Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sun releases another powerful Solar Flare with an X-ray Flux of X2.9 - Largest flare for 2013

Via transients.info

A day later, we have yet another record breaking solar flare for 2013. Yesterday I posted the following entry, 'Sun releases a powerful Solar Flare with an X-ray Flux of X1.8 - Largest flare for 2013' which discussed that subject in question along with information on past strong solar flares.

So is this flare Earth facing? The CME occurred on the west side of the sun, which is rotating towards the Earth. if these strong solar flares continue and as the Sun rotates around and the area they are erupting from faces us, thats when we should be paying a bit more attention.

Credit to spaceweather.com

This is yesterdays X1.8 solar flare above. You can find the animation of the event for yesterday here, http://spaceweather.com/images2013/13may13/xflare_anim2.gif

Credit to spaceweather.com

The above picture shows the location of where the flaring activity started yesterday. 

By my estimation, going by this website here, http://noschese180.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/day-145-how-does-the-sun-rotate/, I expect this area of the Sun where all this activity is occuring, to be fully facing the Earth within five to seven days time. That time frame would be from the 19th of may to the 21st of May.

I am just going to leave it at that for this one. =)


  1. Sun releases another powerful Solar Flare with an X-ray Flux of X2.9

  2. We need to take more awareness about the sun.