unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that could erupt again at any moment. NOAA forecasters estimate a 70% chance of additional M-class solar flares and a 25% chance of X-flares during the next 24 hours
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 29, 2015, 09:16:52 AM
Here's that M7 - happened about 24 hours ago...missed it...

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 29, 2015, 10:04:56 PM
2359 UTC, 6:59 PM EDT Current Conditions, Daily Sun 30 Sep 15 - Spaceweather site
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 02, 2015, 03:02:11 PM
Yowbarb Note: Just typing a plain post.
Mouse not working so I cannot copy/paste highlight or crop any images... Still a 25% chance of an X flare today.

Spaceweather site
Daily Sun
The 6-hour max is an M1 solar flare, 1718 UT (1:18 PM EDT) October 02, 2015

The 24-hour max was an M5 solar flare 00:13 UT Oct 02nd (8:13 PM EDT Oct 01, 2015)
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 05, 2015, 12:01:59 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SUBSIDING CHANCE OF FLARES: There are only a few small sunspots on the solar disk, and none of them poses a threat for strong explosions. NOAA forecasters have lowered the odds of an M-class solar flare today to only 10%.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 07, 2015, 01:29:54 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

GEOMAGNETIC STORM UNDERWAY: As predicted (see below), a G2-class geomagnetic storm is underway on Oct. 7th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after nightfall, especially around the Arctic Circle where the display could be occasionally intense

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B1   1428 UT Oct07
 24-hr:  B5   0758 UT  Oct07
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 07, 2015, 06:47:26 PM
There was a G3 and another one predicted...

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 09, 2015, 12:46:14 PM
Solar activity is very low.

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 09, 2015, 07:41:34 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 10, 2015, 09:19:13 PM
Storms subsided and sun really flatlining now...
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 10, 2015, 11:57:54 PM
No geomagnetic storm warnings now...

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF STORMS ON OCT. 12TH: NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of minor geomagnetic storms on Oct.12th when Earth moves into a stream of solar wind. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for a new round of auroras
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 11, 2015, 04:41:38 AM
Sun activity flatlining...could change soon
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 11, 2015, 05:20:05 AM
In-depth discussion about the perplexing phenomenon of the Earth-Facing Solar Quiet:

FOTW - Fly On The Wall, for members, Suspicious0bservers.
This Fly On the Wall discussion mentioned in this AM's video.

https://youtu.be/3_p0c95Ek78
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 12, 2015, 01:03:10 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1748 UT Oct12
 24-hr:  C1   1748 UT  Oct12
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1900 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 15, 2015, 10:49:40 PM
I don't see it posted in Spaceweather,  an M flare, but looks like the line went just up above the M line.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 17, 2015, 01:19:01 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions October 17, 2015

Solar wind
 speed: 354.3  km/sec
 density: 15.7  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 2008 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C8   1851 UT Oct17
 24-hr:  C8   1851 UT  Oct17
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2000 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 22, 2015, 04:09:18 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

LONG DURATION SOLAR FLARE:  Magnetic fields around sunspot AR2434 erupted during the early hours of Oct. 22nd, producing a solar flare that lasted for hours. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory took this extreme UV picture of the eruption.

The peak X-ray intensity of the flare was relatively low; on the Richter Scale of Solar Flares it registered only C4. What the flare lacked in amplitude, however, it made up for in longevity. The hours-long blast was powerful and produced a bright CME: movie.

Click movie link: http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/22oct15/cme_anim2.gif?PHPSESSID=phtdcil3q8ak8vr7i28q2lurf4

Update: Although the CME is not heading directly for Earth, it does appear to have an Earth-directed component. The CME could deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on Oct. 25th or 26th, with a chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms when it arrives.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 23, 2015, 10:09:53 AM
THE SOLAR FLARE THAT WOULDN'T END: Typical solar flares are finished in a matter of minutes. On Oct. 22nd, a solar flare in the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2434 lasted for more than 3 hours. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the eruption:  link on page http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

The peak X-ray intensity of the flare was relatively low. On the Richter Scale of Solar Flares it registered only C4.5. What the flare lacked in amplitude, however, it made up for in longevity. The hours-long blast was powerful and produced a bright CME, shown here billowing away from the sun's southwestern limb:  http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/22oct15/cme_anim4.gif?PHPSESSID=2fu0qov7qhl6lvdvk3f6vdv385

The CME is not heading directly for Earth. Nevertheless, it does have an Earth-directed component. NOAA forecast models suggest that the cloud will deliver a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field on Oct. 25th. There is a 50% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms when it arrives.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 29, 2015, 11:35:32 PM
Note: Click this link for the Spaceweather movie:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/27oct15/cme_anim2.gif?PHPSESSID=4qm41ucrdedmhbgv01c0vnakg0

SIGNIFICANT FARSIDE EXPLOSION: Yesterday, Oct. 29th, something exploded on the farside of the sun. It was probably a sunspot. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory saw material flying over the edge of the solar disk (movie), while the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) recorded a significant CME.  The explosion was so strong, it peppered Earth with energetic particles despite the fact that the blast site was hidden behind the body of the sun. You can see the effect of those particles by playing this movie. The speckles aren't stars. They are energetic protons from the sun striking SOHO's onboard CCD camera. Fogging spacecraft cameras is just one of many things a surge in solar protons can do; other effects include degrading the efficiency of solar arrays, causing satellite computers to re-boot, and ionizing Earth's upper atmosphere. The "proton storm" of Oct. 29th is subsiding now.

The blast site will spend the next 10 days or so transiting the farside of the sun, carried around by the 27-day spin of our star. If it still exists at the end of that trip, the active region will emerge onto the Earthside of the sun, and we will see what exploded. Stay tuned
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 01, 2015, 01:10:37 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

(ALMOST CERTAIN) CHANCE OF STORMS: NOAA forecasters estimate a 90% chance of geomagnetic storms on Nov. 2nd-3rd when a fast-moving stream of solar wind is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. Solar wind speeds could exceed 800 km/s and spark a strong G3-class geomagnetic storm. Sky watchers in the USA should be alert for Northern Lights as far south as, e.g., Oregon and Illinois.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 01, 2015, 01:22:54 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 01, 2015, 10:12:44 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

MONSTER SUNSPOT: AR2443 
Philippe Tosi photo, Nimes France, Nov 01, 2015
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2015, 02:41:28 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

GEOMAGNETIC STORM UPDATE: Earth is entering a region of dense and unsettled solar wind. This could be the leading edge of a high-speed solar wind stream originally expected to reach Earth on Nov. 2nd, but now more likely to arrive on Nov. 3rd. NOAA forecasters say a strong G3-class geomagnetic storm is possible during the next 24 hours, with auroras as far south as, e.g., Oregon and Illinois.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2015, 02:44:43 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2015, 11:41:23 PM
There was an M1 flare a few hours ago. 11:26 PM EDT
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  M1   0326 UT Nov04
 24-hr:  M1   0326 UT  Nov04
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0700 UT

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2015, 11:57:52 PM
Yowbarb Note: Current Conditions, Daily Sun and another glimpse of those red auroras... lovely photo.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 04, 2015, 09:55:02 AM
Update: M3 solar flare. Spaceweather site updated 1 PM EST (1700 UTC)
...http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 05, 2015, 09:00:40 PM
Nothing too major happening right now. Could be M flares sometime within 24 hours.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

INCOMING CME, CHANCE OF STORMS ON NOV 7th: Another round of geomagnetic storms may be in the offing. Sunspot AR2443 erupted on Nov. 4th, hurling a CME into space: movie. The magnetized cloud of plasma is expected to deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on Nov. 7th. NOAA forecasters say G1-class geomagnetic storms and auroras are possible when the CME arrives.

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B6   1717 UT Nov05
 24-hr:  B7   0153 UT  Nov05
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1959 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 06, 2015, 03:05:57 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 09, 2015, 04:52:29 PM
Yowbarb Note: BTW this is what Spaceweather posted today: Not one of these sunspots poses a threat for strong solar flares. Yet there was an M3.9. See Suspicious0bservers video from about 1 1/4 hours ago.
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Credit: SDO/HMIhttp://www.spaceweather.com/

BROKEN QUIET: So much for the "quiet sun." Confounding predictions, sunspot AR2449 erupted on Nov. 9th at 1312 UT, producing an M3-class solar flare and a bright CME. The CME is not heading directly for Earth, but a glancing blow is possible later this week. Stay tuned for updates as more data become available and, meanwhile, watch the sunspot explode.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 10, 2015, 12:30:35 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 14, 2015, 12:00:06 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

THE SUN IS FLAT LINING: With no sunspots actively flaring, the sun's X-ray output has flat-lined. NOAA forecasters say the chance of an M- or X-class flare this weekend is no more than 1%.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 16, 2015, 08:19:29 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CO-ROTATING INTERACTION REGION: NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Nov. 18th when a co-rotating interaction region (CIR) is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. CIRs are transition zones between fast- and slow-moving solar wind streams. Solar wind plasma piles up in these regions, producing density gradients and shock waves that do a good job of sparking auroras
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 18, 2015, 01:59:11 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 18, 2015, 02:11:52 PM
This update from 1700 hours (5 PM EST) Nov 18, 2015

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   2009 UT Nov18
 24-hr:  C1   2009 UT  Nov18
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2200 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 21, 2015, 02:18:58 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 22, 2015, 05:49:59 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SLIGHT UPTICK IN SOLAR ACTIVITY: Solar activity has been very low for more than a week. Growing sunspot AR2454 is breaking the quiet--but only a little. The active region is crackling with minor C-class solar flares. The explosions could intensify if the sunspot continues to grow.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 29, 2015, 05:07:40 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

THE SUN IS FLATLINING: With no sunspots actively flaring, the sun's X-ray output has flatlined. The quiet is likely to continue for at least another 24 hours. NOAA forecasters say there is no more than a 1% chance of M- or X-class solar flares on Nov. 29th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 02, 2015, 01:50:57 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions

Solar wind
 speed: 416.2  km/sec
 density: 1.0  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0938 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C2   0446 UT Dec02
 24-hr:  C2   0446 UT  Dec02
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0900 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 07, 2015, 11:48:05 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions:

Solar wind
 speed: 590.7  km/sec
 density: 3.1  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0725 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B3   0145 UT Dec08
 24-hr:  B3   0145 UT  Dec08
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0700 UT

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 08, 2015, 06:01:57 AM
This update is from 8 AM EST.
...http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B3   0916 UT Dec08
 24-hr:  B3   0916 UT  Dec08
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 08, 2015, 12:53:31 PM
Uptick in solar activity it went from B3 to a high of C6 recently. NOAA image below:
...http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 11, 2015, 02:22:25 AM
No big solar flares in the works...
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Current Conditions
 
Solar wind
 speed: 616.3  km/sec
 density: 2.4  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1008 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   0449 UT Dec11
 24-hr:  C1   0449 UT  Dec11
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1000 UT 
 
Daily Sun: 11 Dec 15 
None of these sunspots has the type of unstable magnetic field that poses a threat for strong flares. Solar activity remains low. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 16, 2015, 05:05:23 AM
Current Conditions, Daily Sun 16 Dec 15 - Spaceweather site

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 17, 2015, 07:28:32 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR STORM TARGETS EARTH: A pair of CMEs billowed away from the sun on Dec. 16th, and at least one of them appears to be heading for Earth. Propelled in our direction by an erupting filament of magnetism (movie), the storm cloud could produce G1-class geomagnetic storms when it arrives on Dec. 19th. Stay tuned for refinements to the forecast when NOAA storm tracks become available later today.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 20, 2015, 07:22:15 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 23, 2015, 10:55:33 AM
While I've been dozing off of this topic there was an M4!!
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Spaceweather site: http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1744 UT Dec23
 24-hr:  M4   0040 UT  Dec23
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 24, 2015, 12:33:45 AM
Yowbarb Note:
This update is from 08:27:11 UTC Dec 24, 2015
M1 is the largest recent flare, with an M4 happening yesterday.
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 28, 2015, 08:58:05 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 28, 2015, 09:00:52 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/28dec15/m1_b.jpg?PHPSESSID=9icst2p5dtl6pse0qnufgjee53
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 29, 2015, 10:40:05 AM
We may have M flares today. See the Spaceweather site:
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/

 6-hr max:  C1   1800 UT Dec29
 24-hr:  C6   1032 UT  Dec29
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT

CME hurled toward earth, could get here the 30th, video:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/28dec15/cme_anim4.gif?PHPSESSID=shfti2igfdopqjsf87rj3k5347



Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 30, 2015, 06:38:03 AM
Note from Yowbarb -
The calm before the storm.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 03, 2016, 08:52:38 AM
Yowbarb Note -
To see the sunspot erupting, click the arrow on the image. Page link below :

http://www.spaceweather.com/

Also Current Conditions and Daily Sun 03 Jan 16
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 04, 2016, 08:07:17 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B2   2237 UT Jan04
 24-hr:  B4   0621 UT  Jan04
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT

CHANCE OF STORMS, DELAYED: NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Jan. 4th in response to the impact of a late-arriving CME. The storm cloud was originally expected to reach Earth on Jan. 3rd, but it is approaching us more slowly than previously thought. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after nightfall on Monday.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 05, 2016, 04:49:57 AM
Jan 05 Update from Spaceweather:

http://www.spaceweather.com/

CME MISSES EARTH... A coronal mass ejection (CME) expected to hit Earth on Jan. 3-4 did not. It appears to have missed, sailing wide of our planet. As a result, NOAA forecasters have downgraded the chance of a geomagnetic storm on Jan. 5th to 25%
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 06, 2016, 05:17:24 AM
There was a G1 Geomagnetic Storm Jan 06, 2016

http://www.spaceweather.com/

[ CME missed earth but solar storm anyway from a big coronal hole.]

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

Current Conditions

Solar wind
 speed: 536.1  km/sec
 density: 2.1  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 1310 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  C1   1137 UT Jan06
 24-hr:  C1   1137 UT  Jan06
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1300 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 07, 2016, 11:58:45 PM
...solar activity not high right now.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B4   0414 UT Jan08
 24-hr:  B4   0414 UT  Jan08
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 0700 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 08, 2016, 11:55:56 AM
Yowbarb Note: Solar activity not much right now; no geomagnetic storms predicted for today.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 09, 2016, 12:40:46 AM
Solar activity is low now. Check the Spaceweather site for updates.
Image is from 0800 UTC, 03:00 EST.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 09, 2016, 04:14:18 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET SUN: With no sunspots actively flaring, the sun's X-ray output has flatlined. Solar activity is very low and likely to remain so throughout the weekend. NOAA forecasters estimate a slight 10% chance of M-class solar flares on Jan. 9th and 10th
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 10, 2016, 06:14:24 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 16, 2016, 03:17:23 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

AURORA ALERT: Delayed imagery from SOHO has revealed a CME that left the sun on Jan. 15, propelled by the eruption of a magnetic filament. NOAA storm tracks suggest that the CME could deliver a weak glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on Jan. 19th. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras after nightfall on Tuesday
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 20, 2016, 01:06:54 AM
Just a slight uptick in the solar flaring...only up to C1.

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 23, 2016, 03:42:06 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 24, 2016, 06:00:13 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 24, 2016, 01:56:55 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/X-ray Solar Flares

 6-hr max:  B3   1615 UT Jan24
 24-hr:  C1   0456 UT  Jan24
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2100 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 26, 2016, 02:29:53 AM
Click the link on the page...Plasma tornado...did not result in CME.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B5   0456 UT Jan26
 24-hr:  B7   0305 UT  Jan26
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1000 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 26, 2016, 10:40:07 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 29, 2016, 08:46:44 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: NOAA forecasters have boosted the odds of an M-class flare today to 25%. The probable source would be sunspot AR2488, which has developed an unstable 'beta-gamma' magnetic field with pent-up energy for strong explosions. Any M-flares today could produce minor shortwave radio blackouts
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 31, 2016, 01:18:22 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=122261&PHPSESSID=cbeqq8tcv363gjgrpmj6ur6pl2

Huge Prominence On Todays Sun In Halpha
Taken by Jim Fakatselis on January 30, 2016 @ Peppermill Skies Observatory, Huntington, NY
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 02, 2016, 04:00:58 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

ANOTHER DAY OF LOW SOLAR ACTIVITY: With no sunspots actively flaring, the sun's X-ray output has flatlined. The quiet is likely to continue for at least the next 24 hours. NOAA forecasters say there is no more than a 1% chance of strong flares on Feb. 2nd
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 03, 2016, 10:11:20 AM
Yowbarb Note: Geomagnetic Storms not likely to be anything major...There was a G1.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

CO-ROTATING INTERACTION REGION: NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Feb 3rd when a co-rotating interaction region (CIR) is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. CIRs are transition zones between fast- and slow-moving solar wind streams. Solar wind plasma piles up in these regions, producing density gradients and shock waves that do a good job of sparking auroras
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 04, 2016, 07:57:20 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/X-ray Solar Flares

 6-hr max:  C2   1221 UT Feb04
 24-hr:  C2   1221 UT  Feb04
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1500 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 05, 2016, 10:31:03 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=122550

Reindeer, Aurora, And Snowy Scene Taken by Terence Murtagh on February 5, 2016 @ Near Skulsfjord, Tromso Northern Norway
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2016, 09:35:11 PM
No Geomagnetic Storm Warnings. Will be some soon.
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

http://www.spaceweather.com/

MINOR CME IMPACT POSSIBLE TODAY: NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of minor geomagnetic storms today, Feb. 9th, when a CME could deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magetic field. The nearly-new Moon favors dark skies for Arctic auroras.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 11, 2016, 08:47:51 AM
Current Conditions, Daily Sun 11 Feb 16 - Spaceweather site
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 11, 2016, 09:25:08 AM
Minor CME Sparks Auroras ...

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 14, 2016, 08:44:40 PM
Increase in solar activity looks like M flares the 13th and 14th both, so far.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 16, 2016, 07:47:43 AM
Daily Sun, Current Conditions 16 Feb 16 - Spaceweather site

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 21, 2016, 02:58:55 PM
Earth-facing solar activity is not high now.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B3   1602 UT Feb21
 24-hr:  B5   1304 UT  Feb21
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2200 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 24, 2016, 08:15:52 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

VERY QUIET SUN: Today, NOAA forecasters say there is a scant 5% chance of M-class solar flares. That might be an overestimate. There are only two small spots on the sun, and neither has the type of unstable magnetic field harbors energy for strong explosions. The sun is likely to remain quiet on Feb. 24th
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 17, 2016, 03:24:51 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 19, 2016, 02:28:36 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

QUIET SUN: The sun is peppered with sunspots. However, they are all relatively small and none has the type of unstable magnetic field that is likely to explode. As a result, solar activity is very low and likely to remain so for days to come. NOAA forecasters say there is no more than a 5% chance of any strong solar flares this weekend.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 22, 2016, 03:35:49 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B2   2157 UT Mar22
 24-hr:  B2   0616 UT  Mar22
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2157 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 25, 2016, 12:47:11 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

VERY QUIET SUN: Solar activity has returned to very low levels, and it is likely to remain so for the next few days. NOAA forecasters say there is no more than a 1% chance of strong flares on March 25-26-27
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 27, 2016, 12:23:37 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR CYCLE CRASHING: Anyone wondering why the sun has been so quiet lately? The reason why is shown in the graph below. The 11-year sunspot cycle is crashing:

For the past two years, the sunspot number has been dropping as the sun transitions from Solar Max to Solar Min. Fewer sunspots means there are fewer solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). As the explosions subside, we deem the sun "quiet."

But how quiet is it, really? A widely-held misconception is that space weather stalls and becomes uninteresting during periods of low sunspot number. In fact, by turning the solar cycle sideways, we see that Solar Minimum brings many interesting changes. For instance, the upper atmosphere of Earth collapses, allowing space junk to accumulate around our planet. The heliosphere shrinks, bringing interstellar space closer to Earth. And galactic cosmic rays penetrate the inner solar system with relative ease. Indeed, a cosmic ray surge is already underway. (Goodbye sunspots, hello cosmic rays!)

Stay tuned for updates as the sunspot number continues to drop.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 28, 2016, 01:27:38 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 30, 2016, 11:19:20 AM
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B1   1611 UT Mar30
 24-hr:  B1   1611 UT  Mar30
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT

http://www.spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF STORMS: NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on April 1st when a CIR is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. CIRs (co-rotating interaction regions) are transition zones between fast- and slow-moving solar wind streams. Density gradients and shock waves inside CIRs do a good job sparking auroras.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 04, 2016, 03:01:46 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 06, 2016, 12:20:54 AM
Possibility of M-Class solar flares in next few days...

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 06, 2016, 11:22:02 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 10, 2016, 02:28:29 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

BIG SUNSPOT GETS BIGGER AR2529 April 10, 2016 - Spaceweather site
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 12, 2016, 06:35:28 PM
Click link on page to view this movie:  ...The plasma cloud left the region on April 10th during an hours-long period of unrest in the sunspot's core, documented in this movie from NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory:
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page:   http://www.spaceweather.com/

Image:  Sunspot AR2529…it’s A Beauty  Taken by Noeleen Lowndes on April 10, 2016 @ Leyburn QLD Australia

Link:     http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=124503
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 17, 2016, 02:07:43 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 19, 2016, 05:55:17 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CME, CANCELLED: A CME hurled into space by yesterday's M6.7-class solar flare will not hit Earth, after all. Refined computer modeling by NOAA analysts suggests that the plasma cloud is moving upstream of the sun-Earth line, and will sail wide of our planet on April 20th.

BIG SUNSPOT DEPARTS
Yesterday, giant sunspot AR2529 unleashed a powerful M6.7-class solar flare.  Today, the sunspot is leaving. AR2529 is approaching the sun's western limb where it will soon disappear from view.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 22, 2016, 11:25:29 AM
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B1   1202 UT Apr22
 24-hr:  B1   1007 UT  Apr22
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 1800 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 27, 2016, 10:51:23 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

WHAT'S AROUND THE BEND? The face of the sun is dotted by small, quiet sunspots. A more active region may be just around the bend. On April 26th, Jack Newton of Osoyoos, British Columbia, photographed plumes of hot magnetized plasma rising over the sun's northeastern limb.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 28, 2016, 02:07:04 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions, Daily Sun 28 Apr 16
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Post by: Yowbarb on May 03, 2016, 08:28:30 AM
 Yowbarb Note: About 20 minutes  ago it said no data...lost my post, too...
Anyway here is today's Current conditions and Daily Sun from Spaceweather.com site:
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on May 11, 2016, 01:17:47 PM

Ottawa scientists prepare for disruptive solar weather
A tsunami of solar particles could wreak havoc on planet earth!

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/solar-flares-nrcan-space-weather-1.3568066

If the threats of climate change, a pandemic or nuclear war haven't given you enough to worry about, how about solar weather?

Large-scale eruptions on the surface of the sun can create solar-particle waves that damage satellites and disrupt power grids — not to mention the GPS in your car.
Space Weather Canada

Canadian Space Weather Forecast Centre at Natural Resources Canada are testing for the potential of a solar flare hitting the earth. (Steve Fischer/CBC)

Scientists at the Canadian Space Weather Forecast Centre are now preparing for the next big event.

At their command centre near the Mer Bleue Conservation Area in Ottawa, scientists are using an array of highly specialized instruments to test for geomagnetic activity.

Heightened levels are an indicator of solar flares and their evil twin, Coronal Mass Ejections or CMEs.

Canada especially vulnerable

Canada would likely feel the impact of a large scale event more than any other country because of its proximity to the North Pole, scientists say.
Robyn Fiori, NR Can Scientist

Robyn Fiori works at Natural Resources Canada's space weather monitoring station in Ottawa. (Steve Fischer/CBC)

"Space weather can impact a variety of technologies, satellites, GPS for navigation positioning and timing," said Natural Resources Canada scientist Robyn Fiori.

"It could also impact compass use for directional drilling, aero-magnetic surveys and, of course, power systems and pipelines, as well.”

Power lines are especially vulnerable because they act as long conductors during geomagnetic storms, causing unexpected electric currents along the line.

A solar storm in 1989, lasting only a minute and a half, caused the entire Hydro-Quebec power grid to collapse.

The resulting blackout left more than six million people in Quebec and the northeastern United States without power for nine hours!

Max.
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Post by: Yowbarb on May 12, 2016, 12:29:16 AM
MadMax, as always, excellent post. This is a good reminder people need to get pre - computerized cars.
Regarding bugout vehicles and survival vehicles we need to figure out more. We have had some discussions but not in depth.
I will be posting more in The Bug Out Vehicle Topic.
Meanwhile this link gives an outline:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-board_diagnostics#History

Bye for now,
Yowbarb
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 16, 2016, 07:08:28 PM
No Geomagnetic Storm today...

http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR WIND, INEFFECTIVE: Today, Earth is moving through a stream of high speed solar wind. Magnetic fields inside the stream are not well connected to our planet's magnetic field. As a result, the encounter is doing little to spark geomagnetic activity
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Post by: Yowbarb on May 17, 2016, 10:09:33 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 17, 2016, 03:50:28 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Solar wind
 speed: 491.4  km/sec
 density: 4.3  protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 2229 UT 
 
X-ray Solar Flares
 6-hr max:  B4   1750 UT May17
 24-hr:  C1   0408 UT  May17
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2200 UT

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/planetary-k-index
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 17, 2016, 08:54:56 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

FARSIDE SOLAR ACTIVITY: The Earth-side of the sun is quiet, with only two sunspots producing very low-level flares. The farside of the sun, however, is more active. On June 16th, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory detected this CME billowing over the sun's northeastern limb. [ Click link to see flare on far side >> http://spaceweather.com/images2016/16jun16/cme_c3_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=t3cmlle78qcilkcijlk3g0b947 ]

The source of the explosion is on the other side of the sun. It might be an active sunspot hidden from view by the body of the sun. If so, more CMEs are possible in the days ahead as the sunspot continues to flare. None of the CMEs, however, would be geoeffective until the active region turns toward Earth. For now, Earth-directed solar activity remains very low.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on June 24, 2016, 03:08:03 PM
Looks like the “powers at be” want to make sure that they have sufficient warning to “Get Out of Dodge” so to speak..

It’s all systems go for NOAA’s first space weather satellite
DSCOVR is the linchpin of next-generation space weather forecasts

http://www.noaa.gov/its-all-systems-go-noaas-first-space-weeather-satellite

June 23, 2016 NOAA’s first space weather satellite, DSCOVR, has completed instrument validation and will go operational on July 27, when it will take over the role of monitoring potentially damaging space weather storms as they approach Earth.

DSCOVR, which stands for Deep Space Climate Observatory, brings improved measurements and higher quality data than currently available, giving forecasters better information with which to issue critical space weather warnings and alerts.

“Even though the sun is 93 million miles away, activity on the surface of the sun can have significant impacts here on Earth,” said Tom Berger, director of NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center. “Severe space weather can disrupt power grids, marine and aviation navigation, satellite operations, GPS systems and communication technologies. DSCOVR will allow us to deliver more  timely, accurate, and actionable geomagnetic storm warnings, giving people time to prevent damage and disruption of important technological systems.”

DSCOVR’s primary space weather sensors are the Faraday Cup plasma sensor, which measures the speed, density and temperature of the solar wind, and a magnetometer, which measures the strength and direction of the solar wind magnetic field. Together, the instruments provide forecasters with the necessary information to issue geomagnetic storm warnings.


Data from DSCOVR, which will be available to the public in real-time online, will allow forecasters to provide space weather warnings and alerts up to an hour before a surge of particles and magnetic field generated by solar storms hit Earth. The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) provides forecast products and data to infrastructure operators and the general public through its email alert service to more than 47,000 subscribers. Owners or operators of potentially vulnerable technologies can then take steps to protect their equipment or services.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/real-time-solar-wind

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 02, 2016, 02:00:01 AM
MadMax, great post,
thanks
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Post by: MadMax on July 07, 2016, 04:36:45 PM
We are currently seeing the start of a Solar Storm (with hadly any sunspots for the last two weeks)..

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: caringangie on July 07, 2016, 04:53:10 PM
Thanks for the great posts Max!
Not sure though what to do with the readings..
How high is too high?

Thanks!
Angela
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on July 08, 2016, 04:21:09 AM
Hi Angela,

 A solar geomagnetic storm start at "Level 5" on the graph when it gets to a 'Level 7' that is when damage to satellites and the power grid world wide can start to occur..

This chart and MUCH more can be found at:

www.spaceweathernews.com

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: ilinda on July 08, 2016, 09:53:20 AM
Looks like the “powers at be” want to make sure that they have sufficient warning to “Get Out of Dodge” so to speak..

It’s all systems go for NOAA’s first space weather satellite
DSCOVR is the linchpin of next-generation space weather forecasts

http://www.noaa.gov/its-all-systems-go-noaas-first-space-weeather-satellite

June 23, 2016 NOAA’s first space weather satellite, DSCOVR, has completed instrument validation and will go operational on July 27, when it will take over the role of monitoring potentially damaging space weather storms as they approach Earth.
Max.
The link gives me the 404 Page Not Found screen.

Being that this new DSCOVR is a million miles from Earth, and between Earth and Sun, it's easy to see how it can gather the info. stated.  I was looking to see if it orbits the sun or earth, but cannot determine that.  It seems logical that it would have to orbit the earth, in geostationary orbit, but I wasn't aware they are orbiting these things so far away!
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 09, 2016, 02:09:40 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: caringangie on July 09, 2016, 07:32:44 AM
Thanks Max!  ;D
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 10, 2016, 12:06:06 AM
C8

http://spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 15, 2016, 06:07:23 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

BIG SUNSPOT, LITTLE SOLAR ACTIVITY: After weeks of spotlessness in June, there is now a significant active region on the sun.  Except big sunspot AR2565 is, actually, not active. It has a stable magnetic field that poses almost no threat for significant explosions.  NOAA forecasters say there is no more than a 1% chance of strong flares on July 15th

X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: B8 2004 UT Jul15
24-hr: C2 1511 UT Jul15
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 16, 2016, 04:38:51 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

FAST-GROWING SUNSPOTS: Two days ago, big sunspot AR2565 was all alone. Today it has a new sunspot growing in its wake. Click on the arrow for 48 hours of action:

>>> http://spaceweather.com/images2016/16jul16/hmi_anim_crop.gif?PHPSESSID=h1f14hnhe9l1k8n817ssunqsq7
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 19, 2016, 09:40:59 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: Big sunspot AR2567 is regaining its magnetic complexity, and this has prompted NOAA forecasters to boost the odds of an M-class solar flare today to 25%. If such a flare does occur, it will be geoeffective because the sunspot is directly facing Earth.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on July 19, 2016, 10:43:02 AM




NASA is monitoring an enormous dark region spreading across the surface of the sun!!

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/space/nasa-is-monitoring-an-enormous-dark-region-spreading-across-the-surface-of-the-sun/news-story/09ee8292bfb45461d1f33773a06d303b

NASA has spotted an enormous black mass growing on the surface of the sun.

The gulf in our parent star was first spotted by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft and while it looks troubling, the space agency has assured the dark region is nothing to fear.

NASA said the dark patch is called a coronal hole, which is a large version of a phenomenon frequently occurring on the surface of the sun.

“Coronal holes are low-density regions of the sun’s atmosphere, known as the corona,” NASA wrote.

“Because they contain little solar material, they have lower temperatures and thus appear much darker than their surroundings.”

The space agency said the mass can take up a quarter of the sun’s surface and is created by a gap in the magnetic field.

“Coronal holes are the source of a high-speed wind of solar particles that streams off the sun,” NASA said.

While emitting a stream of highly charged particles won’t have any negative consequences on Earth, it can cause problems for communications satellites packed full of sensitive electronics.

There is always the possibility NASA is wrong, however, and the event is the start of a conspiracy theory predicting the end of the world on July 29.

If this theory holds merit, we can expect to see cities collapsing as the Earth’s magnetic poles reverse.

Max.

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on July 21, 2016, 02:54:22 AM
Here is an electrical fire from Suspicious Observers morning news this morning caused by the relatively small level G1 geomagnetic storm.

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on July 27, 2016, 06:38:08 PM


The Sun wakes up!!

Sun Blasts Out 2016's Strongest Flare

http://www.space.com/33543-strongest-solar-flare-of-2016-video.html

he sun fired off its strongest solar flare of 2016 during an active weekend that saw three eruptions from the star's surface.

The uptick in solar activity occurred overnight on Friday and Saturday (July 22 and 23) when the sun unleashed three relatively moderate solar flares, all of which were captured on video by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. While all three were somewhat minor, they are the first substantial solar events in months, NASA officials said in a statement.

The first solar flare registered as an M5.0 sun storm and peaked Friday night at 10:11 p.m. EDT (0211 July 23 GMT). It was followed by a second, more-intense flare, which peaked as an M7.5-class solar storm on Saturday at 1:16 a.m. EDT (0516 GMT). A third, M5.5-class flare peaked 15 minutes later, at 1:31 a.m. EDT (0531 GMT).

The M7.5 flare was the strongest sun storm of 2016, according to Spaceweather.com,  a website that tracks space-weather events. But it was still nowhere near the most powerful types of flares the sun can unleash.

"These flares were classified as M-level flares. M-class flares are the category just below the most intense flares, X-class flares," NASA officials explained in their statement. "The number provides more information about its strength. An M2 is twice as intense as an M1, an M3 is three times as intense, etc.”

When aimed directly at Earth, the strongest X-class solar flares can potentially pose a risk to astronauts in space, and may also disrupt GPS and communications-satellite signals.

And possibly do MUCH more!!

Max.
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Post by: Yowbarb on July 27, 2016, 08:30:44 PM
MadMax, wow! Thanks for catching all that and posting...
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Post by: firedragonlibra on August 02, 2016, 10:36:36 AM
Caught on SDO today... transit/eclipse started at 11:14UT moving from bottom right to top left.
http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/browse/2016/08/02/


(http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/browse/2016/08/02/20160802_112900_4096_0211.jpg)
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 03, 2016, 09:55:15 PM
MadMax and also Firedrangonlibra, great posts, thank you!
- Yowbarb
...

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/   G1 (minor) Geomagnetic Storm during the past 24 hours
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 06, 2016, 11:40:08 PM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 08, 2016, 01:00:51 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on August 08, 2016, 03:09:32 AM
Shows you how much our Earth’s magnetic field has weakened when even a moderate geomagnetic disturbance can cause something like this!

Delta Suspends All Flights "Due To System Outage Nationwide" With Computer Systems "Down Everywhere"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-08/delta-suspends-all-flights-due-system-outage-nationwide-computer-systems-down-everywhere

Delta Air Lines -  the second largest airline in the world - is reporting that all flights have been suspended "due to a system outage nationwide." Social media users have posted photos showing long lines of passengers waiting to check-in at airports. “Our systems are down everywhere. Hopefully it won't be much longer,” Delta Air Lines said in response to a passenger's tweet.

    @Jessb6484 Hi there. I am really sorry for the inconvenience. Our systems are down everywhere. Hopefully it won't be much longer. *SD

    — Delta (@Delta) August 8, 2016

According to Twitter accounts, passengers are stuck at Heathrow Airport in London, Málaga Airport in Spain, Keflavík International Airport in Reykjavík, Iceland, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Rome Ciampino Airport.

    @Delta computers down in Rome! Help. Someone send pizza! pic.twitter.com/QbNCsGrzN5

    — Camilla Rosenberg (@ca_mill_mill) August 8, 2016

“We're currently experiencing system issues and working to resolve it asap,” Delta told another passenger on Twitter.

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on August 08, 2016, 02:52:44 PM


August 2016Space Environment Our changing world and the mounting risk of a calamitous solar storm

https://room.eu.com/article/our-changing-world-and-the-mounting-risk-of-a-calamitous-solar-storm

As Earth’s magnetic poles continue to shift our likely nemesis is a massive solar storm!!

Dinosaurs were wiped out by a 5 km diameter asteroid that smashed into the coast of Mexico but our more likely nemesis is a massive solar storm which would disable power grids, computer networks and satellites. Dr Joseph Pelton argues that the scenario is becoming ever more likely as Earth’s magnetic poles continue to shift, leading to a serious reduction in the radiation shielding capacity of the Van Allen belts.

In our search of the cosmos for planets that might support intelligent life we have now begun to realise that the existence of what are called ‘Goldilocks worlds’ may very well be rare indeed. And by Goldilocks worlds we mean planets that are just right - not too cold and not too hot. We also mean a planet with water and natural resources as well as an atmosphere and a magnetic field to support life systems and protect them from stellar heat and radiation and coronal mass ejections (CME). But the question of relevance is: Just how safe is Earth from cosmic dangers? We humans, in fact, have become somewhat complacent about the natural protective systems that our six-sextillion ton spacecraft has to protect us from - solar storms, comets, asteroids, and cosmic rays. We forget that our atmosphere and our naturally formed Van Allen belts held in place by the Earth’s magnetic poles serve to shield us from massive blasts of ions that periodically travel from the Sun.

These so-called coronal mass ejections travel at millions of kilometres an hour. If one of these CMEs were to hit Earth head-on, it would have the power to create natural electro-magnetic pulses (EMPs) far more effectively than a thermonuclear blast!!

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 10, 2016, 05:34:12 PM
Awesome post, MadMax!!
...
Current Condtions, Daily Sun 10 Aug 16 - Spaceweather site

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on August 11, 2016, 02:36:21 AM

Solar storm almost started WWIII in 1967!!  :o

https://www.sott.net/article/324916-Solar-storm-almost-started-WWIII-in-1967

A view of the Sun on May 23, 1967, in a narrow visible wavelength of light called Hydrogen-alpha. The bright region in the top center region of brightness shows the area where the large flare occurred.
The Cold War was filled with nuclear annihilation close-calls: There was the '62 Cuban Missile Crisis, the NORAD Computer Glitch in '70, the Nuclear False Alarm of 1983, and likely many we'll never know about. But there's one incident that has gone under the radar for decades. A new paper to be published in the journal Space Weather finally paints a detailed portrait of a 1967 solar storm that almost spurred the U.S. Air Force to attack the Soviet Union and potential ignite World War III.

Here's the deal: On May 23, 1967, the United States noticed its surveillance radars the near poles were jamming up. Naturally, defense officials assumed it was the Soviet Union preparing to attack American soil — so the Air Force began to make its own preparations to strike the Russians.

Problem was, the Russians were not to blame. The culpable party was the sun, which was in the midst of a particularly nasty solar storm. When the sun is producing major flares, the resulting energy can charge up nearby particles and cause electromagnetic disturbances that affect the ionosphere — the part of the Earth's atmosphere that helps propagate radio wave emissions over large distances.

Although solar activity was still not widely understood, by the 1950s the U.S. military knew how eruptions on the surface the sun could hamper communications on Earth. By the following decade, the Air Force established the Air Weather Service to regularly monitor the sun for solar flares.

A few days before the 1967 storm, space weather forecasters began observing a strange group of sunspots popping up the surface the sun, and predicted that a large flare was imminent. Lo and behold: On May 23, that flare burst onto the cosmic scene.

All three of the country's critical radar sites in the Northern Hemisphere — designed to pick up any onslaught of incoming Soviet missiles, — stopped working. Intelligence officials in America considered the radar jam was act of war.

"Had it not been for the fact that we had invested very early on in solar and geomagnetic storm observations and forecasting, the impact [of the storm] likely would have been much greater," said Delores Knipp, a space physicist at the University of Colorado in Boulder and lead author of the new paper, in a news release. "This was a lesson learned in how important it is to be prepared."

Until now, the true story behind the 1967 solar storm and its potential impact had never been told. This paper's publication is the first time the U.S. Air Force officials involved have publicly acknowledged and described what was going on behind the scenes of our country's defense forces.

Max.
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Post by: Yowbarb on August 12, 2016, 07:20:39 AM
MadMax. what a great story!
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 12, 2016, 07:21:18 AM
I expect things to start popping more but for now the solar flares are in the B range and no storms predicted today...

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on August 14, 2016, 03:15:21 AM
VERY large solar storm off of the back side of the sun gald it's not headed our way!  :o

Check out the details in the SO morning news:

www.Suspicious0bservers.org

Max
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 20, 2016, 10:08:07 AM
MadMax, good catch, and yes, glad it wasn't earth-facing!
Marshall always interested in these items, will send it to him.
All The Best,
Yowbarb
...
http://spaceweather.com/

SUBSIDING CHANCE OF STORMS: A co-rotating interaction region (CIR) expected to hit Earth's magnetic field on Aug. 19th did not arrive as expected. Probably, the sharp transition zone between slow- and fast-moving solar wind streams (i.e., the CIR) dissipated before it reached our planet. As a result, NOAA forecasters  have downgraded the chance of geomagnetic storms today to only 15%.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 20, 2016, 10:22:57 AM
Not much happening on the Earth-facing side.
Current Conditions, Daily Sun Aug 20, 2016

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on August 23, 2016, 05:54:21 PM
We are just seeing the start of a significant solar storm uptick:

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 26, 2016, 06:58:31 AM
http://spaceweather.com/ 

SOLAR SECTOR BOUNDARY CROSSING: On Aug. 28th, Earth will cross a fold in the heliospheric current sheet. This "solar sector boundary crossing" could disturb our planet's magnetic field and spark auroras at high latitudes. NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 01, 2016, 05:19:46 AM
Current Conditions and Daily Sun -

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on September 01, 2016, 09:11:12 AM
A new Geomagnetic storm is in progress:


Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on September 02, 2016, 02:39:10 AM
A level 2 Geomagnetic Storm is in process:



Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 03, 2016, 12:11:43 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

QUIET WITH A CHANCE OF FLARES: Solar activity is low, however, it might not remain so. Big sunspot AR2585 is developed an unstable 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for moderately strong solar flares. NOAA forecasters estimate a 20% chance of M-flares on Sept. 3rd
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 04, 2016, 03:19:34 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

VERY FAST SOLAR WIND: Earth is inside a fast-moving (600 km/s-700 km/s) solar wind stream that has sparked intermittent geomagnetic storms and bright auroras around the poles for the past few days. NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% chance of continued storming on Sept.4-5.

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=129054

Solar Activity In H-Alpha
Taken by Mike Taormina on September 3, 2016 @ Malta, New York, USA
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on September 14, 2016, 02:46:39 AM

Quite an interesting article about the recent failures in the Power Grid in Greece and Solar Storms (from the SO morning news)..

Solar Activity and Transformer Failures in the Greek National Electric Grid

https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1307/1307.1149.pdf

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 14, 2016, 03:46:32 PM
MadMax, thanks for posting the article...
meanwhile, for now the sun seems to be fairly quiet on the Earth-facing side...
...
http://spaceweather.com/

ALMOST NO CHANCE OF FLARES: With no sunspots actively flaring, the sun's X-ray output is flatlining. This situation is likely to continue for the rest of the week. NOAA forecasters say there is no more than a 1% chance of strong flares for the next 3 days.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 18, 2016, 10:44:49 PM
G1 (Minor) Geomagnetic Storm predicted for September 19th -20th.
...
http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 12, 2016, 12:26:57 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

EARTH-DIRECTED CME: A magnetic filament in the sun's northern hemisphere erupted on Oct. 8th, hurling a faint CME (movie) into space. NOAA analysts say the storm cloud could deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on Oct. 13th. At this time of year, even a minor CME impact can spark bright polar auroras, so stay tuned.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on October 14, 2016, 12:42:43 PM
VERY important article:

President Obama Orders Government to Plan for 'Space Weather' Chaos!

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/president-obama-orders-government-plan-space-weather-chaos-n665801


Turning his attention to the heavens — and how turbulence there could create chaos on Earth — President Obama directed the federal government Thursday to come up with a plan to deal with "space weather."

Space weather, by the way, is a catch-all for disturbances in the area between the sun and Earth, such as solar flares, that wreak havoc on the electrical power grid, GPS systems, aviation equipment, satellites and other technology that have become integral to human life.

Particularly bad storms of this kind can bring down parts of the power grid, "resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare and transportation," according to an executive order Obama signed Thursday. "Space weather," the order adds, "has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents.”

The directive put several federal agencies on notice that they have six months to come up with a sweeping plan to predict and detect these interstellar events, alert the public, protect critical infrastructure and recover from the damage. That includes NASA, which will create a research program to "understand the sun and its interactions with Earth and the solar system."

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on October 14, 2016, 01:47:02 PM
Here is the result of a ‘minor’ Solar Storm, just imagine what effect a stronger one might have..

Oct 14 2016, 7:45 am ET
United Airlines Computer Glitches Delay Flights, Infuriate Flyers

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/united-airlines-computer-glitches-delay-flights-infuriate-flyers-n666206

United Airlines suffers massive computer outage, triggering widespread delays

Tempers boiled in departure lounges around the world overnight as two separate problems with United Airlines' computer systems caused widespread delays.

The airline initially told NBC News early Friday that 63 flights were affected, but spokeswoman Maddie King later retracted that figure and said it was just "a small number of flights."

The first glitch, concerning United's luggage weighing systems, was resolved late Thursday, King said. Another issue caused more delays before being resolved at 3 a.m. ET — although King said she did not know its nature nor its cause.

"People are p***ed," Zandy said about those standing in the line. "They're losing their minds.”

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 14, 2016, 03:15:09 PM
MadMax, thanks for  an excellent post!
- Barb T. 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 14, 2016, 03:19:20 PM
Below is  a note from spaceweather com and then what seems a massive coronal hole, image from SDO. Solar Dynamics Observatory.
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http://spaceweather.com/
SOMETHING DIFFERENT ON SPACEWEATHER.COM: Readers who frequently visit Spaceweather.com to check solar wind data should note an important change: Our primary data source has shifted from the aging ACE spacecraft to NOAA's new DSCOVR spacecraft, our planet's flagship space weather buoy located 1.5 million km upstream of Earth.  Links to ACE are still available, but the main numbers you see are ticking in from the Deep Space Climate Observatory.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 28, 2016, 09:19:38 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

SUBSIDING STORMS: Earth's magnetic field is quieting on Oct. 28th following 3 days of almost uninterrupted G1- and G2-class geomagnetic storms. The storms, which mainly affected our planet's polar regions, were caused by a high-speed solar wind stream that arrived on Oct. 25th. Earth is exiting the stream now.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/  24 hr. latest observed G1

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/g1-minor-geomagnetic-storm-watch-effect-28-and-29-oct-2016
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 19, 2016, 01:52:37 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions, Daily Sun 19 Nov 16 - Spaceweather.com site
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on November 21, 2016, 12:41:41 PM
Here is an interesting  new scientific paper discussed on the SO morning news showing “how bad” solar flares can be”. .

Scaling Relations in Coronal Mass Ejections and Energetic Proton Events associated with Solar Super Flares


https://arxiv.org/pdf/1611.06015v1.pdf

1. Introduction
Solar Flares are the biggest explosion in the solar system where magnetic field energy stored in the active region corona is rapidly released through magnetic reconnection process (Shibata & Magara 2011; Hudson 2011). During Flares, coronal plasma is sometimes ejected out into the interplanetary space (coronal mass ejections; CMEs) (Illing & Hundhausen 1986;

CMEs are decelerated during their propagation in the interplanetary space (Gopalswamy et al. 2001), sweeping up the interplanetary plasma on their path. We expect from conservation of momentum that if a CME ejecta is heavy enough (comparable to or heavier than the mass scraped up on its path), the CME will not be decelerated much. Fast and heavy ICMEs with southward magnetic field associated with solar super flares would cause extreme geomagnetic storms.

Extreme increase of radiation levels in space associated with solar super flares also result in the increase of radiation at the hight altitude and sometimes at the sea level (Ground Level Enhancement; GLE) through airshower formation in Earth’s atmosphere. The radiation levels in Earth atmosphere depend on high energy component of energetic proton flux in space. For example, GLEs are mainly caused by energetic protons injected to the top of the atmospheric layer whose energy is higher than ~ 1 GeV. The maximum energy of energetic protons associated with solar flares are known to be less than several GeV.

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 29, 2016, 08:51:19 PM
Thanks, Max!  M1 flares and minor radio blackout today...
:)
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AN UPTICK IN SOLAR FLARE ACTIVITY: Two new sunspots are rapidly emerging on the solar disk, and one of them (AR2615) is crackling with C- and M-class solar flares. So far the eruptions are minor. However, they do represent a notable uptick in activity compared to the absolute quiet of recent months.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on November 30, 2016, 03:00:47 AM
The “powers at be” have known for decades its coming, now it mainstream news as well …

TECH BLACKOUT: Huge solar storm which could WIPE OUT modern technology expected by 2020


http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/737882/solar-storm-WIPE-OUT-modern-technology-carrington-event

THERE is a one in eight chance that the Earth will be hit by a huge solar storm by 2020 which could potentially leave the world without Internet, phone service and many more services that modern-day humans rely on.

Researchers have warned that there is roughly a 12 per cent chance that a solar storm could smash into Earth by the end of the decade.

The powerful event would likely be as huge as the Carrington Event, which occurred on 1859.

The solar storm which hit 150 years ago was so powerful that its southern auroras could be seen as far north as Queensland in Australia.

Today, in a modern world so dependent on technology, the implications would be far more severe.

Solar storms can wreak havoc on global technology as the radiation which pummels our planet heats up the outer atmosphere, causing it to expand.

This means that satellite signals will struggle to penetrate the swollen atmosphere, leading to a lack of Internet service, GPS navigation, satellite TV such as Sky and mobile phone signal.

Additionally, increased currents in the Earth’s magnetic field – or magnetosphere – could theoretically lead to a surge of electricity in power lines, which can blow out electrical transformers and power stations leading to a temporary loss of electricity in a region.

The prediction of a huge solar storm by 2020 was made by Pete Riley, senior scientist at Predictive Science in San Diego, California, who was surprised to see that the chance was so high.

He said: “Even if it’s off by a factor of two, that’s a much larger number than I thought.”


A solar storm the size of the Carrington Event would cost an estimated $2trillion (£1.6trillion) to the US economy in the first year it struck, with a 2008 report from the National Research Council stating that it could take up to 10 years to fully recover.

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: ilinda on December 02, 2016, 04:51:29 PM
Speaking of solar storms and earth blackouts and the like, I have a question about something that has only been happening for the past few months.  Six months?

Occasionally when I log onto email, the entire screen appears to disappear, then refresh, about 5-10X per second.  It is so annoying that I can hardly continue reading emails, but upon logging out, all is normal.  Getting back into email means the same phenomenon is still happening.  It's enough to cause an epileptic seizure in the viewer,  I would imagine!

Could this phenomenon be related to messages bouncing off a satellite, and in the process being affected by heavy-duty solar winds?  Or is it most likely something in my ISP and its operation?
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 05, 2016, 05:01:45 AM
Speaking of solar storms and earth blackouts and the like, I have a question about something that has only been happening for the past few months.  Six months?

Occasionally when I log onto email, the entire screen appears to disappear, then refresh, about 5-10X per second.  It is so annoying that I can hardly continue reading emails, but upon logging out, all is normal.  Getting back into email means the same phenomenon is still happening.  It's enough to cause an epileptic seizure in the viewer,  I would imagine!

Could this phenomenon be related to messages bouncing off a satellite, and in the process being affected by heavy-duty solar winds?  Or is it most likely something in my ISP and its operation?

ilinda, I will check into this for you, on a tech aspect. I have found when the screen flickers like that must be hard to deal with. What I get sometimes is it is suddenly so sluggish I have a tendency to click on something multiple times and then when it does work it flashes open multiple times, but it happens far in excess of the number of times I clicked a link. It doesn't happen so often but it does happen.
Meanwhile it is possible solar conditions are affecting the satellites. I have checked almost daily for quite awhile and it hasn't seemed like the level of geomagnetic storming has been very high. I tend to think it is an IT problem... Looking it up now, may take a few days...
Oh yes, does anyone play games on the computer? Minecraft?
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 05, 2016, 05:11:44 AM
PS ilinda do you have Windows 7? I read that if you have Windows 7, the registry cleaners are not good. They were apparently good for Windows XP but not 7. I will check with my son. He works in IP. One of my daughters us  pretty good at IP also...
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 05, 2016, 05:31:32 AM
MadMax I located the link for Predictive Science in San Diego, California,  and there is a researcher ther named Pete Riley. I skimmed through the only article I could find not sure if it is stating the same thing as that Express UK newspaper did... I will try to figure out more...

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ApJ...819...57R

http://www.predsci.com/portal/home.php
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 05, 2016, 05:48:16 AM
Current Conditions, Daily Sun 05 Dec 16

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: ilinda on December 05, 2016, 05:32:53 PM
PS ilinda do you have Windows 7? I read that if you have Windows 7, the registry cleaners are not good. They were apparently good for Windows XP but not 7. I will check with my son. He works in IP. One of my daughters us  pretty good at IP also...
NO, I'm on an iMac.  All is well right now, but when it happens, it's sudden and totally annoying--worse than annoying--I cannot take that blinking and flashing--worse than being in a run-away/out-of-control disco!
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 05, 2016, 10:03:12 PM
PS ilinda do you have Windows 7? I read that if you have Windows 7, the registry cleaners are not good. They were apparently good for Windows XP but not 7. I will check with my son. He works in IP. One of my daughters us  pretty good at IP also...
NO, I'm on an iMac.  All is well right now, but when it happens, it's sudden and totally annoying--worse than annoying--I cannot take that blinking and flashing--worse than being in a run-away/out-of-control disco!

ilinda- oh of course. I remember you telling me last year you have a Mac. I will try to find out what causes that. PS Do you use google drive? I just read google drive and imac do not get along so well.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 18, 2016, 01:56:10 PM
Yowbarb Note: The Earth-facing side of our Sun is pretty quiet, but as Suspicious0bservers reported yesterday there was an M-Flare on the far side of the Sun. G2 flares expected in a few days.
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http://spaceweather.com/

AURORAS FOR CHRISTMAS? Earth is about to enter a solar wind stream that could spark polar auroras from Dec. 20th through 25th. Geomagnetic storming is most likely on Dec. 21st and 22nd with peak storm levels near G2. Sky watchers around the Arctic Circle should be alert for Northern Lights.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 01, 2017, 05:26:51 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

AURORA 'BLASTER FIRE' RECORDED IN SWEDEN: The idea that auroras make noise has long been controversial. However, whole groups of listeners in northern Sweden have recently heard strange sounds during magnetic storms. On Christmas night, an aurora tour guide recorded the audio using his iPhone--and it sounds like Star Wars blaster fire. [full story below]

Note [  To listen, click on the photo–and don’t forget to turn up the volume: https://clyp.it/urzipw02 ]
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http://news.spaceweather.com/aurora-blaster-fire-recorded-in-sweden/

Aurora “Blaster Fire” Recorded in Sweden

Tony Phillips
Posted on December 29, 2016
Categories Auroras

Dec. 29, 2016: For centuries, Arctic sky watchers have occasionally reported strange sounds filling the air as Northern Lights danced overhead. Hisses, crackles, and even loud “claps” have been heard and recorded. It may be time to add a new sound to the menagerie: blaster fire.

Photographer Oliver Wright sends this report from inside the Arctic Circle: “On Christmas Night 2016, I was standing beneath an intense display of auroras in Abisko, Sweden, when I heard something that sounded like Star Wars blasters.” As the lights danced overhead, a series of rat-a-tat ‘swooshes’ emanated from a nearby set of power lines.  “Other bystanders heard it, too,” he says. “I rushed closer to the power lines and was able to record a sample using my iPhone.”

To listen, click on the photo–and don’t forget to turn up the volume: https://clyp.it/urzipw02

Wright says that the sounds waxed and waned in sync with the auroras overhead; the brighter the lights, the louder the sounds. Distance mattered, too:  “The sounds grew louder as I approached the power lines, and fainter as I moved away.”

Wright is a veteran tour guide working for Lights over Lapland, and he has heard these sounds before –”three times in total. Each time I was standing near power lines.” He recalls a particularly intense outburst of “blaster fire” during the powerful St. Patrick’s Day Storm of March 2015. In each case, guests and/or friends heard the sounds as well.

What’s going on?

“Aurora sounds” have long been a controversial topic.  Some researchers insist that they exist only in the imagination of the listener, but there is growing evidence that they are real.

Perhaps the most commonly reported aurora sounds are “hissing” and “crackling,” a bit like static on a radio.  These are thought to come from electric fields causing spark discharges at the pointy ends of objects like pine needles or even strands of dry hair.  Aurora “claps” have been recorded as well.  A researcher in Finland spent 15 years studying this phenomenon and published his results in 2012.  He found that a temperature inversion layer in the atmosphere about 70 meters above the ground could cause a separation of + and – charges in the air. During strong geomagnetic storms, the charge separation breaks down, causing air to move and a “clap” to be heard.

The sounds Wright recorded may be a result of “electrophonic transduction”–that is, the conversion of electromagnetic energy into mechanical motion. At the time of the Christmas aurora outburst, magnetic fields around Abisko were seething with activity.  Physics 101: Unsettled magnetic fields can cause currents to flow in power lines.  Strong low-frequency currents can literally shake objects, launching acoustic vibrations into the air.  Wright may have recorded the unique sound of those power lines swaying in response to the magnetic storm.

“This discussion feels poignant with the passing of Carrie Fisher as she was my childhood love and the sound is very reminiscent of Star Wars,” notes Wright.

Indeed, “Carrie’s Crackles” might be a good name for these heavenly sounds. Around Abisko, people will be listening for more as the next magnetic storm approaches.  Stay tuned!

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 03, 2017, 11:51:58 AM
No Sun spots.

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 05, 2017, 11:48:57 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

SURROUNDED BY SOLAR WIND: Earth is now fully inside a stream of solar wind flowing from a large hole in the sun's atmosphere. As a result, NOAA forecasters say there is a 60% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Jan. 6th. Arctic sky watchers should remain alert for auroras on Friday night. Free: Aurora Alerts

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=132126&PHPSESSID=om49llm822cbqhcks6s05leam2 

Aurora
Taken by Rayann Elzein on January 5, 2017 @ Inari, Finland
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 17, 2017, 03:20:24 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

CHANCE OF STORMS THIS WEEK: NOAA forecasters say there is 70% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Jan. 18th when a fast-moving stream of solar wind hits Earth's magnetic field. The Arctic light show, however, could begin even earlier. A co-rotating interaction region (CIR) just in front of the solar wind stream is expected to reach Earth during the late hours of Jan 17th. CIRs are transition zones between slow- and fast-moving solar wind. They contain density gradients and shock waves that often spark auroras
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 18, 2017, 10:26:55 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/planetary-k-index  PLANETARY K-INDEX
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 25, 2017, 10:40:31 PM
Click link for movie:  http://spaceweather.com/images2017/25jan17/sunspot_anim3.gif?PHPSESSID=kp3kmm0pn6n0lecgt7rir2ggb3
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http://spaceweather.com/   

SUNSPOT GENESIS: Barely visible only 24 hours ago, a new sunspot group big enough to swallow Earth is bubbling up through the solar surface....
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 26, 2017, 05:35:40 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2017, 01:35:19 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

NEW SUNSPOT: A new sunspot is breaking through the surface of the sun's northern hemisphere, and it is crackling with C-class solar flares. These are minor explosions, which could intensify if the sunspot continues to grow. Stay tuned for updates.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 17, 2017, 02:39:52 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

THE SOLAR WIND HAS ARRIVED:
As predicted, today Earth is entering a stream of high-speed solar wind. Flowing from a canyon-shaped hole in the sun's atmosphere, the stream could affect our planet for at least the next two days. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras on Feb.16-17
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 24, 2017, 10:19:45 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

SLIGHT CHANCE OF FLARES: Sunspot AR2638 has developed a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. NOAA forecasters say there is a 5% chance of such an explosion on Feb. 24th.  If an M-flare does occur, ham radio operators could experience shortwave blackouts; Earth-directed CMEs are also possible as the sunspot is almost directly facing our planet.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 25, 2017, 03:47:06 AM
No M-Class solar flare:

http://spaceweather.com/

The magnetic field of sunspot AR2638 is decaying, and it no longer harbors energy for M-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 26, 2017, 11:10:40 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

SUNSPOT GENESIS: A large sunspot is growing in the sun's northern hemisphere. Only 24 hours ago it didn't exist, now the active region sprawls across more than 70,000 km of solar "terrain" and contains at least two dark cores as large as Earth.
Watch this movie of sunspot genesis:
http://spaceweather.com/images2017/26mar17/genesis_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=09t18bv2obaupkhefcs7ev62c7

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 27, 2017, 10:15:21 PM
Click this link to view the two new sunspots:
http://spaceweather.com/images2017/27mar17/newspots.jpg?PHPSESSID=k82eii2jgrtm8uqsmo4vuv5sk4

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http://spaceweather.com/

THE SUN WAKES UP: Solar flare activity is increasing as two new sunspots are emerging on the sun today. This development comes on the heels of more than two weeks with no sunspots at all. Suddenly, the sun's X-ray output is rising as the new spots crackle with C-class explosions.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 28, 2017, 10:41:59 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

Sunspot AR2645 has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares.

http://spaceweather.com/images2017/29mar17/hmi1898.gif?PHPSESSID=rhgkb01qisg9ip1rm99bph10u2
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 29, 2017, 05:16:05 PM
No M-flares popped up yet, today.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 30, 2017, 11:25:02 AM
No M flares right away...
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http://spaceweather.com/
The magnetic field of sunspot AR2645 has decayed since yesterday, and it no longer poses a threat for M-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 31, 2017, 11:21:43 PM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 01, 2017, 08:27:34 AM
No M flares yet.
6-hr max B9  Apr 01, 2017

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 01, 2017, 04:49:27 PM
M4 solar flare April 01, 2017 goes-xray-flux NOAA

http://spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 01, 2017, 04:55:40 PM
M4 today.
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http://spaceweather.com/

BIG SUNSPOT FACES EARTH: In a year of few sunspots, AR2645 is remarkable. The young spot has quickly grown from an almost invisible speck into a sprawling behemoth more than 120,000 km wide, with multiple dark cores larger than Earth. And, it is directly facing our planet.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 01, 2017, 11:07:58 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

SIGNIFICANT SOLAR FLARE: Sunspot AR2644 erupted on April 1st, producing a significant M4-class solar flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the explosion's extreme UV flash.  SEE http://spaceweather.com/images2017/01apr17/m4_teal_2048.jpg?PHPSESSID=uhac64qdriga5f8iak0f7p4mg4

UV radiation from the flare caused a brief shortwave radio blackout on the Pacific side of Earth: map. People who might have noticed the blackout include ham radio operators and mariners using low-frequency rigs for communication at frequencies below 10 MHz.

The explosion also hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space: image. The cloud is not heading directly for Earth, but a glancing blow is possible in the days ahead.  NOAA analysts are evaluating this possibility now.

NOTE: The source of this flare, AR2644, is not the big sunspot discussed below. While forecasters focused their attention on the huge sunspot facing Earth, a lesser sunspot near the sun's western limb exploded instead. Tricky sun.

BIG SUNSPOT FACES EARTH: In a year of few sunspots, AR2645 is remarkable.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 01, 2017, 11:11:51 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

6-hr max: C8 0246 UT Apr02
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 02, 2017, 03:42:47 AM
Another M4 solar flare!

http://spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 02, 2017, 06:38:58 PM
M5 2033 UT Apr 02   - that's 1:33 PM PDT

http://spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 03, 2017, 10:11:00 PM
Right now the 6-hour maximum solar flares is only C5, but on a trend the sun does seem to be waking up:
...
http://spaceweather.com/

THE SUN WAKES UP: Suddenly, solar flare activity is high. With little warning, sunspot AR2644 exploded on April 1st, producing an M4.4-class flare. That was the strongest solar flare of the year--for less than a day. The sunspot topped itself on April 2nd with a pair of M5-class explosions, followed by another M5-flare on April 3rd. The latest blast is shown here in a picture from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.   

(http://spaceweather.com/images2017/03apr17/m5.jpg?PHPSESSID=7md7p0a9jdkrnepdf117f1ri75)

Flashes of extreme ultraviolet radiation, like the one shown above, have been ionizing Earth's upper atmosphere and altering the normal propagation of radio waves around our planet. There have been at least four significant shortwave radio blackouts; blackout maps: #1, #2, #3, #4. People who might have noticed these blackouts include ham radio operators and mariners using low-frequency rigs for communication at frequencies below 10 MHz.

Update: This series of explosions hurled a number of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) into space. NOAA computer models confirm that none of them will hit Earth.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 04, 2017, 01:23:03 PM
We did end up with a Geomagnetic Storm, after all, a G1 today.

http://spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 04, 2017, 06:28:35 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

WHERE WILL THE NEXT FLARE COME FROM? Today, there are two sunspots that pose a threat for strong flares: AR2644 and AR2645. Both have unstable delta-class magnetic fields that harbor energy for M- and X-class explosions. Their locations are circled in this April 4th image of the sun from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. [See screen shot at end of post. ]

Sunspot AR2644 is of special interest. Since the month began, it has produced more than half-a-dozen M-class solar flares, with an equal number of shortwave radio blackouts on Earth. Moreover, this sunspot is magnetically well-connected to Earth. Look at this diagram. Magnetic fields spiraling back from AR2644's location on the sun's western limb lead almost directly to our planet. If AR2644 explodes today, energetic particles accelerated by the blast could be funneled toward Earth, producing a radiation storm above Earth's atmosphere.

NOAA forecasters estimate a 70% chance of M-class flares and a 25% chance of X-flares on April 4th.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 06, 2017, 01:47:00 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

SUBSIDING CHANCE OF FLARES: Earlier this week, solar flare activity was high as sunspot AR2644 unleashed a series of M-class explosions. Now, however, the sun is quieting. AR2644 has rotated off the solar disk and no longer poses a threat for Earth-directed flares.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 09, 2017, 01:41:05 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

BLANK SUN: Following a two week outburst of unexpected sunspot activity, the sun is blank again. The solar disk is completely devoid of spots. The sun's X-ray output is subsiding as the solar cycle resumes its progress toward Solar Minimum.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 11, 2017, 05:45:28 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

SOLAR FILAMENT EXPLODES, HURLS CME:
On April 9th, a dark filament of magnetism on the sun rose up and hurled a portion of itself into space.  NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the eruption:
[Click link]
http://spaceweather.com/images2017/11apr17/20170411143328_512_aia_0304.mp4?PHPSESSID=g2hactdnegugecs7nfp0sht6h2

Flying debris from the filament formed the core of a coronal mass ejection (CME). A movie from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) shows the cloud leaving the sun. At first it appeared that the CME would miss Earth, but a new analysis by NOAA forecasters suggests that a glancing glow is possible on April 15th. G1-class geomagnetic storms are possible when the CME arrives this weekend
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 21, 2017, 06:46:52 PM
Not much happening at the moment with solar activity. Almost to the C-flare line...

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 22, 2017, 12:11:42 PM
http://spaceweather.com/     

6-hr max: B2 1458 UT Apr22
24-hr: B9 0034 UT Apr22
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 23, 2017, 10:13:37 PM
Note: More geomagnetic storms could be on the way.
There was a G2 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storm today and a G1 is expected.
...
http://spaceweather.com/

EXPLOSION ON THE SUN: On April 23rd around 0500 UT, a dark filament of magnetism on the sun exploded. See the movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory:

http://spaceweather.com/images2017/23apr17/20170423150149_512_aia_0304.mp4?PHPSESSID=u8jcrb9lraj9ee4qqvabpo7d47

An analysis is underway to determine if any portion of the debris is heading for Earth. Stay tuned.
...
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/g1-minor-geomagnetic-storm-watch-issued-24-26-april

G1 (MINOR) GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR 24 - 26 APRIL
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on May 13, 2017, 05:54:23 AM
Cool New Youtube channel about the Sun (Dr. Robitailie is a major contributor to Suspicious Observers

Sky Scholar

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL7QIOZteWPpBWBOl8i0e-g

Max.


Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 14, 2017, 12:01:09 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

SUNSPOT COUNTS ARE PLUMMETING: Today marks the 4th day in a row and the 34th day in 2017 that the sun has been blank--no sunspots. This exceeds the total number of spotless days in all of 2016 (32). The accelerating pace of spotlessness is a sign that Solar Minimum is approaching. Forecasters expect the sunspot cycle, which swings like a pendulum between high and low sunspot number every ~11 years, to reach its nadir in 2019-2020. Stay tuned for more blank suns.

COSMIC RAYS ARE INTENSIFYING: Many people think Solar Minimum is boring. Wrong. During the nadir of the sunspot cycle, the entire heliosphere changes its personality with many consequences for the space around our planet. One of the most important changes involves cosmic rays--high-energy radiation reaching Earth from deep space. As sunspot numbers decline, cosmic rays intensify. [ continued: http://spaceweather.com/ ]
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 04, 2017, 07:12:13 PM
Possibility of M-class solar  flares

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 05, 2017, 12:57:27 AM
(I had just noticed a recent C+ flare)
...
http://spaceweather.com/

SOLAR FLARE ACTIVITY RESUMES: After a weekend of relative quiet, sunspot AR2661 is flaring again. At 0530 UT on June 5th, the active region produced a C3-class explosion that might have produced a coronal mass ejection (CME). Stay tuned for updates as coronagraph data become available later in the day.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 10, 2017, 12:36:07 PM
Note from Yowbarb: Inactive Earth-facing disk. That should change big time, when PX gets even closer to our Sun.
..........................................................
http://spaceweather.com/

BLANK SUN HERALDS SOLAR MINIMUM: Sunspot AR2661 has dissolved, leaving the face of the sun blank.  This is the 39th day in 2017 (so far) that the sun has been without spots, continuing a sharp decline in the solar cycle.  Forecasters expect Solar Minimum to arrive in 2019-2020.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 14, 2017, 01:24:31 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

New sunspot AR2662 has broken a string of 4 spotless days. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 27, 2017, 03:22:46 PM
EARTH-FACING SUNSPOT  AR2664 is growing, directly facing Earth, June 27, 2017.
Could produce an M-flare.
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/ 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 06, 2017, 01:31:54 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

NEW SUNSPOT: Breaking a string of two spotless days, new sunspot AR2665 is emerging over the sun's eastern limb. It's a big sunspot, with a primary dark core twice as wide as Earth. The magnetic canopy of AR2665 is crackling with minor B-class solar flares, but so far nothing stronger. This is probably a mostly-quiet sunspot typical of the decaying solar cycle.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 06, 2017, 10:26:17 PM
There's a little spike in solar activity
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 07, 2017, 04:20:33 AM
Update:
...

http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 09, 2017, 07:49:53 PM
Screen shot: M1-class solar flare in past few hours, July 09, 2017 goes-xray-flux
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/

MINOR GEOMAGNETIC STORMS: A weak shock wave at the leading edge of a solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field on July 9th. The impact sparked a period of intermittent G1-class geomagnetic storms, most intense during the hours of 00:00 - 03:00 UT and 09:00 - 12:00 UT. So far no auroras have been reported, probably because they were overwhelmed by the glare of the full Moon. NOAA forecasters estimate a 55% chance of similar storms on July 10th as Earth moves through the solar wind stream.

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif  M1-class solar flare

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on July 12, 2017, 02:51:36 PM
A 75,000-mile-wide HOLE has appeared on the sun – and experts warn it could knock out communications satellites and cause blackouts on Earth :o

    Nasa spotted the sunspot last week, but it has lingered through to today
    Dubbed AR2665, it is big enough to be spotted from Earth
    Experts have warned the spot is large enough to produce 'M-class' solar flares
    These can cause stunning auroras, and wipe out communication satellites

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4689446/A-75-000-mile-wide-HOLE-appeared-sun.html

A huge spot has appeared on the sun that could send dangerous solar flares down to Earth.

The sunspot, dubbed AR2665, is 74,560 miles (120,000 kilometres) wide – big enough to be seen from Earth.

Experts have warned that the spot is large enough to produce 'M-class' solar flares, which can cause radio blackouts on Earth, knock out communications satellites and create radiation storms.

Max
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on July 15, 2017, 01:35:03 AM
Dig In!

LATEST SOLAR NEWS:
(Jul 14 1103UTC) The CME ejected by the solar flare appears to be heading at earth. While the coronal hole stream is impacting this weekend, we will need to monitor for the CME impact as well. Geomagnetic storms (G1-G4) are possible, with the worst potential existing in a double impact scenario- coronal hole, then CME.
(Jul 14 0231UTC) A long-duration M class solar flare has erupted from the departing southern sunspot. A large CME is in the process of erupting.

http://spaceweathernews.com/

Max
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 18, 2017, 06:20:47 AM
Yowbarb Note: There was a G2 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storm yesterday.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

SUBSIDING STORMS: The big geomagnetic storm of July 16-17 is finished.  Earth is exiting the wake of the instigating CME and, as a result, geomagnetic activity should remain below G1-storm levels on July 18th

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 19, 2017, 05:45:49 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

BLANK SUN: Giant sunspot AR2665 has rotated onto the far side of the sun.  It is gone, leaving behind ... nothing. The face of the sun is blank. With the sunspot number back at zero, the sun's march toward Solar Minimum has resumed.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on July 24, 2017, 02:38:41 AM
WOW did we get lucky again!! :o

http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on July 27, 2017, 01:45:27 PM
Wow, MadMax, thanks for catching that one. Glad it was not earth-facing.
...
Image: Gigantic Jet Lightning Near Hawaii Taken by Frankie Lucena on July 24, 2017 @ Mauna Kea Observatory

http://www.spaceweather.com/       http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=137164

GIGANTIC JETS OVER HAWAII: Every night, the Gemini cloudcam atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii monitor storms approaching some of the world's largest telescopes. It often captures bright bolts of lightning lancing down to the ground below the towering dormant volcano. On July 24th it captured something lancing up [screen shot farther below]

"This amazing lightning-like phenomenon is known as a Gigantic Jet," says Frankie Lucena of Puerto Rico, who processed the video. "They are related to sprites, but more powerful and easier to see with the naked eye. A special thanks to Steve Cullen for finding the Gigantic Jet at the beginning of the [original video]." 
Cloudcam video caught at least three of these jets springing from the tops of a powerful growing thunderstorm. The tallest of them reached all the way to the ionosphere some 80 km overhead.

"Gigantic Jets are much more rare than sprites," says Oscar van der Velde, a member of the Lightning Research Group at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. "While sprites were discovered in 1989 and have since been photographed by the thousands, it was not until 2001-2002 that Gigantic Jets were first recorded from Puerto Rico and Taiwan." Only a few dozen Gigantic Jets have ever been seen, mostly over open ocean.

Sometimes called "space lightning," Gigantic Jets and their cousins the sprites are true space weather phenomena. They inhabit the upper atmosphere alongside auroras, meteors and noctilucent clouds. Some researchers believe they are linked to cosmic rays: subatomic particles from deep space striking the top of Earth's atmosphere produce secondary electrons that could, in turn, provide the spark for these upward bolts.

The link to cosmic rays is particularly interesting at this time. For the past two years, space weather balloons have observed a steady increase in deep space radiation penetrating our atmosphere. This increase is largely due to the decline in the solar cycle. Flagging solar wind pressure and weakening sunspot magnetic fields allow more cosmic rays into the inner solar system--a trend which is expected to continue for for years to come. These changes could add up to more Gigantic Jets in the future.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 14, 2017, 05:21:27 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

T MINUS ONE WEEK: The Great American Solar Eclipse is one week away. On Aug. 21, 2017, the Moon will pass directly in front of the sun, revealing a Diamond Ring, Bailey's Beads, and the sun's ghostly corona. It's a magical experience. The narrow path of totality stretches across the USA from Oregon to South Carolina. What will you see? These animated eclipse maps cover all 50 states:
                                          http://shadowandsubstance.com/2017/2017e.html
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 14, 2017, 05:24:30 AM
https://blog.creativesafetysupply.com/eclipse-safety-watch-skies-without-wrecking-eyes/

Eclipse Safety: Watch The Skies Without Wrecking Your Eyes
  CSS Editorial Staff |   July 27, 2017
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 17, 2017, 04:02:21 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: Sunspot AR2671 has developed an unstable 'delta-class' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong M-class or even X-class solar flares. The sunspot is turning toward Earth, so any flares in the days ahead would likely be geoeffective, producing radio blackouts and other effects.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on September 04, 2017, 04:10:13 PM
LATEST SOLAR NEWS:
(Sep 4 2028UTC) Numerous solar flares are erupting from the southern sunspot group, and at least one earth-directed CME. Sunspot magnetism suggests flaring will persist for hours!
(Sep 4 1117UTC) There was an M class solar flare from the southern active region. The sunspots are gaining complexity on the south and will be monitored closely today for more eruptive events.

http://spaceweather.com/

SUNSPOT UPDATE: Huge sunspot AR2673, which materialized with shocking speed over the weekend, is seething with activity. Today in Romania, solar photographer Maximilian Teodorescu captured this snapshot of plasma currents surging inside the sunspot's magnetic canopy--apparently on the verge of an explosion:

"It's magnetic madness!" says Teodorescu. "What a complex and beautiful sunspot group!"

AR2673 has already produced two M1-class solar flares on Sept.4th and a bigger explosion may be in the offing. Stay tuned.

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 04, 2017, 04:21:09 PM
Good Grief! Madmax, thanks for noticing and posting this!
...
http://spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on September 05, 2017, 02:25:26 AM
(Sep 5 0056UTC) Today’s primary CME is now visible on SOHO Lasco C3. This forecaster estimates a 99% chance of earth impact between 1200UTC on the 6th and 2359 on the 7th. There is a 1% chance of it arriving sooner, which would trigger very strong geomagnetic storms.

www.spaceeathernews.com

Max.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 24, 2017, 08:41:00 PM
Hi MadMax, that sunspot is coming back.
- Yowbarb
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http://spaceweather.com/

A POTENT SUNSPOT IN THE OFFING? In early September, monster sunspot AR2673 emerged with shocking speed and proceeded to unleash a pair of decade-class solar flares. The resulting severe geomagnetic storms sparked Northern Lights in the USA as far south as Arkansas on Sept. 8th. Now, the sunspot is coming back. The bright loops in this photo from NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory herald its approach.

For the past two weeks, AR2673 has been transiting the backside of the sun, carried around by the sun's 27-day rotation.  It is due to return in the next day or so.  The loops, shown above, trace the AR2673's towering magnetic canopy, coming into view before the sunspot itself. Will it be as potent as before? Probably not, but stay tuned!

(http://spaceweather.com/images2017/24sep17/latest_1024_0171.jpg?PHPSESSID=lcbbe5bl9haoqcdj7lchfe70p3)
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 18, 2017, 02:52:53 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

DECREASING CHANCE OF MAGNETIC STORMS: Today, Oct. 18th, solar wind is blowing around Earth with less speed and pressure than previously expected. As a result, NOAA forecasters have lowered the odds of polar geomagnetic storms to only 30%. Arctic auroras might be visible anyway thanks to the velvety-dark backdrop provided by the shrinking crescent Moon.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: R.R. Book on November 02, 2017, 07:54:43 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YlUE8kMIag

@ 4:06

Paul Begley has a guest who makes several interesting assertions:

*The Px system is bringing along its own asteroid belt

*We can expect our sun to grow a tail soon as its corona is drawn and focused to one side

*Then it will turn bright

*Then it will turn a dim red

* As the other sun absorbs our sun's helium and hydrogen, our sun will turn black and become twice as hot

*This happens in nearly all other binary star systems when the two stars are in proximity to one another

Posting a sun life-cycle chart:

(https://futurism.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/f34b7c2f-63f3-4e4d-8c68-1bff8a13bc401.jpg)
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Jimfarmer on November 02, 2017, 10:34:41 AM
Nice "Life Cycle of a Star" diagram, thanks.

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in nearly all other binary star systems when the two stars are in proximity

Zetatalk recently claimed that the distance between Sun and Nemesis is constant.
http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue577.htm
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: R.R. Book on November 02, 2017, 11:29:00 AM
Jim, I found the ZetaTalk paragraph that you were referring to:

Quote
Last covered in Issue 567 on August 13 of this year, the Prong led announcement seemed on life support. Prong 1 pointed to what was being called Planet 9, some 20 Sun-Pluto distances out in the direction of the constellation Orion. In that the Zetas had always described the Sun’s dark binary twin to be 18.74 Sun-Pluto distances away in that direction, this was certainly an example of Zetas Right Again. Prong 2 was to explain that probes such as the Hubble and WISE and the Kepler probe were looking too far out.

So if our twin suns remain at a constant large distance from one another, and if other observers are correct that our own sun is scheduled to abruptly cycle through the next few stages of increased brightness, then red giant, followed by black dwarf, does that mean that (A) our sun will die and along with it our side of the binary solar system will die (perhaps to be replaced by "the new heaven and the new earth", or (B) that the sun will recover as soon as Nibiru departs?  Or (C) if there is no proximity between the two suns in our case, perhaps our sun will not go through any of these stages at all?

Also, does that mean that Nemesis does not show up in this film, in which narrator says that two translucent gigantic bodies have arrived: one 75,000,000 km diameter, and one 33,000,000 km diameter?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vBYpCOYvkc&t=314s 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: R.R. Book on November 02, 2017, 06:02:45 PM
p.s. I wonder which two back-to-back suns were imaged by the Alma Observatory in Chile recently, posted in #818 of Camera Images Taken From the Ground?
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Jimfarmer on November 02, 2017, 08:12:51 PM
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Or (C) if there is no proximity between the two suns in our case, perhaps our sun will not go through any of these stages at all?

I think so, at least not any time soon.

Quote
Also, does that mean that Nemesis does not show up in this film, in which narrator says that two translucent gigantic bodies have arrived: one 75,000,000 km diameter, and one 33,000,000 km diameter?

Correct, if the objects that appear in the film are those translucent bodies, because the diameter of the Sun is only 1.4 million kilometers.

Things get confusing because there are multiple objects involved in addition to the Sun and the known planets:  Nemesis, Nibiru, Earth's orbital twin (now out of place), energy orbs, and ET motherships - at least.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: R.R. Book on November 03, 2017, 05:54:27 AM
Thanks for the clarification Jim. 

Could you elaborate on earth's displaced orbital twin?

Thanks!
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Jimfarmer on November 03, 2017, 08:45:47 PM
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Could you elaborate on earth's displaced orbital twin?

From "ZetaTalk: Earth Twin" at http://www.zetatalk.com/science/s37.htm
" Just as your Sun has a dead twin, the second focus of the 12th Planet's orbit, likewise your Earth has a dead twin that shares her orbit and is placed so exactly opposite the Earth that it can never be seen. Theories about the Earth's dark twin, which does exist, have been around for decades. They emerged because of the observed perturbations of the planets. This twin is close enough, within your Solar System, to be visible by the reflected rays from the Sun, if it were not hidden behind the Sun. That the dead twin matches pace with the Earth is not by coincidence. During the period when the Earth was knocked out of her initial orbit by a clash with one of the 12th Planet's travelers, the Earth found an orbital niche around the Sun that was appropriate for her size and composition, a niche, not surprisingly, that the dead twin likewise fits. Why do these matched planets place themselves exactly opposite? Any less than this creates an imbalance in the many forces that control orbits, such that there is pressure and nudging and pulling and increased or decreased speed on one or the other until this is perfectly balanced. "

From "ZetaTalk Chat Q&A for October 31, 2017" at http://www.zetatalk.com/ning/31oc2017.htm
[ATTACHMENT Oct30-2017_Earth_dark_twin_photos_1_31oc020]
[ATTACHMENT Oct30-2017_Earth_dark_twin_photos_2_31oc021]
" The detail features on the surface of the Dark Twin have been captured on film before in 2010, during a Monster persona presentation. The features are more distinct in 2017 as the Dark Twin is pressing up behind the Earth in their shared orbit, trying to drop behind the Earth to pass on the far side away from the Sun and Nibiru. It will not manage this maneuver until the Last Weeks, as we have explained. One can see from this video that the Dark Twin is slowly rotating, counterclockwise, left to right, and shows many impact craters. Without water or atmosphere, there is little to disguise these craters. "
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: R.R. Book on November 04, 2017, 05:29:55 AM
That is quite astonishing Jim, that:

*earth has a dead twin,

*that it is normally opposite the sun from us to balance the solar system,

*that it is showing itself now,

*that it has been photographed. 

I wonder if it will play a role in the anticipated separation of worlds at the end, in which new earth and old earth, including divided inhabitants, go their separate ways for ascension vs. continued schooling.  Maybe time will tell :)
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 09, 2017, 02:46:28 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

GEOMAGNETIC 'SPIKES' HINT AT A SUBTERRANEAN MYSTERY: Evidence is growing that Earth's magnetic field can suddenly change in unexpected ways. About 3000 years ago, a bundle of magnetic flux erupted from our planet's crust in the Middle East, intensifying the local magnetic field by more than 100% in less than 30 years, before it subsided again. A similar geomagnetic 'spike' may have occurred in Texas around the same time. These events, which are preserved in the magnetization of ancient copper slag and ferromagnetic crystals, suggest that Earth's liquid iron core may not be as well behaved as previously thought:
FULL STORY:

https://phys.org/news/2017-11-mysterious-geomagnetic-spike-years-earth.html

Mysterious 'geomagnetic spike' 3,000 years ago challenges our understanding of the Earth's interior
November 8, 2017 by Christopher Davies, The Conversation
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 09, 2017, 02:49:54 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions, Daily Sun 09 Nov 17
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 15, 2017, 07:29:38 PM
WEAK IMPACT: A co-rotating interaction region (CIR) hit Earth's magnetic field on Nov. 14th, but the impact did not cause a geomagnetic storm. CIRs are transition zones between slow- and fast-moving streams of solar wind, containing shockwave-like gradients of solar plasma. Think of them as "mini-CMEs" (coronal mass ejections). Sometimes CIRs spark bright auroras ... but not this time.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on December 13, 2017, 11:46:20 PM
The Earth-facing Sun is blank.
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http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 19, 2018, 07:04:47 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR WIND, INCOMING: NOAA forecasters say there is a 45% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms on Jan. 20th when a stream of solar wind is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. The gaseous material is flowing from a crescent-shaped hole in the sun's atmosphere. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 05, 2018, 12:13:34 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR MINIMUM SUNSPOT: A new sunspot (AR2699) has emerged and it is crackling with B- and C-class solar flares. Such relatively minor flares would escape notice during a more active phase of the solar cycle. However, we are now on the eve of Solar Minimum. This activity is a sharp departure from months of tomb-like quiet on the solar surface. With a primary core that is larger than Earth, AR2699 is an easy target for backyard solar telescopes
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 06, 2018, 07:07:42 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

A SOLAR MINIMUM SUNSPOT: With Solar Minimum right around the corner, sunspot counts are at an almost 10-year low. So it came as a surprise yesterday when a relatively large sunspot emerged near the sun's eastern limb. AR2699 has a primary dark core larger than Earth with many smaller magnetic condensations trailing behind it, in all stretching more than 75,000 km across the sun's surface

Rare "solar minimum sunspots" are capable of intense explosions just like sunspots during more active phases of the solar cycle. At the moment AR2699 is crackling with minor B- and C-class solar flares, notable only because of the sun's recent tomb-like silence. This time-lapse movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows unrest deep inside the sunspot's core. Could this spark a stronger solar flare as AR2699 turns toward Earth? No one can say.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 08, 2018, 04:17:52 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
SOLAR WIND STREAM GRAZES EARTH: Solar wind spilling from a northern hole in the sun's atmosphere is grazing Earth's magnetic field today. The indirect pressure of the gaseous material sparking intermittent auroras around the Arctic Circle, while stopping short of full-fledged geomagnetic storms.

SOLAR FLARE (UPDATED): The unstable magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2699 erupted on Feb. 7th (1347 UT), producing a C8-class solar flare. A pulse of extreme UV radiation from the flare ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere, browning out shortwave radio transmissions below ~10 MHz over the South Atlantic ocean: map. http://spaceweather.com/images2018/07feb18/greenout.png?PHPSESSID=hadrf26lv1c2c4urv3banacij4

This class of explosion would be considered minor during more active phases of the solar cycle, but now on the eve of Solar Minimum it is a significant eruption. AR2699 is becoming larger and more unsettled as it turns toward Earth, so more flares are possible in the hours and days ahead.

UPDATE: NOAA analysts have confirmed that this flare produced no CME, so there will be no geomagnetic storms as a result of the explosion.

(https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/browse/2018/02/07/20180207_134418_1024_0304.jpg)
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 08, 2018, 11:22:07 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

GROWING SUNSPOT: Sunspot AR2699 continues to grow, more than doubling in size since it appeared three days ago. This movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows recent developments:
https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/usermovies/20180208180943/movie/20180208180943_512_hmiic.mp4

The sunspot is crackling with B- and C-class solar flares--relatively minor eruptions having little effect on Earth. If the growth of AR2699 continues apace, stronger flares are possible as the active region turns to face Earth. Free: Solar Flare Alerts

With two primary dark cores larger than Earth and a scattering of moon-sized magnetic condensations stretching more than 100,000 km across the surface of the sun, AR2699 is an easy target for backyard solar telescopes.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2018, 07:08:22 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/usermovies/20180209063130/movie/20180209063130_512_hmiic.mp4
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 13, 2018, 08:04:10 PM
Yowbarb: See movie of explosion, click link: http://www.spaceweather.com/

SUNSPOT EXPLODES, HURLS CME AT EARTH: On Feb. 12th, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2699 exploded--for more than 6 hours. The slow-motion blast produced a C1-class solar flare and hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) almost directly toward Earth. This movie from the Solar and Heliospheric Observtory (SOHO) shows the CME leaving the sun:   

SUNSPOT EXPLODES, HURLS CME AT EARTH: On Feb. 12th, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2699 exploded--for more than 6 hours. The slow-motion blast produced a C1-class solar flare and hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) almost directly toward Earth. This movie from the Solar and Heliospheric Observtory (SOHO) shows the CME leaving the sun.

The CME could arrive as early as Feb. 14th, although Feb 15th is more likely. NOAA forecasters say there is a 60% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms with isolated periods of stronger G2 storming. The effectiveness of the CME could be enhanced by a stream of solar wind that was already en route to Earth when the sunspot exploded. If the approaching CME sweeps up plasma from that stream, snowplow-style, it could strike Earth's magnetic field with extra potency.

Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras in the nights ahead.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: R.R. Book on February 14, 2018, 04:39:46 AM
Wonder if they need to reinstate the school fallout drills from the old days?  Or do they still do those?
(http://gregstevens.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/school-drill.jpg)
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: ilinda on February 14, 2018, 04:30:25 PM
Wonder if they need to reinstate the school fallout drills from the old days?  Or do they still do those?
(http://gregstevens.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/school-drill.jpg)
Now that they might really be needed, that's probably the last thing they would do.  LOL
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: R.R. Book on February 14, 2018, 05:55:53 PM
Absolutely - it wouldn't fit into the "last man standing" or "winner take all" plan of PTB...
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 18, 2018, 06:39:13 PM
G2 Geomagnetic Storm predicted

http://www.spaceweather.com/

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 02, 2018, 01:11:16 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

GEOMAGNETIC UNREST POSSIBLE: A weak stream of solar wind is expected to engulf Earth on August 4th, possibly disturbing our planet's polar magnetic field. The gaseous material is flowing from a poorly-organized hole in the sun's atmosphere. High-latitude sky watchers may be able to see faint auroras this weekend.

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2018/02aug18/coronalhole_sdo_blank.jpg?PHPSESSID=jaamrei5l3f1qi8rkoenha99l0
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 15, 2018, 09:28:38 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

Current Conditions

Solar wind
speed: 500.1 km/sec
density: 6.9 protons/cm3
more data: ACE, DSCOVR
Updated: Today at 0416 UT

X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: A2 1940 UT Aug15
24-hr: A3 0205 UT Aug15
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 16, 2018, 07:53:02 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/goes-xray-flux.gif
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 16, 2018, 07:55:08 PM
Wonder if they need to reinstate the school fallout drills from the old days?  Or do they still do those?
(http://gregstevens.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/school-drill.jpg)

Belated reply, I rremember having to do those for years! Wow, glad I don't have to do that, anymore, as if a desk would make ANY difference, ha!!
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: MadMax on August 26, 2018, 09:04:22 AM
LATEST SOLAR NEWS:
(Aug 26 1010UTC) The phi angle of the solar wind indicates that a strong, direct magnetic connection streamed directly from sun to earth, was sustained for hours, and drove a Kp7 (Level3) geomagnetic storm.

http://spaceweathernews.com/

Max.

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 05, 2018, 11:14:31 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

SUBSIDING STORMS: Earth's magnetic field is quieting again after a night of storming. G1- and G2-class storm conditions were observed on Nov. 4th and 5th when a high-speed stream of solar wind made contact with our planet's magnetic field. The show's not over. Although the storms are subsiding, intermittent Arctic auroras remain possible tonight as the solar wind continues to blow faster than 500 km/s.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 24, 2018, 08:10:41 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

QUIET SUN MAKES 'MUSICAL WAVES' IN EARTH'S MAGNETOSPHERE: Last week in Norway, a space weather observatory detected sine waves of exceptional purity rippling through Earth's polar magnetic field. The waves, which persisted for hours with nearly perfect pitch, have been linked to "tearing instabilities" and explosions in Earth's magnetic tail--not to mention bright auroras in Arctic skies. Get the full story

https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2018/11/24/quiet-sun-makes-musical-waves-in-earths-magnetic-field/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 25, 2018, 01:26:28 AM
Still no major sunspot formation...
...
http://spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 11, 2019, 12:48:35 PM
https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/planetary-k-index   K index unsettled
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 25, 2019, 02:48:47 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

OLD-CYCLE SUNSPOT FACES EARTH: A relic of decaying Solar Cycle 24 may be seen on the solar disk today. Sunspot group AR2733 consists of more than a dozen dark cores scattered across 100,000 km of solar terrain. Its magnetic polarity identifies it as a member of the previous solar cycle--perhaps one of the last big sunspots of Solar Cycle 24. If you have a solar telescope, take a look. Free: SWx News
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 01, 2019, 10:41:01 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 08, 2019, 11:37:16 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR MINIMUM CONDITIONS ARE IN EFFECT:
The sun has been without spots for 8 consecutive days--a sign that Solar Minimum is underway. Many people think Solar Minimum is uninteresting. Not so. This phase of the solar cycle brings extra cosmic rays, [ https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2018/03/05/the-worsening-cosmic-ray-situation/ ]

long-lasting holes in the sun's atmosphere, [ https://arxiv.org/abs/1002.1685 ]

and strangely pink auroras. [ https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2017/11/25/pinkauroras/ ]

Aurora Alerts: SMS text, https://www.spaceweatheralerts.com/
                     email:       
http://www.spaceweather.com/services/?PHPSESSID=dc62dljtqbmka5j2mdbg9477a0 
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on February 22, 2019, 01:20:44 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

The sun is blank--no sunspots. Credit: SDO/HMI
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: R.R. Book on February 22, 2019, 04:29:56 AM
Per Ben's recent explanation of what to expect in a micro-nova, we need to be monitoring this on a daily basis now, as long as the instrumentation is still up and functioning.

Hopefully it's not hackable by anyone wanting to muddy the results...
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 10, 2019, 08:42:29 PM
Per Ben's recent explanation of what to expect in a micro-nova, we need to be monitoring this on a daily basis now, as long as the instrumentation is still up and functioning.

Hopefully it's not hackable by anyone wanting to muddy the results...

Very good points to remember...
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on March 10, 2019, 08:46:44 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 02, 2019, 09:48:21 AM
Note - No Geomagnetic Storm warnings now, may be a Minor one in next couple of days:

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR WIND, INCOMING: A southern hole in the sun's atmosphere is spewing a stream of solar wind toward Earth. Estimated time of arrival: April 4th. Minor geomagnetic storms and Arctic auroras are possible when the gaseous material arrives.

(http://www.spaceweather.com/images2019/02apr19/coronalhole_sdo_blank.jpg?PHPSESSID=5co4sapf3qi26qbvuqh19bvhg7)
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 09, 2019, 12:36:37 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

MINOR GEOMAGNETIC UNREST TODAY: A minor solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field on April 9th, and this is causing geomagnetic unrest just below the level of a G1-class geomagnetic storm

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/planetary-k-index    24-hr max: Kp= 4 unsettled
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 11, 2019, 08:17:55 AM
Yowbarb Note: We are still in solar cycle 24... Some experts say we will not go into an actual Maunder Minimum.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

EXPERTS PREDICT A LONG, DEEP SOLAR MINIMUM: If you like solar minimum, good news: It could last for years. That was one of the predictions issued last week by an international panel of experts who gathered at NOAA's annual Space Weather Workshop to forecast the next solar cycle. If the panel is correct, already-low sunspot counts will reach a nadir sometime between July 2019 and Sept 2020, followed by a slow recovery toward a new Solar Maximum in 2023-2026.
...
https://earthsky.org/space/solar-cycle-25-likely-weak-according-to-predictions

Latest predictions for the coming solar cycle
Posted by Deborah Byrd in EARTH | SPACE | April 9, 2019

Solar physicists predict another weak 11-year solar cycle ahead. At the same time, they expect the coming cycle to break the trend of weakening solar activity seen over the past 4 cycles, and they add there’s “no indication we are currently approaching a Maunder-type minimum in solar activity.”

"We expect Solar Cycle 25 will be very similar to Cycle 24: another fairly weak maximum, preceded by a long, deep minimum," says panel co-chair Lisa Upton, a solar physicist with Space Systems Research Corp.

[ Continues  https://earthsky.org/space/solar-cycle-25-likely-weak-according-to-predictions ]
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: R.R. Book on April 11, 2019, 09:10:22 AM
So from this description Barb, it sounds as if there may not be a segue into Cycle 25 even in our lifetime?
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 11, 2019, 11:07:31 AM
So from this description Barb, it sounds as if there may not be a segue into Cycle 25 even in our lifetime?

I will have to re-read it, I thought cycle 25 was just around the corner...
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 13, 2019, 03:21:20 PM
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=152996

Sunspot In AR2738
Taken by Martin R Wise on April 13, 2019 @ Trenton, Florida, USA
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/

BIG SUNSPOT FACES EARTH: This weekend, one of the biggest sunspots since the solar storms of Sept. 2017 is directly facing Earth. AR2738 has a primary core three times wider than our planet and it is creating a wake of magnetic froth on the sun's surface more than 200,000 km long:
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 26, 2019, 09:52:32 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

COSMIC RAYS ARE NEARING A SPACE AGE RECORD: Cosmic rays penetrating Earth's atmosphere are nearing a Space Age record for dose rates. This is a result of Solar Minimum, a deep lull in solar activity that allows deep-space radiation to enter the solar system. Read the full story to see the data and find out when the record might be broken:

https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2019/04/23/a-perfect-storm-of-cosmic-rays/

A Perfect Storm of Cosmic Rays

APRIL 23, 2019 / DR.TONY PHILLIPS
Ten years ago, NASA reported a “perfect storm of cosmic rays.” During the year 2009, radiation peppering Earth from deep space reached a 50-year high, registering levels never before seen during the Space Age.

It’s about to happen again.

Ground-based neutron monitors and high-altitude cosmic ray balloons are registering a new increase in cosmic rays. The Oulu neutron monitor in Finland, which has been making measurements since 1964, reports levels in April 2019 only percentage points below the Space Age maximum of 2009:

[continued https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2019/04/23/a-perfect-storm-of-cosmic-rays/ ]
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on April 30, 2019, 12:35:38 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

GEOMAGNETIC UNREST EXPECTED: A large hole in the sun's atmosphere is facing Earth and spewing a stream of solar wind in our direction. Estimated time of arrival: May 2nd. Minor geomagnetic storms are possible when the gaseous material arrives.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 05, 2019, 11:06:24 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

PACIFIC RADIO BROWNOUT: Returning sunspot AR2740 (see below) erupted during the late hours of May 4th, producing a C2-class solar flare at 22:43 UT. Extreme ultraviolet radiation briefly ionized the top of Earth's dayside atmosphere, producing a brownout of shortwave radio signals over the Pacific Ocean. Frequencies affected were mainly below 10 MHz. View the brownout map for more information.

brownout map:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2019/04may19/brownout.png?PHPSESSID=vnfljvu49mpcbs0lsf22shik71
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 13, 2019, 03:01:38 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

GEOMAGNETIC STORM PREDICTED: Another CME is coming. Estimated time of arrival: May 15th. The solar storm cloud was hurled in our direction by a double explosion on the sun. Click to play a movie of the event recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, and pay close attention to the regions labeled "1" and "2". 
Click:
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2019/10may19/filamenteruption_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=u9i902lbk7ogpgjtgi2lrgss16
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 17, 2019, 10:37:00 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

STORM CANCELLED: It's official. The CMEs missed. A series of coronal mass ejections expected to hit Earth's magnetic field between May 15th and May 17th did not hit--at least, not directly. When NOAA forecasters said there was a 75% chance of storms, that also meant a 25% chance of no storms. This time the 25% won
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on May 20, 2019, 03:24:38 PM
No geomagnetic storm warning is currently posted, but supposedly a possibility of one coming up in the next two days:
...
https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

GEOMAGNETIC UNREST POSSIBLE THIS WEEK: Solar wind flowing from a weakly-organized hole in the sun's atmosphere is expected to buffet Earth's magnetic field this week. This will cause geomagnetic unrest, but probably not geomagnetic storms, on May 21st through 23rd. Photographic auroras mixed with moonlight are possible at high latitudes.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 18, 2019, 12:19:47 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

THE SUN IS UTTERLY BLANK: Today marks the 30th consecutive day that the sun has been without spots. Images of the sun look like a big orange billiard ball--utterly blank.
https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/latest/latest_4096_HMIIF.jpg

This is a sign of Solar Minimum, a phase of the solar cycle that brings extra cosmic rays,
https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2018/03/05/the-worsening-cosmic-ray-situation/

long-lasting holes in the sun's atmosphere, and a possible surplus of noctilucent clouds

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/90JD02312


(https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/latest/latest_4096_HMIIF.jpg)
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on June 23, 2019, 04:58:41 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR WIND, INCOMING: A stream of solar wind is expected to graze Earth's magnetic field on June 25th, possibly causing geomagnetic activity just below the level of a G1-class storm. The gaseous material is flowing from a southern hole in the sun's atmosphere. High-latitude sky watchers shouldbe alert for auroras, especially in the southern hemisphere where winter darkness favors visibility
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 02, 2019, 11:05:14 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

GEOMAGNETIC STORM PREDICTED: A large hourglass-shaped hole in the sun's atmosphere is facing Earth and spewing solar wind in our direction. Estimated time of arrival: Aug. 5th-6th. NOAA forecasters say that minor G1-class geomagnetic storms are possible when the gaseous material arrives. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras, especially in the southern hemisphere where winter darkness favors visibility

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/  no warnings posted yet
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 23, 2019, 03:29:14 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

CORRECTED FORECAST: A hole in the sun's atmosphere is turning toward Earth and spewing a stream of solar wind in our direction. Estimated time of arrival: Aug. 27th. Minor geomagnetic unrest and high-latitude auroras are possible when the gaseous material arrives. Correction: An earlier version of this forecast mis-identified this hole as the same one that sparked geomagnetic storms on Aug. 5th. Wrong. The Aug. 5th coronal hole is following behind this one by about 4 days.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 23, 2019, 11:13:41 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/    https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

GEOMAGNETIC STORM FORECAST: A hole in the sun's atmosphere is facing Earth and spewing a stream of solar wind in our direction. Estimated time of arrival: Aug. 27th. Minor G1-class geomagnetic storms and high-latitude auroras are possible when the gaseous material arrives.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on August 29, 2019, 08:01:36 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

GEOMAGNETIC STORM WARNING: On Aug. 5th, a solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field, sparking G1-class geomagnetic storms and auroras in the USA. It's about to happen again. The same hole in the sun's atmosphere that wind-blasted Earth in early August is facing our planet today.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on September 16, 2019, 02:12:45 AM
ARCTIC AURORA WATCH: A stream of solar wind flowing from a southern hole in the sun's atmosphere could graze Earth's magnetic field on Sept. 17-18

https://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 25, 2019, 01:02:09 PM
https://www.spaceweather.com/

DEEP SOLAR MINIMUM:
Last year, the sun was blank (without sunspots) for 221 days. That marked 2018 as a year of deep Solar Minimum. This year is shaping up to be even deeper. As of today, the sun in 2019 also has been blank for 221 days--and it's only October. 2019 is blowing past 2018 in the race to the bottom of the solar cycle, and by the end of the year could rank as the deepest Solar Minimum in a century.

Sunspot number: 0
What is the sunspot number?
Updated 25 Oct 2019

Spotless Days
Current Stretch: 22 days
2019 total: 221 days (74%)
2018 total: 221 days (61%)
2017 total: 104 days (28%)
2016 total: 32 days (9%)
2015 total: 0 days (0%)
2014 total: 1 day (<1%)
2013 total: 0 days (0%)
2012 total: 0 days (0%)
2011 total: 2 days (<1%)
2010 total: 51 days (14%)
2009 total: 260 days (71%)
2008 total: 268 days (73%)
2007 total: 152 days (42%)
2006 total: 70 days (19%)
Updated 25 Oct 2019
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on October 25, 2019, 01:19:14 PM
https://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR WIND SPARKS AURORAS IN THE USA: During the night of Oct. 24-25, geomagnetic activity increased to category G2--that is, moderately strong--as Earth moved deeper into a fast-moving stream of solar wind. At the peak of the G2-storm, auroras spilled across the US-Canadian border into Minnesota:

[ SEE https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=157015 ]

"Last night the Northern Lights made an appearance in northeast Minnesota," reports photographer Travis Novitsky."The air temperature was 19 degrees as I was sitting in the Superior National Forest watching the lights slowly weave their way across the northern sky."

The solar wind is flowing from a large hole in the sun's atmosphere, with speeds currently topping 600 km/s. Forecasters expect our planet to remain inside the gaseous stream for at least 24 more hours. Northern sky watchers should remain alert for auroras through Oct. 26th.

Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2019, 09:48:25 AM
https://www.spaceweather.com/

LOW SOLAR ACTIVITY REVEALS RED AURORAS:
Chris Hodgson has seen a lot of green auroras over Abisko, Sweden
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 08, 2019, 08:54:33 AM
https://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on November 12, 2019, 05:17:55 AM
https://www.spaceweather.com/

ARCTIC AURORA WATCH: A minor stream of solar wind is buffeting Earth's magnetic field today, Nov. 12th. It is not potent enough to cause a geomagnetic storm, but it could spark auroras around the Arctic Circle. Any Northern Lights will be mixed with the glare of the Full Beaver Moon
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 03, 2020, 10:05:47 PM
https://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 04, 2020, 11:27:23 AM
https://www.spaceweather.com/

STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS OVER ICELAND Jan 04, 2020 spaceweather site
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 05, 2020, 04:58:04 PM
New Solar Cycle 25 is underway, Sunspot AR2755 is part of it; it's official.
...
https://www.spaceweather.com/

Sunspot AR2755 has a reversed magnetic polarity that identifies it as a member of new Solar Cycle 25. Credit: SDO/HMI



Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 09, 2020, 06:14:46 PM
https://www.spaceweather.com/

SOLAR CYCLE 25 CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY: A sunspot has emerged in the sun's northern hemisphere, right here. Its magnetic polarity identifies it as a member of new Solar Cycle 25. This is the second Solar Cycle 25 sunspot we've seen this month, continuing a trend of low but intensifying Cycle 25 activity. The next solar cycle is coming, after all.
Title: Re: SOLAR EVENTS (also current info on space weather)
Post by: Yowbarb on January 18, 2020, 07:58:58 AM
SOLAR MINIMUM CONDITIONS ARE IN EFFECT: Despite recent signs of life from Solar Cycle 25, solar activity remains low. The sun is blank (no sunspots), and the next stream of solar wind (a minor one) isn't expected until Jan. 20th. In the nights ahead, auroras probably will be confined to regions very near the Arctic Circle.

https://www.spaceweather.com/