Strong Solar Activity for the Month of September

Having already unleashed two X-flares since Sept. 22nd, sunspot AR1302 appears ready for more. The active region has a complex “beta-gamma-delta” magnetic field that harbors energy for strong M- and X-class eruptions. Flares from AR1302 will become increasingly geoeffective as the sunspot turns toward Earth in the days ahead.

Photo Taken By: Marco Posavec

“Sunspot complex 1302 is incredibly easy to spot at sunrise or sunset,” says Posavec. “Be careful, though. Even the low-hanging sun is bright enough to damage your eyes if you look at it through optics of any kind.” Safe solar filters may be found in the SpaceWeather Store.

Source: http://www.sott.net/articles/show/235395-Strong-Solar-Activity-Present

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