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Big sunspot unleashes
an intense solar flare

Space.com, by Staff

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Posted By:PLPointer67, 1/11/2013 10:31:15 PM

The surface of the sun erupted in a solar flare early Friday, unleashing a blast of super-heated plasma into space. A huge sunspot known as AR1654 produced the M1-class flare at 4:11 a.m. EST, officials with NASA´s Solar Dynamics Observatory said in a description of the event. The SDO spacecraft is one of several sun-watching space telescopes keeping tabs on solar flares and other sun weather events. According to Spaceweather.com, sunspot AR1654 is growing more active and is now "crackling with M-class solar flares" like the one that erupted today. "AR1654 is getting bigger as it turns toward Earth,"

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Here come da Sun,
Here come da Sun!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bubber, 1/11/2013 11:50:19 PM     (No. 9111901)

Ban um...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: devnull, 1/12/2013 12:22:13 AM     (No. 9111932)

Women and children hit hardest

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Reply 3 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 1/12/2013 3:09:37 AM     (No. 9112021)

Maybe Jug Ears should issue an executive order limiting the capacity of solar flares...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NotaBene, 1/12/2013 3:56:50 AM     (No. 9112035)

Global Warming in Winter. Perfect!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: IowaDad, 1/12/2013 6:14:38 AM     (No. 9112076)

Waves reaching shores.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stated today that a trivial storm in the Atlantic was producing small waves that are "predicted to hit the eastern seaboard" of the United States later today. "These waves could destroy sand-castles over a thousand miles of beaches. Appropriate action is advised".

Film at eleven

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/12/2013 10:21:39 AM     (No. 9112441)

FTA:"AR1654 is getting bigger as it turns toward Earth," the website reported. "Not only is the chance of flares increasing, but also the chance of an Earth-directed eruption. This could be the sunspot that breaks the recent lengthy spell of calm space weather around our planet."

Or not

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