…but not by good HF propagation!
Sunspot 1093 continues to amaze onlookers.
Earlier this week, it divided like a giant amoeba undergoing mitosis.
And “today it looks like an owl (family Tytonidae),” reports Rogerio Marcon of Campinas, Brasil. “What a beautiful configuration!”
Well it’s different I’ll give them that!
Cezar (VE3LYC) is back on the air again, this time from another very rare island group in Nunavut (Kitikmeot Region), Canada.
The East IOTA Group, NA-208 (CQ Zone 2) has only been on the air once, 15 years ago, and is on the Most Wanted List, in demand by 89% of IOTA chasers.
‘VYØX’ had very good signals on 20 & 30M yesterday and of course this came with huge pile-ups, callers desperate to get this rare one in their log. Kitikmeot Region is an administrative region of Nunavut Canada. It consists of the southern and eastern parts of Victoria Island with the adjacent part of the mainland as far as the Boothia Peninsula, together with King William Island and the southern portion of Prince of Wales Island. The regional seat is Cambridge Bay (population 1,477).
Kitikmeot is the location of the coldest recorded wind chill in Canada of −78 °C (−108.4 °F)
13/08/2010 1230, first contact on 20M CW
14/08/2010 0527, second contact on 30M CW!
On August 1st, the entire Earth-facing side of the sun erupted in a tumult of activity.
There was a C3-class solar flare, a solar tsunami, multiple filaments of magnetism lifting off the stellar surface, large-scale shaking of the solar corona, radio bursts, a coronal mass ejection and more.
The movie recorded by extreme UV cameras onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows an enormous magnetic filament breaking away from the sun.
Some of the breakaway material is now en route to Earth in the form of a coronal mass ejection (CME)