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XX Eduard Fontserè Meteorology Meeting

Place: CosmoCaixa, Sala Àgora. Isaac Newton 26. 08022 Barcelona.

Date: 29 November de 2014


The Catalan Association of Meteorology (ACAM) organizes the XX Conference of Meteorology Eduard Fontserè. The topic to be discussed this year is: the V IPCC Report (2014).

Specialists from the following institutions are going to participate: Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences (IC3), Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC), University of Barcelona (UB), University of Lleida (UDL), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). All presentations will be included in the book of the meeting as well as the abstracts of the posters presented.


Monday, 27 October, 2014

Partial Solar Eclipse

màximOn Thursday, Oct. 23rd, the Moon will pass in front of the sun, off center, producing a partial solar eclipse visible from almost all of North America.

Greatest eclipse occurs at 21:44:31 TU with a magnitude of 0.811. At that time, the axis of the Moon's shadow will pass about 675 km above Earth's surface.

The eclipse will begin near the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Sibera,as it moves east, much of North America will be able to see a partial solar eclipse. The maximum eclipse will take place over Canada's Nunavut Territory near Prince of Wales Island.


Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

Monster Sunspot!


The biggest sunspot of the current solar cycle is turning toward Earth. This behemoth active region is 125,000 km wide, almost as big as the planet Jupiter.  A few days ago, AR2192 unleashed an X1-class solar flare. Since then the sunspot has almost doubled in size and developed an increasingly unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field. It would seem to be just a matter of time before another strong explosion occurs. 


Tuesday, 21 October, 2014


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