The trials, tribulations and small triumphs of an Indiana astronomer.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Active Area AR 1476
AR 1476 is now in line with earth. The sunspot group is capable of X-Class flares--the most powerful flares the sun produces. If it lets one go in this alignment, we could have some wonderful auroras, as well as other interesting effects as the flare interacts with the earth's magnetic field.