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    AURORAS UNDERFOOT: Solar activity is picking up, and no one has a better view of its effect on Earth than the crew of the International Space Station. During a geomagnetic storm on Sept. 17th, astronauts recorded a must-see movie of auroras dancing underfoot:
    Note how the underbelly of the space station glows green from the reflected light of the auroras below. Also, in the distance, Sirius the dog star and Orion the Hunter can be seen rising feet-first into the night sky.

    The storm, which registered a moderate 6 on the 0-to-9 K-index scale of geomagnetic disturbances, was caused by a coronal mass ejection (CME) hitting Earth's magnetic field. It was just a glancing blow, but with CMEs that is often enough to spark bright auroras over both ends of Earth. The space station was flying over the southern hemisphere at the time of the display. Observers in the northern hemisphere saw it too.

    A similar storm could be in the offing this week. Another CME is heading toward Earth, and it appears likely to deliver a glancing blow on Sept. 22nd around 23:00 UT. Sky watchers above and below should be alert for aurora


    GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH: NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% chance of minor geomagnetic storms on Oct. 5th and 6th as a series of two to three CMEs sweeps past our planet. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

    FARSIDE CME: Yesterday, October 4th, something exploded on the far side of the sun and propelled a spectacular CME into space. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory recorded the cloud as it emerged from behind the sun's limb: Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab have combined observations from SOHO and the twin STEREO spacecraft to calculate the CME's trajectory: It is heading for Mercury. The CME will hit the innermost planet on Oct. 5th around 04:30 UT plus minus 7 hours. Energetic particles accelerated by shock waves at the leading edge of the cloud could also have minor effects on the MESSENGER probe in orbit around Mercury. The CME's forecast track shows that Venus might also receive a blow on Oct. 6th.


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    Post  Carol on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:37 pm

    GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A CME hit Earth's magnetic field on Oct. 5th at approximately 0700 UT, sparking minor geomagnetic storms around both poles.


    Shortly after the CME's impact, Minoru Yoneto photographed an outburst of auroras over Queenstown, New Zealand:

    High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras as Earth's magnetic field continues to reverberate. Plus, according to NOAA forecasters, another CME may be on the way to keep the storm going on Oct. 6th.


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    Post  Carol on Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:57 pm

    October 11, 2011 -More turbulence ahead? The farside region of the Sun where a monstrous explosion occurred is rotating Earthward. We’ve also noticed sunspot clusters have also formed in larger patches on the Sun over the last few weeks. Growing sunspot 1313 is crackling with C-class solar flares. A solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole should reach Earth on Oct. 15th. – Space Weather





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    Post  Carol on Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:45 am

    October 12, 2011 - MANY SUNSPOTS, FEW FLARES: There are no fewer than 8 sunspot groups on the solar disk today. Nevertheless, solar activity is low. The magnetic fields of all eight are stable and pose little threat for strong eruptions. Solar wind is on the increase at speed: 417.7 km/sec


    A solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole should reach Earth on Oct. 15-16


    HUNTER'S MOON: According to folklore, this week's full Moon is the Hunter's Moon. It gets its name from Native American hunters who once tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead. Last night, photographer Aaron Top caught the Hunter's Moon beaming through trees around Owen Sound, Ontario: The view gets even better tonight as the Moon approaches Jupiter for a close encounter. On Oct. 12th and 13th it will be possible to hide the lunar disk and the bright planet together behind the palm of your outstretched hand. The conjunction is visible throughout the night; just look for the Moon and you will find Jupiter not far away.


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    http://www.spaceweather.com/images2011/13oct11/inprogress_anim.gif
    SOLAR ERUPTION: October 13, 2011 - A teepee-shaped magnetic prominence that solar astronomers had been monitoring for days erupted this morning. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the action: Although much of the prominence fell back to the sun, some of the structure did fly into space, producing a coronal mass ejection. SOHO coronagraphs of the CME show that it is propagating up and out of the plane of the solar system: movie. Probably no planet will be hit by the expanding cloud.

    NOAA forecaters estimate a 30% chance of M-class solar flares during the next 24 hours.


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    A solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole should reach Earth on Oct. 15-16.
    October 15, 2011 - Solar wind speed: 471.8 km/sec

    CHANCE OF AURORAS: NOAA forecasters estimate a 50% chance of minor geomagnetic storms today as Earth enters a stream of fast-moving solar wind. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

    The role of space weather: Solar activity has strongly affected ROSAT's decay. Only a few months ago, experts expected the satellite to re-enter in December. However, they did not anticipate the recent increase in sunspot count. Extreme ultraviolet radiation from sunspots has heated and "puffed up" Earth's atmosphere, accelerating the rate of orbital decay. The massive observatory now has a date with its home planet in October.



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    ACTIVE SUNSPOT: Active region 1319 contains so many individual sunspots that some observers have likened it to a swarm of army ants. The swarm is growing. Over the weekend, the sunspot group's total area nearly tripled as shown in this movie from the Solar Dynamics Observatory: As AR1319 has grown, the complexity of its magnetic field has increased as well. The sunspot's magnetic canopy is now unstable and harbors energy for strong M-class solar flares. NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of such an eruption during the next 24 hours.


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    Post  Carol on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:22 pm


    19 Oct 11 - QUIET SUN: How quiet can a star with eight sunspot groups be? Pretty quiet, it turns out. The sun has that many sunspots and more facing Earth, yet none of them is producing flares. Regard this plot of the sun's X-ray output for the past two days; it has almost flat-lined:

    Perhaps this is the calm before the storm. Sunspot AR1319 has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong M-class flares. NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% chance of such an eruption in the next 24 hours.


    http://www.spaceweather.com/

    DISTANT CLOUD SHADOWS: It's a common sight. Dark shadows (also known as "crepuscular rays") lance across the sky as the sun sets behind distant clouds. On Oct. 15 in the Netherlands, Jacob Kuiper could see the shadows, but he couldn't see the clouds that cast them; they were too far away. So he consulted a satellite:

    "In the satellite image, there were only few clouds that could be responsible for casting shadow bands into the glowing stratosphere above my home town, De Bilt," says Kuiper. "A frontal system was situated over eastern parts of Ireland, and some of the cloud tops there reached heights up to 8 kilometres. I believe these clouds 900 km away were responsible for the shadow bands I witnessed."


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    Post  Mercuriel on Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:35 am

    This should be proof of It but alas the doubters gather...

    We are being allowed to self-determine...

    We are protected...

    The Flares will not consume Us. It will not be allowed. Mankind has chosen and will be allowed to move forward. Albeit clumsily but forward nonetheless...

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    Post  Carol on Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:46 pm

    SOLAR FLARE: This morning at 0325 UT, Earth-orbiting satellites detected an M1.6-class solar flare, the first significant eruption in days. Because the blast site was located on the sun's northwestern limb, the flare was not Earth-directed.



    After reviewing various solar reports along with the contactee reports I have to agree Mercuriel. Earth is being protected along with humankind.


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    Post  Carol on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:19 am


    The sun now. October 21, 2011
    3-day Solar-Geophysical Forecast issued Oct 20 22:00 UTC

    Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low for the next three days (21-23 October) with a chance for M-class activity from Regions 1319 (N11W66) and 1324.

    Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be mostly quiet for the next three days (21-23 October).


    VIDEO: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/classroom/nordlys_small.mov

    WEEKEND METEOR SHOWER: Earth is about to pass through a stream of debris from Halley's comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on Saturday morning, Oct. 22nd, with more than 15 meteors per hour. Earth isn't the only world in the debris stream; NASA researchers will also be watching for meteoroid strikes on the Moon.

    Oct. 20, 2011: Earth is about to pass through a stream of debris from Halley's comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Forecasters expect more than 15 meteors per hour to fly across the sky on Saturday morning, Oct. 22nd, when the shower peaks.

    Orionids are most easily seen during the dark hours before sunrise. Twilight Orionids, however, are the most beautiful of all.
    "Although this isn't the biggest meteor shower of the year, it's definitely worth waking up for," says Bill Cooke of the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office. "The setting is dynamite."

    Orionids are framed by some of the brightest and most beautiful constellations in the night sky. The meteors emerge from mighty Orion, the shower's glittering namesake. From there they streak through Taurus the Bull, the twins of Gemini, Leo the Lion, and Canis Major--home to Sirius, the most brilliant star of all.

    This year, the Moon and Mars are part of the show. They'll form two vertices of a celestial triangle in the eastern sky on Saturday morning while the shower is most active; Regulus is the third vertex. Blue Regulus and red Mars are both approximately of 1st magnitude, so they are easy to see alongside the 35% crescent Moon. Many Orionids will be diving through the triangle in the hours before dawn.
    Cooke's team at the Meteoroid Environment Office will be watching for Orionids that actually hit the Moon.

    Cometary debris streams like Halley's are so wide, the whole Earth-Moon system fits inside. So when there is a meteor shower on Earth, there's usually one on the Moon, too. Unlike Earth, however, the Moon has no atmosphere to intercept meteoroids. Pieces of debris fall all the way to the surface and explode where they hit. Flashes of light caused by thermal heating of lunar rocks and moondust are so bright, they can sometimes be seen through backyard-class telescopes.

    read more at http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/20oct_orionids/

    A newly discovered NEO (Near Earth Object) asteroid has just been posted by NASA, NEO asteroid 2011 UB (LD 5.0), diameter 8.2m-18m. It is to pass on 17OCT2011 along with NEO asteroid 2009 TM8 (LD 0.9), diameter 5.1m-11m.
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    Post  Carol on Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:18 pm

    SPACE WEATHER FORECAST FOR MARS: A bright CME blasted off the sun yesterday, Oct. 22nd, and it appears to be heading for Mars. Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab expect the cloud to reach the Red Planet on Oct. 26th (forecast track). A brief discussion of what CMEs can do to Mars follows this SOHO image of the eruption:

    Mars has a unique response to solar storms shaped by the planet's strange magnetic topology. Unlike Earth, which has a global magnetic field, Mars is patchily covered by dozens of "magnetic umbrellas"--remnants of an over-arching planetary field that decayed billions of years ago. When Mars gets hit by a CME, the resulting magnetic storms take place in the umbrellas. Circumstantial evidence collected by Mars Global Surveyor in the 1990s suggests that the tops of the umbrellas light up with bright ultraviolet auroras during such storms. Because the structures are distributed around the planet, these auroras can appear even at the equator.

    Mars rovers and satellites should be alert for aurora equatorialis on Oct. 26th.

    Bonus: Magnetic umbrellas are at the heart of one of Mars's greatest mysteries: What happened to the atmosphere? Billions of years ago, the air on Mars was thick enough to protect vast expanses of water on the planet’s surface. Now, however, the atmosphere is 100 times thinner than Earth's and the surface is bone dry. Some researchers believe that magnetic storms in the umbrellas could rip parcels of atmosphere away from Mars and propel air-filled magnetic bubbles into space. In this way, space weather could be directly responsible for the desiccation of the Red Planet.

    WEEKEND METEOR SHOWER: The Orionid meteor shower peaked on Saturday, Oct. 22nd, when Earth passed through a stream of debris from Halley's comet. As many as 26 meteors per hour were visible from rural areas, according to the International Meteor Organization. Here is one of them streaking over the autumn leaves of Elverson, Pennsylvania:



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    Post  Carol on Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:09 am

    8 HOURS LATER: People in the United States are still talking about the spooky red auroras ignited by a CME on Oct. 24th; Northern Lights were sighted as far south as Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama. 48 hours later, the show was over in the USA, but not in Scandinaviia where residual auroras continued to flicker around the Arctic Circle. Norwegian photographer Ole C. Salomonsen took this picture on Oct. 26th:

    Daily Sun: 28 Oct 11 - A new sunspot is emerging just north of AR1330. This could destabilize the region's overall magnetic topology and make a flare more likely.


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    http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/pickoftheweek/
    RECENT BLAST IMPACTS EARTH (OCTOBER 28, 2011)
    A substantial coronal mass ejection (CME) erupted from the Sun early on Oct. 22, traveled across space at a good clip, and impacted Earth on Oct. 24, 2011, causing brilliant auroras across much of the world. In the U.S., aurora reached as far as far south as Alabama.

    The video clip from STEREO Ahead spacecraft (orbiting about the Sun, more than 90 degrees ahead of Earth) shows the large, Earth-directed CME cloud erupting early on Oct. 22. Earth is out of the frame but roughly to the left in the images shown. Several other CMEs followed over the next day and a half. In these coronagraph images the Sun is represented by the white circle and the black disk is blocking out the coronal area close to the Sun, so that the fainter structures beyond that can be seen.

    DISINTEGRATING COMET: A small comet dove into the sun during the late hours of Oct. 30th. Blasted by intense solar heat, the 'dirty snowball' disintegrated in plain view of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). Watch the movie and note how the comet shrinks to a pinprick just before it vanishes.



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    Post  Carol on Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:53 pm

    31 October 2011 - 2 M Flares and 1 CME in 6 hours!
    http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/browse/2011/10/31/ahead/cor2/512/20111031_190935_n7c2A.jpg
    http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/browse/2011/10/31/ahead/cor2/512/20111031_200935_n7c2A.jpg
    CME and 2 small M flares

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    There is a wealth of information and background on the various satellite and observatory websites (and links therein), e.g.,

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    TRICK OR TREAT: A solar wind stream brushed against Earth's magnetic field on Oct. 30-31, sparking auroras around the Arctic Circle.

    New sunspot 1334 is growing rapidly"


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    Triple M-Class flares unleashed on the Sun by new rotating sunspot
    November 1, 2011 – Solar activity has increased to moderate levels. An active sunspot region numbered 1339 is now rotating into view on the northeast limb and is producing M-Class flares. At the same time, another sunspot numbered 1338 is rotating into view on the southeast limb and is producing C-Class flares. All of the current numbered regions on this visible solar disk such as Sunspots 1330 and 1334 are stable. Solar activity increased to moderate levels Monday with three M-Class flares taking place around a big new Sunspot numbered 1339. This region continues to rotate fully into view on the northeast limb. – http://www.solarham.com/

    Minor Geomagnetic Storm: The solar wind was at increased levels Tuesday morning and combined with a south tilting Bz, it stirred up a minor geomagnetic storm at high latitudes. Things have since returned to quieter levels.

    Solar Update / Moderate Activity:
    Solar activity has increased to moderate levels. An active sunspot region numbered 1339 is now rotating into view on the northeast limb and is producing M-Class flares. At the same time, another sunspot numbered 1338 is rotating into view on the southeat limb and is producing C-Class flares. All of the current numbered regions on this visible solar disk such as Sunspots 1330 and 1334 are stable.




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    Post  Carol on Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:19 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Sqoxrzjq0VI
    SDO Captures Sunspot 1339 as it rotates into view on the eastern limb


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=5WZT-7gdo3A=
    An M1.1 Solar Flare peaked at 15:08 UTC Monday morning and was centered around a new region located on the Northeast Limb.
    Measuring some 40,000 km wide and at least twice that in length, the behemoth active region is an easy target for backyard solar telescopes. Astronomers are encouraged to monitor the region: NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-class solar flares during the next 24 hours. Eruptions today would not be Earth directed, but future eruptions could be as the sunspot turns toward our planet in the days ahead. Solar flare alerts: text, voice.

    NORTHERN LIGHTS: November began with a geomagnetic storm. A shock wave in the solar wind swept past Earth during the early hours of Nov 1st, sparking strong magnetic disturbances around the Arctic Circle.


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    Raging: Giant filament erupts on the Sun’s northern pole
    November 5, 2011 – POLAR BLAST: A magnetic filament curling around the Sun’s north pole erupted during the early hours of Nov. 5th. Material propelled by the blast is heading out of the plane of the solar system and will not impact any planet. –Space Weather


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    Post  Carol on Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:01 pm

    SOLAR ACTIVITY: Sunspot AR1339 is crackling with M-class solar flares, unleashing at least five of them in the past 24 hours. Even bigger eruptions are possible before the weekend is over. AR1339 has a delta-class magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class flares. The sunspot is turning toward Earth, so the odds of a geoeffective flare are increasing.



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    Post  Carol on Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:02 pm

    http://www.lmsal.com/solarsoft/latest_events/
    Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA,
    Space Weather Prediction Center and the U.S. Air Force.
    Updated 2011 Nov 09 2200 UTC

    Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity
    SDF Number 313 Issued at 2200Z on 09 Nov 2011


    IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 08/2100Z
    to 09/2100Z: Solar activity has been at moderate levels for the past
    24 hours. A long duration M1 flare was observed at 09/1335Z.
    Associated with this event were a Type II radio sweep with an
    estimated shock velocity of 750 km/s and a eruptive filament channel
    with a possible Earth directed CME.
    This filament channel was
    located between Region 1342 (N17E22) and Region 1343 (N27E37) in the
    Northeast quadrant of the visible disk. Imagery is still coming in
    at the time of this report, but STEREO B and SDO/AIA imagery do
    indicate a CME liftoff.
    Region 1339 (N21W19) has some simpliciation
    in its magnetic structure but still remains classified as a
    beta-gamma. New Region 1345 (S24W01) was numbered today.

    IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be at
    low to moderate levels for the next three days (10-12 November).

    IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 08/2100Z to 09/2100Z:

    http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/forecast.html
    The geomagnetic field has been at quiet levels for the past 24 hours.

    IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is
    expected to be at quiet levels on day 1 (10 November). An increase
    to quiet to unsettled levels is expected on day 2 (11 November) as
    the effects of a CME, from 08 November, are forecast. An increase to
    unsettled to active conditions on day 3 (12 November) is expected,
    as the CME, associated with todays M1 flare, is expected to become
    geoeffective.

    read more at link http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/forecast.html


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    Post  Carol on Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:55 am

    Geomagnetic field going wild: Winter superstorms likely
    Read article here: http://www.helium.com/items/2248110-geomagnetic-field-going-wild-superstorms-likely


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    November 12, 2011 – GRAND FILAMENT: A filament of magnetism more than 700,000 km long is curling around the sun’s northeastern limb. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the vast structure during the early hours of Nov. 12th: The filament is weighted down by solar plasma. If it erupts–as such filaments are prone to do–it could fall to the stellar surface below, setting off an explosion called a Hyder flare. Or it might fly upward, hurling fragments of itself into space. Amateur astronomers with solar telescopes are encouraged to monitor the region for developments. As predicted, a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field on Nov. 12th at approximately 0600 UT. The impact was weak, however, so it is not yet clear whether the event will produce significant geomagnetic storms or auroras. –Space Weather


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    VENUS-DIRECTED CME: A coronal mass ejection (CME, movie) that swept past Mercury on Nov. 13th will likely hit Venus later today. Because Venus has no global magnetic field to protect it, the impact could erode material directly from the top of the planet's atmosphere. It's okay; Venus has atmosphere to spare. Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab calculated the path of the CME, which left the sun on Nov. 12th.

    REMARKABLE SOLAR ACTIVITY: There haven't been any strong solar flares in days. Nevertheless, some impressive activity is underway on the sun. For one thing, an enormous wall of plasma is towering over the sun's southeastern horizon. Stephen Ramsden of Atlanta, Georgia, took this picture on Nov. 11th:

    "Solar forums all over the world are buzzing with Sun-stronomers proclaiming this to be the biggest prominence that many of them had ever witnessed," he says.

    Remarkably, though, this is not the biggest thing. A dark filament of magnetism is winding halfway around the entire sun: SDO image. From end to end, it stretches more than a million km or about three times the distance between Earth and the Moon. If the filament becomes unstable, as solar filaments are prone to do, it could collapse and hit the stellar surface below, triggering a Hyder flare. No one can say if the eruption of such a sprawling structure would be Earth directed.




    VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Nnwqkm6rL4M
    The black and white images show the magnetic field - the field is pointing toward us where it is white. The leading spots all have an intense negative polarity and the following spots are mostly positive.

    The two polarities are pretty well separated and fairly stable, which is why this region hasn't produced even more dramatic activity. The biggest explosions happen when complex magnetic regions annihilate each other.

    The glittering moving features around the spots follow the crests of magnetic waves. Not much new flux is emerging into this mature region, but there is a lot going on in the vicinity - and just about everywhere else too if you look carefully. The surrounding filamentary structures are weaker field regions that appear bright in intensity.

    The movie with the granular yellow background shows the Sun's surface brightness. Sunspot group 11339 is already large when it rotates around to the front side of the Sun. The umbra is the darker, cooler part where the magnetic field is very strong and vertical. The surrounding orange penumbra appears very dynamic because waves in the weaker horizontal magnetic field make it look like material is flowing out of the spot.

    Watch how the darkest regions develop in time. The largest spot is more than five times the size of our Earth. What you cannot tell from these pictures is which direction the magnetic field is pointing.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im2BRqjG7PI&feature=related
    Learn about the magnetic fields on Earth, the Sun and some other planets. The Planets are on parade as we prepare for Curiosity Rover Launch.


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