Saturday, 12 May 2012

AR11476 Geo-Effective

ar11476 by Mark Townley
ar11476, a photo by Mark Townley on Flickr.

Despite monster active region 11476 getting slightly smaller in size it is now sat squarely geo-effective with earth, meaning any solar flares it throws off are aimed straight at our planet. NASA is still forecasting a 75% chance of M class flares, however the chance of an X class flare has increased to 20%. Taken with 100mm @ f16, DMK31.