Solar Activity

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  1. Toroid

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    Two powerful X class solar flares happened today 09/06/17. The first was an X2.2 and the second was one of the largest in a decade at X9.3.
    Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Strongest in a Decade

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d9YdXQX3z8
     
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    Auroras seen as far south as Arkansas from the sun's flare.
    Stunning Northern Lights illuminate northern skies | Daily Mail Online
     
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    Nice, the South doesn't get to see that very often...
     
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    What night were the lights?
     
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  8. nivek

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    Friday morning the 8th, possibly even some Thursday night...
     
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    Oh well...guess I missed it. I've always wanted to see them again.
     
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    There's been no sunspots for 133 days.
    Earth's "Big Freeze" Looms As Sun Remains Devoid Of Sunspots For Most Of 2018

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay__uFDO_O0
     
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    Residents in the northern US could see auroras due to solar activity.
    Earth is about to struck by a solar storm which will produce auroras above North America
     
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    Neither would I, it would be a refreshing change actually...

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