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Massive sunspot that has DOUBLED in size in recent days could send solar storms careering toward Earth

Posted By admin On February 13, 2012 @ 9:26 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
February 13, 2012

A massive double-barrelled sunspot that has doubled in size in the past few days could now send a series of solar flares towards Earth.

Though the severity of the disruption is yet unknown, some scientists are predicting the spot could send off medium-scale solar flares.

These could cause radio blackouts and disruptions in the Earth’s polar regions.

According to SpaceWeather.com, the sunspot in active region 1416 could send out ‘beta-gamma’ magnetic energy in what is known as an M-class flare.

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