58 thoughts on “Fits and Spits From the SUN”

  1. MAJOR X-CLASS SOLAR FLARE: On Sept. 6th at 1202 UT, sunspot AR2673 unleashed a major X9.3-class solar flare–the strongest solar flare in more than a decade. X-rays and UV radiation from the blast ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere, causing a strong shortwave radio blackout over Europe, Africa and the Atlantic Ocean (blackout map). The explosion also likely produced a CME, although coronagraph images are not yet available to confirm this possibility. Please stay tuned for updates about this event.

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  2. Oh shit, oh shit!

    You have got to pay attention to the sun!
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    Latest Space Weather News and Updates
    September 8, 2017 @ 13:10 UTC
    Severe Geomagnetic Storm Continues (UPDATED)
    A coronal mass ejection (CME) propelled into space by an X9.3 solar flare on Thursday reached our planet a little earlier than expected and helped to generate a Severe (G4) level geomagnetic storm. The solar wind climbed to above 700 km/s and the Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) pointed sharply south (-32nT) following the shock passage. Visual aurora is being reported across many locations at middle to high latitudes. Attached photo below is courtesy of Kathy Laroche from Williamstown, Ontario, Canada. Excellent photo and thanks for sharing!

    A geomagnetic storm warning will remain in place for the next 24 hours. Sky watchers should continue to be alert for visual aurora.

    UPDATE @ 13:10 UTC: The Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) has again tipped south. The solar wind also remains above 700 km/s and this is helping to fuel an ongoing geomagnetic storm. A Severe (G4) storm is again in progress.

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    Latest Space Weather News and Updates
    September 9, 2017 @ 19:10 UTC
    The Storm Is Over / 2673 Recap
    What a week! The strong geomagnetic storm is now over and it looks like solar activity will decline to much lower levels. Region 2673 will turn behind the west limb during the next 48 hours. Sky watchers across many locations reported visible aurora, including deep into the southern USA. All of this activity was thanks to one large sunspot cluster.

    Over 25 M-Flares and 3 X-Flares, including the largest of Solar Cycle 24. Region 2673 gave us all something to talk about over the past week. Below is a closer look at the evolution of the monster sunspot and the enormous energy it possessed. All imagery and video courtesy of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and SOHO/LASCO.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0zKxGRZldQ

    September 8, 2017 @ 13:10 UTC End quote
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  4. I think that The Sun is in love and the cause of his reactions is nearby. I don’t know if you guys are keeping an eye on the sun activity. That darling baby Boy is going thru some serious testosterone activity lately. Just watch this life-giving sun kick it up.

    Cosmic Windy? Is she that that fetching?

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  5. Watch the sun!
    http://www.solarham.net/
    ” WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater expected
    Valid From: 2017 Sep 28 0536 UTC
    Valid To: 2017 Sep 28 0900 UTC
    Warning Condition: Onset
    NOAA Scale: G3 or greater – Strong to Extreme

    The beautiful aurora image below is courtesy of Dar and Tree Tanner (Team Tanner) from Alberta, Canada. It was captured last night during the onset of a high speed solar wind stream. Thanks for sharing!

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