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Massive sunspot is turning towards Earth this can result in major solar flares that can effect electrical systems
First Post ^ | 08/07/2020

Posted on 08/07/2020 7:10:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin

A massive sunspot on the Sun is turning towards our planet and this could result in strong solar flares. The sunspot AR2770 was detected earlier this week and is expected to grow in size in the upcoming days.

A report by SpaceWeather.com - a space weather forecasting website - said that multiple minor flares have been emitted by the sunspot already as it faced towards the earth. These flares have caused "minor waves of ionization to ripple through Earth's upper atmosphere" but nothing major yet.

A clear picture of the AR2770 has also surfaced that gives a better idea into the current phenomenon. It was captured by an amateur astronomer Martin Wise from Trenton, Florida. The size of the "primary dark core" is about as wide as Mars and it has several "spotlets" on its surface, which are similar to the craters on the surface of the moon.

According to the report in International Business Times, Wise captured the dark sunspot using an 8-inch telescope with safe solar filters and it's dimensions make this sunspot "one of the largest sunspot groups of the current Solar Minimum.”

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), strong solar storms can cause "fluctuations of electrical currents in space and energize electrons and protons trapped in Earth's varying magnetic field". These events can affect radio communications, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) connectivity, power grids and satellites.

(Excerpt) Read more at firstpost.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: ar2770; astronomy; aurora; carringtonevent; catastrophism; cme; lightbridge; maunderminimum; science; solarflare; sun; sunspot; sunspots
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1 posted on 08/07/2020 7:10:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv

2 posted on 08/07/2020 7:10:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Just what we need - a coronal mass ejection


3 posted on 08/07/2020 7:13:15 PM PDT by 11th_VA (May you live in interesting times - Ancient Chinese Proverb)
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To: BenLurkin

“fluctuations of electrical currents in space”

The Chinese ambassador asked him to repeat. He shouted “fluctuations!” The ambassador said “fluc you white people too!”


4 posted on 08/07/2020 7:14:31 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: BenLurkin
Well then, we should lock down society and cower in terror at this potential CME.

Basementman Biden will save us all!

5 posted on 08/07/2020 7:16:09 PM PDT by Pox (Eff You China. Buy American!)
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To: BenLurkin

Joe Biden welcomes the Distraction


6 posted on 08/07/2020 7:16:20 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: BenLurkin

And slowly it turned ...


7 posted on 08/07/2020 7:18:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (HCQ should be OTC. ... Looking for Black Market leads)
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To: BenLurkin

Brace Yourselves Flares are coming!

8 posted on 08/07/2020 7:18:38 PM PDT by xp38
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To: BenLurkin
One more thing to scare us. Yawn.

9 posted on 08/07/2020 7:24:31 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: BenLurkin
One more thing to scare us. Yawn.

10 posted on 08/07/2020 7:24:33 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: TigersEye
And slowly it turned ...

Step by step...

11 posted on 08/07/2020 7:24:39 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the Left, The Truth is Right Wing Extremism.)
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To: BenLurkin

Did a fourth grader write that title? “First post”, indeed!


12 posted on 08/07/2020 7:25:48 PM PDT by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O'Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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To: BenLurkin

There is a strong correlation between sunspot flares and earthquakes. Watch for more and bigger earthquakes.

It’s a piezoelectric phenomenon.


13 posted on 08/07/2020 7:26:03 PM PDT by Cold Heart (Legalize Hydroxychloroquine)
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To: steve86

I’ve gotten so used to poor journalism I often use the title as a puzzle to solve.


14 posted on 08/07/2020 7:27:49 PM PDT by Cold Heart (Legalize Hydroxychloroquine)
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To: BenLurkin

By the way, this article is total crap. You can go to Spaceweather.com and see for yourself. The sunspot mentioned has a count of 14, totally unremarkable. The page even says the sunspot has a simple magnetic field and is unlikely to produce strong flares.


15 posted on 08/07/2020 7:31:16 PM PDT by Fellow Traveler
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To: BenLurkin

It could temporarily cause Biden to become lucid.


16 posted on 08/07/2020 7:33:55 PM PDT by lasereye
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To: 11th_VA
Just what we need - a coronal mass ejection

If you like a coronal mass ejection, you'll love a micronova...

17 posted on 08/07/2020 7:35:45 PM PDT by null and void (Quarantine the sick. Shield the vulnerable. Free everyone else!)
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To: 11th_VA

Maybe this coronal ejactualation will kill covid-19, send it!


18 posted on 08/07/2020 7:36:15 PM PDT by cabbieguy ("I suppose it will all make sense when we grow up"can't be counted)
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To: BenLurkin

Aren’t we in a sunspot low for awhile? I thinks that means temperature falling a bit. Would this guy possibly affect that?


19 posted on 08/07/2020 7:40:03 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Ted, you finally endorsed.)
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To: cabbieguy

https://webmail.lerctr.org/~transit/healy/Pushing.wav


20 posted on 08/07/2020 7:42:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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