Solar activity - page 36

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Coronal holes on the farside of the Sun

For the past week, all eyes have been on the Earth-side of the sun, where sunspots 1158 and 1161-1162 have unleashed some of the strongest flares in years. Meanwhile, the farside of the Sun has been busy, too. Here is the movie from NASA's STEREO-B probe...

February 20, 2011

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Plasma cloud from X2.3 solar flare headed our way

Plasma cloud from the first X-class solar flare of Solar Cycle 24 (X2.3 on February 15, 2011) is headed our way. It is expected to arrive around February 17. 2011/02/15, at 07:07 UTC - PRESTO-alert: NOAA AR 1158 has produced an X2.3 flare peaking at 01:56 UTC,...

February 15, 2011

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First X-class solar flare of Solar Cycle 24 - X2.3 on February 14, 2011

Earth-orbiting satellites detected an X2.3 solar flare at 01:56 UTC on February 14, 2011. This is the most powerful solar flare in nearly five years, and the first X-class solar flare of Solar Cycle 24. The source was behemoth sunspot 1158. Solar

February 15, 2011