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ISS Transits the Sun.

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough

Taken from Spaceweather.com website.

With sunspot AR1618 in decay, solar activity was very low on Nov. 24th. The only break in the monotony was provided by a 500 ton winged spacecraft:

The International Space Station passed directly in front of the sun over Entre Rios, Argentina, where Leonardo Julio photographed the split-second flyby. "I traveled 250 km to be in the path of the transit," he says. "It occurred just as predicted by CalSky."

The sunspot near the bottom of Julio's picture is AR1618. Although the sunspot is in decay, its magnetic field still harbors energy for strong eruptions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% chance of M-class flares and a 5% chance of X-flares during the next 24 hours.

LATEST NEWS; The NOAA have now downgraded the geomagnetic storm expected on November 25th as the CME that was expected to hit earth is taking longer than expected to arrive. Hopefully the higher bands will be open for most of the day with some juicy DX to be worked on them in the CQWW CW contest.