Ok I know you’re all getting bored with my constant Solar updates….. But I’ve got one more (for today, lol), and then I would like to discuss WHY I’m posting them.
After reporting on the X Class flare in yesterday mornings update, yesterday afternoon and evening we had another X Class flare, 2.1, and M Class 1.9, and a M 2.3. And this morning so far we’ve had another M1.9 All four were from spot 1882 (which I mistakenly called 1862 yesterday- my bad). When 1882 started to swing in around the western limb of Sol, it was a smallish, simple Beta class spot. After reviewing all the charts last night I pointed out to my captive audience (Heather, Caleb and Nick- who were held captive around the dinner table, lol) (who, by the way, are also probably sick of my constant solar updates)(at least you can choose not to read them, they’re stuck with me, hahahah), that spot 1882, while being classified as a simple Beta, was definitely on the verge of getting broody…. I awoke this morning to see that they had upgraded the classification to Beta Gamma Delta.
I strongly suspect that we’ll continue to see action from 1882 and 1877. 1875 has had a couple of C and M class flares in the last 48 hours, but has quieted down and is now beginning to rotate away from direct Earth view.
We are currently experiencing the reflections of 4 separate CMEs that have hit in the past 24 hours.
Oh and after 12 Mclass and 2 X class flares in the last 72 hours, they upgraded the risks to M 65% and X 35%. Thanx for finally waking up guys.
Down below I’ll post a copy of SolarHams excellent review of the last 10 Flares and the current active Sun spots. *note there is one discrepancy: in the top 10 flares list, it states that the X 2.1 is attributed to 1877- this is a mistake and was corrected by NOAA to be 1882, which they DO list further down in the summary. I’ve tried to resize the page view to no avail, so I’m sorry if there are issues reading it accurately- you can go the original link HERE.
If you like looking at all the pictures and graphs from Solarham, you can also visit this nifty link from the NASA site: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/IswaSystemWebApp/ some of the filter shots of SOL are quite beautiful. Unfortunately NASA sucks at keeping it up to date. One would almost think they are hiding something…… lol.