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New Sunspot Activity

04/18/2016

sunspot0416The extreme ultraviolet flash from today’s M6.7-class solar flare.  Credit:  NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

There is some new and interesting sunspot activity from a large heart-shaped sunspot which has been drawing some attention recently. Here’s the scoop from Spaceweather.com:

BIG SUNSPOT ERUPTS: Surprise! Quiet sunspot AR2529 isn’t so quiet, after all. The heart-shaped active region erupted on April 18th (00:39 UT), producing a strong M6.7-class solar flare and shortwave radio blackouts around the Pacific.   Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information.

Might wake up some ionization activity, the bread and butter of our radio hobby! 73, Robert


 

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