Celestial Space Weather/Sun Spot

Publius

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Up date; We have racked up 28 days without any Sunspots thats four weeks of zero Sunspot activity. Also reminder this year is a leap year so we have an extra day added to the month of February.
 

Publius

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We are still under going a stretch of blank Spotless Sun and have now reached 31 days in a row of no Sunspots thats a full month any way you look at it. I will keep everyone up to date when it either go's another week blank or a Sunspot shows up. Right now we have a total of 47 days without Sunspots and are now at 73% of the year without Sunspots and we are only 64 days into the year 2020 with only 17 days with Sunspots.
 

TxGal

Day by day
Thank you, Publius! We've just gotten our power back on after being without all day due to strong storms (crazy wind) moving in. I always look forward to these reports you post.
 

Publius

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We have a new Sunspot today and this puts us at 68 days into the year 2020 and 18 days with Sunspots and 50 days without Sunspots. We are at 74% of the year without Sunspots. This new Sunspot may take cose to a week to pass thats if it does not fade away first.
 

Publius

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Well that Sunspot I reported showing up on Sunday has faded away and we're back on to a blank Sun once again. That Sunspot Lowered the percentage of days of no Sunspots from 74% to 72%. We are now at 51 days of no Sunspots and racking up the spotless days. So far this year we only have 20 days with Sunspots.
 

Publius

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Ok; for many not keeping track of things we have a new comet named Atlas and it can be seen in the northern sky a little north between the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper.

Now we have also we gone another two weeks of no Sunspots and only little less than three months into the year 2020 we had a blank Sun 76%-3/4 of the time.
 

Slydersan

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Thanks Publius for keeping up on this. I try to visit spaceweather.com every day. But I always seem to hit a stretch where I miss some days. Glad to know someone is keeping tabs on stuff.
 

Publius

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The score up to now!
We had a small Sunspot show up and it failed away after a few days.
So we are now 98 days into the year 2020.
We now have 73 days of no Sunspots.
Up to now we've only had 25 days with Sunspots and we are at 74% of the year so far without Sunspots.
 

PanBear

Veteran Member
Hubble eyes a multiring galaxy



Thursday, April 16, 2020: The Hubble Space Telescope has captured this new view of a peculiar spiral galaxy with rings within its winding galactic arms. Known as NGC 2273, this galaxy is officially designated as a barred spiral, meaning that it has a central bar of stars and pinwheeling arms. But this galaxy also has several ring structures within its spiral arms. NGC 2273 hosts one inner ring along with two outer "pseudorings." Astronomers believe these rings were created by spiral arms appearing to wind up tightly into a closed loop. — Hanneke Weitering
 

PanBear

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PanBear

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Publius

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As of yesterday we have reached another 14 days of no Sunspots (two weeks) so it's now a current stretch of 15 days and still going.
We are 111 days into the year 2020.
We now have a total of 85 Spotless days.
up to now we only had 26 days with Sunspots.
Being we're 111 days into the year we are at 77% of the year so far with no Sunspots.
 

PanBear

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#Starlink satellites over Leipzig, Germany. 20.02.2020. Camera NightCap and iPhone.

Dr. Manuela Rossol @astromonocyte
 

PanBear

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#SpaceX teams are now targeting NET 04/22/2020 at 03:37PM EST (12:37PM PST)
for the 6th (technically 7th) launch of 60 #Starlink satellites.
The fairing supporting this mission previously flew on the AMOS17
mission and marks the 4th flight for B1051. #Falcon9

 

PanBear

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@elonmusk Quick question, how hard will it be to navigate past Starlink satellites for other interstellar missions when so many of them will be in orbit? #starlink #aboveandbeyond #SpaceX

Citizens Rising @Citizensrising1
 

PanBear

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This SUNday, see the Sun like never before. These images from a NASA sounding rocket provide the highest-resolution views ever captured of the Sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona, revealing fine strands of million-degree solar material.

Rocket-Borne Telescope Detects Super-Fine Strands on the Sun
April 16, 2020


The Hi-C telescope zoomed in on Active Region 12712, capturing fine threads of solar material.
Credits: NASA/University of Central Lancashire

New images from a NASA sounding rocket provide the highest-resolution views ever captured of the Sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona, revealing fine strands of million-degree solar material.

The images show loops as thin as 125 miles across in areas that appear dim and fuzzy in other Sun-watching telescopes. It’s the first direct observation of the strands thought to combine and make up larger loops on the Sun. They also provide visual evidence that the staggeringly hot material that fills the Sun’s corona — which is some 300 times hotter than its surface — has definite structure on fine scales, rather than being a homogenous soup of particles.

The images were captured by NASA’s High-Resolution Coronal Imager, or Hi-C mission. Hi-C is a solar telescope mounted on a sounding rocket, a sub-orbital rocket that makes brief flights into space before falling back to Earth. Hi-C captured these images on its third flight from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on May 29, 2018. The Hi-C mission is led by principal investigator Amy Winebarger of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The images were published in the Astrophysical Journal on April 7, 2020.

By Miles Hatfield
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

 

PanBear

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SWPC forecasters use their synoptic maps to view the various characteristics of solar surface at a locked-in time, on a daily basis. They create a snapshot of the features of the Sun each day by drawing the various phenomena they see, including active regions, coronal holes, neutral lines (boundary between magnetic polarities), plages and filaments and prominences. This map is a valuable tool for assessing the conditions on the sun and making the appropriate forecast for those conditions.
https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/solar-synoptic-map

Solar Synoptic Map

blacked out areas = North/South polar coronal holes
 

Publius

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We just went 20 days without Sunspots, one day short of three weeks before a new Sunspot showed up.
This Sunspot is of the new Solar Cycle and the predictions of this year will be worse than last year with even less Sunspots and as of now it looks like it will be.

So we are now 118 days into the year 2020.
We've have up to now 90 days without Sunspots.
So far this year we're had only 28 days with Sunspots.
Right now with it being 118 days into the year we're at 76% of the year without Sunspots.
 

packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.
Ever since ‘Oumuamua showed up in our solar system in 2017, astronomers have struggled to explain its origin, suggesting that it might be a wayward asteroid, a comet or even an alien spacecraft.

‘Oumuamua might be a shard of a broken planet
Simulations led to this new origin story for the first known visitor to our solar system


View: https://twitter.com/ScienceNews/status/1251485630980411393

I think it's a derelict space ship with covered in space gunk sorta like a sunken ship out at sea being covered in barnacles and coral.
 

Publius

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We just went 20 days without Sunspots, one day short of three weeks before a new Sunspot showed up.
This Sunspot is of the new Solar Cycle and the predictions of this year will be worse than last year with even less Sunspots and as of now it looks like it will be.

So we are now 118 days into the year 2020.
We've have up to now 90 days without Sunspots.
So far this year we're had only 28 days with Sunspots.
Right now with it being 118 days into the year we're at 76% of the year without Sunspots.

Today we have another small Sunspot joining the other and this newer Sunspot has a reversed magnetic polarity showing it belongs to the older solar cycle 24 while the first one I reported is the new solar cycle 25. Not sure if we will feel any extra heat output from this in the next few days or not.
 

Publius

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For the first time in a very long time we have three Sunspots at the same time though they are small in size.
This will add to the overall number of actual Sunspots for the year.
 

Publius

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Ok; the three Sunspots I reported yesterday have vanished and back to a blank Sun once again.

So it's May 2, and we're at 121 days into the year 2020.
With this new stretch of blank Sun we are at 91 days of no Sunspots.
Up to now we've only had 30 days with Sunspots and 74% of the year without Sunspots.
 
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Publius

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Ok; We have reached another three weeks of no Sunspots. Also we have gone 78% of the year so far without Sunspots.

Its May 23 We are now 143 days into the year 2020.
We now have 112 days of no Sunspots.
We've only had so far this year 31 days with Sunspots.
 

LucyT

Senior Member
Fri, May 29 at 1:45 PM

Space Weather News for May 29, 2020
https://spaceweather.com
https://www.spaceweatheralerts.com

THE SUN IS FLARING AGAIN: Today, the sun produced its strongest solar flare in nearly 3 years. The M-class explosion came from a new-cycle sunspot hidden just behind the sun's northeastern limb. This weekend, the blast site will turn to face Earth, so future flares, if they continue, could become geoeffective. Visit Spaceweather.com for updates.
 

Publius

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Ok; There is talk of a sunspot that may show up tomorrow and said if it does show up it's of the newer solar cycle 24.

As of right now were are in a four week stretch of blank Sun.
We have racked up 151 calendar days into the year 2020.
We have 119 days of blank Sun.
Up to now we've only had 31 days with Sunspots.
We are at 79% of the year without Sunspots.
 

Publius

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Up Date: We have much calmer about solar flare's and really not much to worry about. Also We have a new Sunspot today, First Sunspot in 30 day stretch of blank Sun.

As of now we are 152 days into the year 2020.
Racked up 121 days of no Sunspots.
We have so far counting todays new Sunspot 32 days with Sunspots.
At this time we are at 79% of the year without Sunspots.
 

Publius

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Yesterdays New Sunspot has faded away and replaced with another emerging Sunspot. The game is afoot and I will update as things change.
 

packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.
There's a sunspot, repeat there's a sunspot!!!

Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA,
Space Weather Prediction Center
UPDATED 2020 June 15 0030 UTC

.24 hr Summary...
Solar activity was very low. Region 2765 (S25W73, Hsx/alpha) was stable
and quiet. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.

.Forecast...
Solar activity is expected to be very low on 15-17 Jun.
 

Publius

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The latest Sunspot that many were making a big deal about is now gone and we are back to a blank spotless Sun.

So we are 168 days into the year 2020.
As of now we have a total of 123 days of no Sunspots.
We have up to now only 45 days with Sunspots.
Because of the resent Sunspot we have gone from 79% of the year without Sunspots to 73% with no Sunspots.

Not sure how everyone else is doing weather wise but at my location we are getting some hot weather but for the most part the weather is much cooler the normal.
 

Publius

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Update: We have a new Sunspot forming on the viewable lower right hand side on the Sun and should rotate out view in a day or two and back to a blank Sun again.

The score is now at!

WE are now 180 days into the year 2020.
134 days without Sunspots.
46 days with Sunspots.
We are now at 74% of the Year without Sunspots.

With 365 days to the year JULY, 1 is the halfway point in the calendar year.
 
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