Posted by BC on February 11th, 2010
Several solar flares have occurred over the past few days. M-Class flares have erupted from Sunspots 1045 and 1046, and more are expected over the next few days. Sunspot 1046 is growing in size as it approaches the meridian and is in prime location to project solar material toward Earth.
The solar energy has potential to interfere with radio transmissions, to produce aurora, and to produce other affects. Spaceweather.com has a nice video that shows the growing spot and more information on the flares.
8 people have commented
Good info. The sunspots are decreasing by now, the 16th, but this is only the beginning I feel, which may be a very intense Solar Max! We shall see. Thanks for the article!
February 17th, 2010 @ 2:08 pm
It is also interesting to note that 2012 is a solar max year.
February 17th, 2010 @ 2:18 pm
Thank you for your comment, Mario. As the Max develops, I’ll try to keep the information coming in.
June 29th, 2010 @ 6:15 pm
How will the solar max effect global warming?
June 29th, 2010 @ 8:33 pm
Several groups of scientists and environmentalists are conducting to see what the affect of solar max might have on Earth. We can only speculate at this point.
We have been experiencing poor cell phone and computer connections here in alaska. Could this be related to solar flares?
March 26th, 2011 @ 2:49 pm
I have a clue: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
March 27th, 2011 @ 8:32 pm
Is it possible that the Continuous radio signal coming through the sun @ 180 Mhz is a warning to turn 180 degrees or else?