The Cabaret Show began last night at 00:43am UST (interesting timing I might add ;>) ) when our old friend, sunspot 1944/67 now renumbered 1990, blasted off an X Class 4.9 Solar Flare just as it began to rotate over the eastern limb into Earth Facing view- Kinda like the class clown lobbing a mega flash bang into the science lab on the first day back at school, just to say “HI! Remember me?!?”
The XClass 4.9 flare shook up lots of stuff, but so far it would seem that most of the energy will only hit Earth a slightly glancing blow. Having said that, there was definite radio black out interference- supposedly on the “sunlit side of earth” at the time, yet the One People radio show last night had significant interference last night for the first hour of the show. Go figure.
I would also like to note here that it is incredibly rare for a sun spot to exist as long as spot 1944/67/90 has- 3 rotations into Earth view is almost unheard of. Many smaller spots can “die” within hours of forming, but average sized spots usually last no more than 2-3 weeks.
Well my friends, I think that once again we’ll be getting treated to a bright and energetic stage show… the only question left is: Will 1990 continue it’s famous play dead act once it is geoeffectively Earth facing, or will three times be the charm?
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