Honolulu Exopolitics Examiner
Sunspot 1024 with solar flares on July 4. Photo: David Tyler
The sun has decided to join in the July 4 U.S. Independence Day celebrations with its own display of solar fireworks. A Sunspot Alert has just been issued which supports a crop circle prediction that Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) will hit the Earth on July 7, 2009. The Alert is for Sunspot 1024 which suddenly appeared on July 3 and 4. According to the Alert issued by SpaceWeather.com, Sunspot 1024 has “a dozen individual dark cores and it is crackling with B-class solar flares.” It typically takes CMEs, traveling at around a million miles per hour, three to four days to reach the Earth. So if Sunspot 1024 does generate CMEs towards the Earth, they would arrive right on the predicted date of July 7.