for July 4, 2009
The sun is putting on its own 4th of July fireworks show. A new sunspot is rapidly emerging in the sun's southern hemisphere and it is crackling with B-class . The magnetic polarity of sunspot 1024 identifies it as a member of new 24. It appears to be the best offering yet of the young solar cycle. Check http://spaceweather.com for images and updates.
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Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society