Skip to comments.Huge, potentially disruptive sunspot will swing round to face Earth this weekend
Posted on 08/06/2022 9:24:46 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The spot is so big it's changing the way the sun vibrates, according to spaceweather.com. If the dark spot hurls a blob of plasma at Earth, it could disrupt our magnetic field, affecting GPS and communication satellites orbiting close to Earth as well as airplane navigation systems. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center issued a forecast for an unsettled geomagnetic field around Earth on Aug. 6 and 7, which could means auroras, though whether it becomes a full-blown solar storm is not yet clear.
The telltale vibrational changes showed up in a helioseismic map near the sun's southeastern limb.
Solar flares can heat clouds of electrically charged particles from the sun's upper atmosphere to enormous temperatures, which can launch gigantic blobs of plasma at Earth known as, coronal mass ejections (CMEs).
The sun has an 11 year cycle during which its activity waxes and wanes, with a distinct "solar maximum" and "solar minimum" when the number of sunspots are most and least numerous, respectively. The sun is now headed for a solar maximum in 2024 or 2025. Lately, the sun has been more active than NASA predicted. CMEs are normal behavior for sunspots at this point of the sunspot cycle...
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Global warming again...Oh, wait...
Sunspot Baby sure had a real good time.
If Mr. Sunny hocks a loogie...
Better not be downwind when the sun farts.
I don’t doubt it, they will somehow blame this on us, with their usual flawless logic say sunblock is blocking the sun
Got to kill more cows, closed down farms and raise the price of gas to $100 a gallon (all in the name of climate change don’t you know).
Oh, I forgot, get another booster shot and wear a mask.
Beat me to it. :0)
The impact of this will be felt all the way to Uranus.
… it could wipe Uranus.
You beat me to the punchline but I think mine was better.
Now we all know that the sun is all about shining....nothing to do with “heat”.
My favorite Seger song.
Solar Max-Solar Min! I wish they would make up their mind!
John Kerry and his band of commie fools will use this to 'prove' there's global warming.(More sunspots = more heat). Just like liberal weather bimbos used the period 30 days after the summer solstice (traditionally the hottest time of the year for millions of years) 'to prove' the 'earf' is heating up.
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