Good Luck Hawkeye! (10 days now since hearing from her, she usually posts every day!)

Still no news from Hawkeye after the catostrophic hurricane, Ian made landfall earlier this week in Hawkeye's vicinity: Hawkeye, if you are able to read this, know you are in our thoughts and prayers not just from me but the readers of TBW too. Take care dear lady!

Monday, 3 April 2017

Our Star wakes up and delivers six M-class solar flares in the first three days of April: Still almost 2 years since she fired off an X-class flare

A M5.7-class flares and M5.3-class flare and M4.4-class flare have shown our Sun is alive and kicking.
After the quietest period for seven years she bounces back with six M- class flares since Friday.
We have to go all the way back to 23rd of July 2016 to the last time we had a higher reading than the M5.7-class flare when the Sun registered a M7.6-class flare.
We have to go all the way back to the 5th of May 2015 to the last time the sun unleashed an X-class flare
The latest blast is shown here in a picture from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-class solar flares and a 20% chance of X-flares on April 3rd as sunspot AR2644 continues to crackle with magnetic explosions