Solar Activities Intensifies

Russ Steele

There is a huge sunspot, AR1476, that is crackling with M-class solar flares which appears to be on the verge of producing something even stronger according to spaceweather.com .

The sunspot’s ‘beta-gamma-delta’ magnetic field harbors energy for X-class flares, the most powerful kind. Earth is entering the line of fire as the sunspot rotates across the face of the sun.

Stay alert. You can monitor the Sun at spaceweather.com. You can also sign up for a text alert of a powerful flare on your cellphone for a few bucks.

It is those X-Class flares that can raise havoc with electronic systems, including satellites and power grids.  In the morning I am putting my spare cellphones, scanners and computers in a metal container. Stay tuned.

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One Response to Solar Activities Intensifies

  1. NOAA forecasters estimate a 75% chance of M-class flares and a 20% chance of X-flares during the next 24 hours.

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