Sunny Sunday

RAPID FIRE X-FLARES: Flares have been predicted, sunspot AR2192 has complied. In the past 24 hours, the giant active region has produced two X-class solar flares: X3 (Oct. 24 @ 2140 UT) and X1 (Oct 25 @ 1709 UT). Using a backyard solar telescope, Sergio Castillo of Corona, California, was monitoring the sunspot on Oct. 24th when it exploded, and he snapped this picture:

“This flare was so intense that it almost shorted out my computer! Well … not really,” says Castillo, “but I knew right away that it was an X-class eruption.”

Both X-flares produced brief but strong HF radio blackouts over the dayside of Earth. Communications were disturbed over a wide area for appeoximately one hour after the peak of each explosion. Such blackouts may be noticed by amateur radio operators, aviators, and mariners.

Interestingly, none of the X-flares from this active region has so far produced a major CME. The latest eruptions on Oct. 24-25 appear to be no exception. As a result, Earth-effects may be limited to the radio blackouts. However, stay tuned for updates as analysts look more carefully at coronagraph data for signs of an incoming CME.

@ Spaceweather


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22 Responses to Sunny Sunday

  1. Den says:

    Still spittin and a poppin while creating light, energy on a massive scale isolated in space like a bubble of ultra hot gas, our Sun.
    Hope your day will be Sunny as it is Sunday and all.


  2. Den says:

    Partly cloudy or partly Sunny?


  3. David B. Benson says:

    4 Africans @ Hillside Cafe.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Nippy wind bringing more and more clouds.


  5. º¿carol says:

    Family dinner went very well. Went to Olive Garden. They gave us a long table in an alcove, like having a room to ourselves. I had medium rare steak rounds on a bed of fancy pasta. I had wine.

    My two games went over well and we had a wonderful time. I hope we can all do it again, every month as long as the weather is conducive.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Cool air in a hurry to get to Carol’s party. Been blowing all day.


  7. David B. Benson says:

    All soxs matched again.


  8. David B. Benson says:

    Two bells.


  9. David B. Benson says:

    Over 50% of registered Ukrainians voted. Looks hopeful.


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