Monster Sunspot Returns: Strong Solar Flares Could Be In The Offing

Monster sunspot AR2673, which unleashed two X-class solar flares earlier this month, has returned after a two-week trip around the farside of the sun. The formerly potent sunspot decayed while it was gone, and no longer appears to be a threat for strong flares.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

Region 2673 is now turning back into Earth view and as expected is heavily decayed. The chances for noteworthy solar flares will be low this time around. The formerly X-Flare producing region was reassigned AR 2682 on Sunday.

http://www.solarham.net/

Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/text/di…

Clips, images credit: NASA/SDO, STEREO Ahead & helioviewer.org

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