February 24, 2024

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Via Southgate: A big dangerous sunspot

One of the biggest sunspots in years has just rotated over the sun’s northeastern limb. AR3112 has a mixed-polarity magnetic field that harbors energy for strong X-class solar flares.

The appearance of this dangerous sunspot could herald two weeks of high solar activity as it transits the Earth-facing side of the sun. Full story @ Spaceweather.com

Via Spaceweather:

Behemoth sunspot AR3112 is poised to explode. NOAA forecasters estimate a 65% chance of M-flares and a 30% chance of X-flares today. Any eruptions will be geoeffective as the sunspot is almost directly facing Earth.

Read more – Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2022/october/a-big-dangerous-sunspot.htm