Tag Archives: Sunspots

Massive sunspots appear, solar flares could follow

(Source: Christian Science Monitor) A colossal sunspot on the surface of the sun is large enough to swallow six Earths whole, and could trigger solar flares this week, NASA scientists say. The giant sunspot was captured on camera by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory as … Continue reading

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Video: Listening to sunspots on your shortwave radio

Digital Journal  reported that last weekend’s Sunspot 1302 was so strong that it had been detected via shortwave radio.  The following video marries the shortwave audio with images from the sunspot: A little shortwave radio astronomy courtesy of the Solar … Continue reading

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Scientists predict sun may ‘hibernate’

News sources are publishing information regarding new scientific research which puts our sunspot cycle into question. How does this affect the average shortwave listener? Periods of high sunspot numbers generally produce excellent DX conditions. In other words, with modest equipment, … Continue reading

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