The Sun Unleashed A Major X-Class Flare Today

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PostFri Jul 13, 2012 12:21 am » by -Marduk-


Major Solar Flare Erupts From Giant Sunspot

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The sun unleashed a huge flare Thursday (July 12), the second major solar storm to erupt from our star in less than a week. The solar flare peaked at 12:52 p.m. EDT (1652 GMT) as an X-class sun storm, the most powerful type of flare the suncan have.

"It erupted from Active Region 1520, which rotated into view on July 6," NASA officials said in an alert. Active Region 1520, or AR1520, is a giant sunspot currently facing Earth. According to NASA and the Space Weather Prediction Center (SPWC), which is operated by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, today's sun storm registered as an X1.4-class solar flare. It is more powerful than the X1.1 flare that erupted on July 6 from another giant sunspot known as AR1515, making this latest tempest the strongest solar storm of the summer so far. The sunspot region AR1520 could be up to 186,411 miles (300,000 kilometers) long at its peak, solar astrophysicist C. Alex Young of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center told SPACE.com. It is about 50 percent larger than last week's sunspot AR1515.


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"It's quite extensive," Young said, adding that sunspots the size of AR1520 are normal as the sun nears its peak of its weather cycle in 2013. But while sunspot AR1520 may sound like a solar behemoth, it is actually a relatively modest sunspot example, and promises more sun storms to come, Dean Pesnell, project scientist for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, told SPACE.com.

"It's certainly not done. It's only halfway across the face of the sun right now," Pesnell said from the Goddard center in Greenbelt, Md., which oversees the sun-watching SDO mission. "We'll be able to watch it from the Earth for at least another week."

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PostFri Jul 13, 2012 12:59 am » by Thewatcher


Argh now we know why all them apparently alien craft are all around the sun then," There was a thread on numerous alien craft around our sun recently".

They are waiting for the big barbecue, human toast for starters followed by crispy politicians for the main course followed by fried head for dessert. :)

On a serious note though this must be slightly concerning considering there has been two of these so recent. It has been playing up a bit though recently has the sun.
Loads of strange happenings in and around it's surface from what I have been viewing lately, so who knows how big or sudden the next flare maybe.
Let us just hope none of them do not become a concern for all of our safety.
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PostFri Jul 13, 2012 2:07 am » by The57ironman


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...there's a buzz about this , eh'?


...where the heck is "shaggietrip"...?


........two big ones a week apart.. :nails:

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PostFri Jul 13, 2012 3:37 am » by MaKaElectric



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X-FLARE! Big sunspot AR1520 unleashed an X1.4-class solar flare on July 12th at 1653 UT. Because this sunspot is directly facing Earth, everything about the blast was geoeffective. For one thing, it hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) directly toward our planet. According to a forecast track prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the CME will hit Earth on July 14th around 10:20 UT (+/- 7 hours) and could spark strong geomagnetic storms. Sky watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend.

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PostFri Jul 13, 2012 4:18 am » by Loaded


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X-FLARE! Big sunspot AR1520 unleashed an X1.4-class solar flare on July 12th at 1653 UT. Because this sunspot is directly facing Earth, everything about the blast was geoeffective. For one thing, it hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) directly toward our planet. According to a forecast track prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the CME will hit Earth on July 14th around 10:20 UT (+/- 7 hours) and could spark strong geomagnetic storms. Sky watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend. Geomagnetic storm alerts: text, voice.

The explosion also strobed Earth with a pulse of extreme UV radiation, shown here in a movie recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory: http://spaceweather.com/

The UV pulse partially ionized Earth's upper atmosphere, disturbing the normal propagation of radio signals around the planet. Monitoring stations in Norway, Ireland and Italy recorded the sudden ionospheric disturbance.

Finally, solar protons accelerated by the blast are swarming around Earth. The radiation storm, in progress, ranks "S1" on NOAA space weather scales, which means it poses no serious threat to satellites or astronauts. This could change if the storm continues to intensify. Stay tuned.


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PostFri Jul 13, 2012 6:43 am » by Ghost32


Might need to zoom in for the best results, nothing changed just outlined.... :think: might need to send this one to Hoagland :)

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PostFri Jul 13, 2012 5:48 pm » by The57ironman


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PostFri Jul 13, 2012 10:18 pm » by 2020


Marduk2012 wrote:Major Solar Flare Erupts From Giant Sunspot

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The sun unleashed a huge flare Thursday (July 12), the second major solar storm to erupt from our star in less than a week. The solar flare peaked at 12:52 p.m. EDT (1652 GMT) as an X-class sun storm, the most powerful type of flare the suncan have.

"It erupted from Active Region 1520, which rotated into view on July 6," NASA officials said in an alert. Active Region 1520, or AR1520, is a giant sunspot currently facing Earth. According to NASA and the Space Weather Prediction Center (SPWC), which is operated by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, today's sun storm registered as an X1.4-class solar flare. It is more powerful than the X1.1 flare that erupted on July 6 from another giant sunspot known as AR1515, making this latest tempest the strongest solar storm of the summer so far. The sunspot region AR1520 could be up to 186,411 miles (300,000 kilometers) long at its peak, solar astrophysicist C. Alex Young of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center told SPACE.com. It is about 50 percent larger than last week's sunspot AR1515.


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"It's quite extensive," Young said, adding that sunspots the size of AR1520 are normal as the sun nears its peak of its weather cycle in 2013. But while sunspot AR1520 may sound like a solar behemoth, it is actually a relatively modest sunspot example, and promises more sun storms to come, Dean Pesnell, project scientist for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, told SPACE.com.

"It's certainly not done. It's only halfway across the face of the sun right now," Pesnell said from the Goddard center in Greenbelt, Md., which oversees the sun-watching SDO mission. "We'll be able to watch it from the Earth for at least another week."

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Hopefully it will shift the jet stream north to where it should be eh :flop:
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PostFri Jul 13, 2012 11:44 pm » by Shaggietrip


The57ironman wrote:.

...there's a buzz about this , eh'?


...where the heck is "shaggietrip"...?


........two big ones a week apart.. :nails:

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Here I is.

Just got home and service back. I will be looking into this. Some pretty good updates on this thread already. I will try to add what I can.

As you may know already predicted to hit 5am east coast and Atlantic region.


Give me some time guys. I may be double posting. This thread and in the CME thread I will try to get some info up shortly I will need some time to collect some info.


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