Jan Mikael (15 Jan 2011)
"INFO: Solar Activity Surges on the Farside of the Sun"
> Space Weather News for Jan. 14, 2011
FARSIDE SOLAR ACTIVITY: Solar activity has been low for weeks,
but a new active region on the far side of the sun appears set to break
the spell of quiet. For the past two days it has exploded
repeatedly, hurling bright coronal mass ejections into space and
sending shock waves billowing through the sun's atmosphere.
Although the region cannot be seen directly from Earth, NASA's STEREO-B
spacecraft, stationed over the sun's eastern horizon, has a great
view. Visit http://spaceweather.com for movies and updates as
this region turns toward our planet in the days ahead.