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Chance of Flares: Earth Directed Sun Spot “Harbors Energy for X-Class Eruptions”

Chance of Flares: Earth Directed Sun Spot “Harbors Energy for X-Class Eruptions”

Space watchers have warned that the sun may soon be waking up – as early as today – and it has the potential to direct high powered X-Class solar flares directly at earth. So far today, solar activity is low. However, that could be the calm before the storm. The magnetic field of big sunspot AR1654 has grown more complex. It is now classified as a ‘beta-gamma-delta’ magnetic field, which means it ... »

CME to hit earth on January 17th, 2013

CME to hit earth on January 17th, 2013

(TheWeatherSpace.com) – Simulations of a coronal mass ejection (CME) show the impact arrival of such on January 17th. This coincides with Senior Meteorologist Kevin Martin’s window for an earthquake in North America. The Sun is acting up again, with large sunspots moving across the solar disk. The sunspots are powerful enough for x-class solar flares, the most powerful of them all. Whi... »