Tag Archives: solar

Solar Cycle 24 not following Sun Spot Activity Predictions

Every eleven years the sun experiences a peak of sun spot activity, we are nearing this peak period now but activity is low and below predictions. As you can see…

Stunning Flares, CMEs and coronal loops in gradient solar video

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) helped create this stunning display of sharply defined coronal loops using a gradient filter on imagery of the sun next to fuzzier, cooler areas that…

Spectacular CME Solar Flare from AR 1560 4/31/12- Video

Since August 30th Sunspot AR1560 has more than quadrupled in size since August 30th. NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of M-class solar fares during the next 48 hours as…

Sunspot AR1532 emits M6 Class CME at Earth

A CME cloud is heading for Earth from Sunspot AR1532. The forecast track prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab shows the CME will reach our planet on…

Solar Flare, Xray blast and CME from Sunspot AR1515

July 8, 2012: Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from  07/2100Z to 08/2100Z show  Solar activity was high. Region AR1515 produced an M6/1n at 08/1632Z .  An associated CME…

M2-class flare causes R1 radio blackouts

Sunspot AR 1513 hit Earth’s atmosphere with a pulse of X-rays and extreme ultraviolet radiation. The flare also has a coronal hole associated with it. This makes for an interesting…

Double CME headed to Earth from sunspot AR1504

Update 6/15/12 – A beta-gamma-delta field in AR1504 has developed. This could store energy for strong solar flares. NOAA  estimates a 65% chance of M-flares and a 5% chance of…

Transit of Venus

Today, June 5th, 2012, At 22:09 UTC, we will be able to see the planet Venus as a small dark dot moving  across the face o the sun. It will…