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and training new professionals and to disseminate and communicate
to society
 in:

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

  • Meteorology and Geophysics

Monster Sunspot!

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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. 

Data: 

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014

Lunar Eclipse, 8 October

A Total Lunar Eclipse eclipse took place on 8 October at 10:54 TU

The Eclipse wasn't visible from Catalonia, and was best seen from the Pacific Ocean and bordering regions.The eclipse occurs at the Moon's descending node in southern Pisces, two days after perigee (October 06 at 09:41 UT). This means that the Moon will appear 5.3% larger than it did during the April 15 eclipse (32.7 vs. 31.3 arc-minutes)

 

Spaceweather Image Gallery

Image by Morris Maduro, California

Data: 

Thursday, 9 October, 2014

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