Staring down the barrel
I will feel a little bit more comfortable in a few days.
CHANCE OF FLARES, EARTH-DIRECTED:
NOAA forecasters estimate a 75% chance of M-class solar flares and a 20% chance of X-flares during the next 24 hours. Any eruptions are likely to be geoeffective because the source, sunspot AR1476, is directly facing our planet.
Just like a venomous snake -- gorgeous but deadly. I had written about AR1476 a few days ago here
. It is now staring at us point blank -- I love auroras but another Carrington
would really cramp my style...
Here is a realtime chart of the last three days from the GOES satellite:
As famed Seattle Restaurateur Ivar Haglund
would say: Keep Clam
More on Ivar here
Posted by DaveH at May 11, 2012 7:36 PM