[SECC] Fwd: Big Sunspot 978
Larry Phillips K4PIC
larry.k4pic at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 18:56:58 EST 2007
OK, this is great news!
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From: SpaceWeather. com <swlist at spaceweather.com>
Date: Dec 7, 2007 5:27 PM
Subject: Big Sunspot 978
To: "SpaceWeather. com" <swlist at spaceweather.com>
Space Weather news for Dec. 7, 2007
SUNSPOT ALERT: The sun is near the lowest ebb of the 11-year solar cycle
and, until now, 2007 has been a year of very few sunspots. Enter sunspot
978: It popped over the sun's eastern limb yesterday and is quickly becoming
a behemoth. The rapidly growing sunspot group is more than five times wider
than Earth, making it an easy target for properly-filtered backyard
telescopes. So far sunspot 978 poses little threat for strong solar flares,
but this could change if the active region's development continues apace.
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