25 February 2014


26 Adar Alef 5774

Remember this? Like Looking Down the Barrel of a Loaded Gun

Well, guess what? It's back!

Quoting Spaceweather.com over the last couple of days:

Although the Earth-facing side of the sun is peppered with spots, that's not where the action is. For the past few days, most solar activity has been coming from a location hidden behind the sun's southeastern limb. It is likely old sunspot AR1967, set to return from a two-week transit around the farside of the sun. ...If AR1967 does come back, it will mark the third time the active region has crossed the visible face of the sun. The first time was in early January when it was called "AR1944." Sunspots seldom last more than two or three weeks; two or three months is remarkable. By now the returning spot is probably a decayed shell of its former self, although flares and CMEs flying over the southeastern limb hint at some remaining potency.


X-FLARE! Returning sunspot AR1967 unleashed a powerful X4.9-class solar flare on Feb. 25th at 00:49 UTC. This is the most intense flare of 2014 so far, and one of the most intense of the current solar cycle. ...The source of the eruption is long-lived sunspot AR1967, now beginning its third trip across the Earthside of the sun. This region was an active producer of flares during its previous transits, and it looks like the third time will be little different. By tradition, sunspots are renumbered each time they return, so AR1967 will soon have a new designation. (Update: The new name of this sunspot is AR1990.)


Do any of the readers find significance in these numbers???

The new (old) very potent and very powerful sunspot will be earth-directed in one week's time - the first week in Adar Bet when PM Netanyahu will be meeting with Pres Obama and when one million chareidim are supposed to demonstrate in Yerushalayim... Have I forgotten anything? In the spirit of Purim and Adar, just about anything can happen.  Look for something to turn upside down!