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CHANCE OF FLARES: Giant sunspot AR2192 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong explosions. NOAA forecasters estimate an 85% chance of M-class flares and a 45% chance of X-flares on Oct. 24th. If an explosion does occur, it will be geoeffective because the sunspot is directly facing Earth.
SUNSET SOLAR ECLIPSE: Yesterday, Oct. 23rd, the New Moon passed in front of the sun, producing a partial solar eclipse visible from almost all of North America. The eclipse was particularly beautiful in eastern parts of the continent where maximum coverage occurred at sunset. "Setting over Hamilton Harbour, the eclipsed sun cast a beautiful orange glow over the end of the perfect autumn day," says John Gauvreau, who sends this picture from Ontario, Canada:
"Magnificent sunspots, magnificent weather, magnificent eclipse!" he says.
Millions of sky watchers in Canada, the USA and Mexico witnessed the afternoon crescent, with coverage ranging from 12% in Florida to nearly 70% in Alaska. Browse the
Earth-effects could increase in the days ahead. AR2192 has an unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for powerful explosions, and the active region is turning toward Earth. NOAA forecasters estimate a 85% chance of M-class flares and a 45% chance of X-flares during the next 24 hours.
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CRESCENT-SHAPED SUN: The afternoon sun over North America looked a little unusual on Thursday. It was crescent shaped. James W. Young photographed the phenomenon from Wrightwood, California:
"What a beautiful eclipse," says Young. "Sunspot AR2192 made it extra special."
Millions of sky watchers in Canada, the USA and Mexico saw the Moon pass in front of the sun, covering as much as 70% of the solar disk over Alaska and as little as 12% over Florida. Browse the photo gallery for more views from the eclipse zone.
Solar activity is high. Since the week began, giant sunspot AR2192 has produced 27 C-class solar flares, 9 M-class flares, and 2 X-flares. (What do these classifications mean? Check out the
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