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I look on solarcycle24.com. I see a high latitude sunspot number 992.

spot992-arrow.GIF

I think “hurrah! SC24 has finally shown itself”. I check the magnetogram.

magneto-992-closeup.GIF

The black arrow points to sunspot 992 – and its an SC23 spot! Its the same polarity as the SC23 magnetic signatures further south.

The red arrow points to the reversed polarity SC24 phage left by the tiny SC24 spot left a week ago.

Fool me.

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Written by John A

April 23, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Posted in News and Views

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