The Sun Today for October 10, 2012

A composite in 131, 171 and 304 Angstrom light from SDO/AIA of an M1.0 solar flare at 5:04 UT, 10/10/12.

 

Two new active regions could bring solar activity, one numbered (AR11589) and one not yet on the solar disk. Based on recent activity M class flares are possible from both.

The region just over the limb produced an M1 flare at 5:04 UT.

A composite in 131, 171 and 304 Angstrom light from SDO/AIA of an M1.0 solar flare at 5:04 UT, 10/10/12.

Geomagnetic activity continued last night with many aurora reports. Pilot Matt Melnyk captured this beautiful aurora from the cockpit of a plane while flying 21,000 feet over Alberta, Canada.

Aurora at 21,000 feet. credit: Matt Melnyk and courtesy of spaceweather.com

2 Comments

  1. Roman F. says:

    Will we die to Nibiru?

  2. Anthony Booth says:

    From your professional opinion, solar flares that hit the earth, how much impact does it have? What does a direct hit from a flare have on the earth’s climate? My logic tells me that the sun’s contribution may not be in the steady light, yet the power would excite the atmosphere enough to cause an increased in heat. Therefore the sun is a contributor to global warming.

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