[SEDXC] Good Tidings to DXers and Merry Christmas From Sol

Robert Carroll w2wg at comcast.net
Sun Dec 27 17:45:09 PST 2009


SOLAR ACTIVITY INTENSIFIES: 2009 is ending with a flurry of sunspots. The
latest is sunspot 1039, which formed yesterday and is now crackling with
low-level solar flares. Cai-Uso Wohler sends this picture of a B-class
73f181mbhms2>  eruption from his backyard observatory in Bispingen, Germany:

So far, 65% of the days in December have brought sunspots--a sharp increase
in percentages compared to earlier months of 2009 when sunspots were
surpassingly rare. All six of December's sunspot groups have been members of
new Solar Cycle 24. These numbers could herald the sun's awakening from the
deepest solar minimum in nearly a century and a livelier sun in 2010.


The above is from an excellent site, www.spaceweather.com



Bob W2WG


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