Author Archives: Mark Payne

Strong Solar Activity Continues (updated with h-alpha images from Mark Payne)

Solar activity is high. During a 24 hour period over May 13th and 14th, the sun unleashed three X-class solar flares. These are the strongest flares of the year so far, and they signal a significant increase in solar activity. The source of the flares, a large sunspot on the sun’s eastern limb, appears poised […] Continue Reading »