The ‘486’ sunspot system has been hammeringus with all these exciting flasres and Coronal Mass Ejections lately, and it’s made for some good news. But now, it’s disappearing around the western limb of the sun.
So the question is, will we see this sunspot system again? The sun’s rotational period ought to bring that part of the surface back into view in about 13 days. Will the disturbance stay active that long? How long do sunspots normally survive, and do we ever see the same ones come around on successive rotations?
The reason I ask is because heavy cloud cover kept me from seeing the auroras that appeared last week. I was hoping for a second chance.