Friday, March 11, 2011

There's A Little Black Spot on the Sun Today

Okay, a big black cluster of spots, of the nastiest type.
The ones that can spawn X-class solar flares.
(this one just barely got to "X")
From Space Weather:
Daily Sun: 11 Mar 11

Sunspot 1166 has a 
"beta-gamma-delta" magnetic field 
that harbors energy for X-class flares.
Credit: SDO/HMI

Here's Mudvayne's cover of King of Pain in a video dealing with another part of the energy spectrum: