Monday, March 5, 2012

RED ALERT: 2012 Solar: Major X-Class Flare and could be tricky week.

A major solar flare reaching X1.1 peaked at 04:09 UTC early Monday morning.The flare was centered around Sunspot 1429 and produced a bright CME Entering a tricky period – watch out for Sunspot 1429.

STRONG SOLAR ACTIVITY: Solar activity is now high. Big sunspot AR1429, which emerged on March 2nd, is crackling with strong flares. The strongest so far, an X1-class eruption, occurred just this morning, March 5th at 0413 UT.
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I have just returned from the International UFO Congress but sadly have to fly tomorrow to attend the funeral of my former fire and rescue sub-officer, Jock Jenkins. I wanted to be with our family and to honor this man who gave extraordinary service to his community.

I will be back in the seat as long as our Sun behaves itself on the 16th.