Thursday, July 23, 2009

Solar cycle update

There is a growing solar plage at approximately S16W11. It has the latitude of a solar cycle 23 magnetic disturbance and could begin producing sunspots during the next 48 hour period. If it were to produce sunspots we could be looking at a further extension of already record long solar cycle 23.

Or it could turn out to be a lower than normal latitude solar cycle 24 sunspot group. Stay tuned.
73 & GUD DX,
Thomas F. Giella, NZ4O
Lakeland, FL, USA
eList Owner/Moderator