NEWS Transcript: February 11, 2014

It's all eyes on 11974, which is now the most active sunspot on the coronal disk. checking the X-ray flux graph, we've had more solar flaring over the last 24 hours, than over the last 3 days. One M-Class flare happened right after midnight and the other at the top of the noon. NASA has 11974 as the most active sunspot group right now. We see the flare probabilities chart and it has it, as I suspected, as the best possible M-Class Flare candidate. However, because this spot has been gaining strength, I also suspect that X-Class flare probability numbers will start climbing soon. Just look at the change it underwent, as it strengthened this much in just three hours. 11-976 also looks good as it rotates into view, the probability numbers also look good but it's still not in earth facing position but because of the recent inactivity I can't help but get excited. Looking at ENLIL solar wind forecast model, the ejecta from last night's flare is forecast to start arriving on what looks like February 14th and it seems we wont be taking the brunt force of the impact either. None of the other sunspots look a threat however I do see a number of fairly dense looking filaments. Will have to watch for those possibly erupting, as some of them are earth facing. Current solar wind speed is normal at 400kms but did hit 600 overnight. The planetary KP index, which measures geomagnetic instability, is reading normal after last night's double level 4 bars.

It's all eyes on sunspot 11974, which is now the most active sunspot on the coronal disk. Let's recap the solar activity during this so-called "Solar Shutdown". Look at the last 24 hours on our star and get up to date on possible CME's, solar flares and geomagnetic storms. Plus other news and discoveries from around our universe.

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