Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tonight's Sky for April 14: The Active Sun

Sunspot AR2321 has twisted magnetic fields that NOAA say can produce a X-class flare and/or a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space. Either one of these events can produce aurora, also known as the Northern Lights. Needless to say, be alert for aurora in the coming nights, especially if you live in high Northern latitudes and, if that were not enough, more sunspots are coming around the solar limb and onto the EArth-facing side of the Sun.

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