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08 September 2011

Solar Radio Bursts

SpaceWeather.com reports that this week's sharp increase in solar activity has turned the sun into a radio transmitter with bursts of shortwave static coming from the unstable magnetic canopy of sunspot 1283.

On Tuesday in New Mexico, amateur radio astronomer Thomas Ashcraft recorded some samples at 21 MHz that can be heard at
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2011/07sep11/puffs.mp3

Space Weather also reports that September although only one week old has already been a good month for Aurora. Read the full report and see the pictures at
http://www.spaceweather.com/

- Southgate Amateur Radio News