On the visible part of the sun there was a group of dangerous spots. Their dozens. This cluster of spots, which were given room 1339, several times larger than the size of the Earth. The spots can be seen not only in amateur telescopes, but in digital cameras.
They were locked Solar Dynamics Observatory, the U.S. on Thursday November 3. Then there was a flash on the luminary X-class followed by a powerful coronal mass ejection. It — this weight — had a velocity of about 1 million km / h and weighed several billion tons.
But the giant "spitting" of light has not reached Earth. Vector explosion was directed towards Venus. However, the outbreak has caused a massive crash near radio communications on Earth. This was reported by NASA, TSN reports.
According to the calculations of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States, by the end of this week, Friday, zone 1339 will move slowly to the point of facing the Earth. And because we expected a series of magnetic storms. According to the forecasts of astronomers, they fade away within two weeks.
If you look at the map of the world where active spots are marked, you can see that the sun is ready to fire at the ground directly from the seven "guns" — that there are many dangerous areas, just about ready to bring down on us ton coronal mass.
The emergence of giant sunspot AR1339 has had an unexpected effect on Earth. Instead of a rash of geomagnetic storms, there has been a rash of fine photography. Kamila M of Puawy, Poland, framed the sunspot in black and white at sunset on Nov. 6th:
The color version is not bad either. "It was a fight with the light!" says Kamila.
The sheer size of the sunspot (it is three times wider than Earth and almost ten times as long) makes it an easy target not only for backyard solar telescopes but also for off-the-shelf digital cameras. A bit of natural filtering provided by sunset clouds and haze is all a photographer needs to turn a gnarly-edged sunspot into art. Browse the links below for more examples.
Daily Sun: 07 Nov 11
Sunspot 1339 has a delta-class magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO / HMI
Sun: Scary active region 1339
The active region in 1339 was two days ago after the east limb (edge of the disk) of the sun, and now turns toward the Earth.
Thus, in order to present, we cut a large stain on the right and put the Earth on a scale next to it. So … That's the whole planet!
Earthlings awaits a series of powerful magnetic storms
In the near future is very carefully monitor their health. We are in for a series of powerful magnetic storms.
As astronomers warn, the Sun is formed seven groups of spots. One of them is the size of Earth. While their influence is not very noticeable. But according to scientists, two days of so-called coronary flow releases just be directed to our planet. So on Thursday-Friday meteodependent people will hard.