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(LA Times)   The Sun fired off two intense solar flares yesterday, but that's okay, it probably won't have any impact on sensitive electr   ( divider line
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2013-10-26 12:08:24 PM  
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Does the moon seem a lot brighter? If so, it's been nice farkin' with y'all. Full Size
2013-10-26 01:13:32 PM  
1 vote:
FTA: So what's with all the activity?  Our home star is hitting solar maximum in its 11-year cycle activity, and scientists had predicted it would be meh -- a wimpier maximum than in cycles past.

Last year was supposed to be the peak of the 11 year cycle. Then when there was hardly any activity they bumped it ahead a year to now, and have been waiting for it ever since.
2013-10-26 01:08:49 PM  
1 vote:
The latest activity disrupted high-frequency radio communications, which Murtagh said is a given when there's an X-class flare.

I haven't noticed.  In fact, I made a couple of Morse code contacts on my way home from deer hunting this morning, GM3WIJ Norman in Aberdeen, Scotland, and OG9W Raimo in Vantaa, Finland, both on the 10 meter band.

Having said that, 20 meters sounds dead right now.  Maybe I should check 6 meters.
2013-10-26 12:57:47 PM  
1 vote:
What's really fun is all of the stuff simultaneously happening hundreds of thousands of kilometers away from the flares.

biatch is getting ornery.

(And nobody ever said this would be a weak solar maximum.  They said it had been a weak solar maximum so far but that because of that they suspected that this would be a weird two-peaked double maximum.)
2013-10-26 11:53:42 AM  
1 vote:

thamike: The Sun is there,

and there, way over there, and a bit over here.

2013-10-26 09:57:02 AM  
1 vote:
The Sun is there.
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