Emerging Sunspot Becoming Highly Active

After almost a month of dormant solar activity, sunspot group AR1598 is beginning to show signs of super activity. Although the sunspot grouping has yet to aim its sights to Earth, a Sun-Earth footprint could be possible in the near future. Lets see if the region remains active untill then. Here is the latest GOES X-Ray flux data. Each major spike in the data is attributed by AR1589 since October 21st. Notice the trend of increasing variance and magnitude wich finally crossed into the X-Ray threshold today, October 23, 2012.

A link to the video of the X class flare: http://www.spaceweather.com/images2012/23oct12/X1flare.mp4

 

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