Subj: Interesting geometry of current flares

Date: 1/13/03 9:54:50 PM Pacific Standard Time

Kent: Take a look at the attached images. Image TTH_1919_eit_304 Notice that the flares are exactly 180 degrees apart. One is coming into view from the West (left) Limb. The other is leaving view from the East Limb (right). The Left Flare is the exactly the same number of degrees North of the Solar Equator as the Right Flare is South of the Solar Equator.

Are we seeing a symetric single event, the two flares being polar to each other?

Is the a result of a solar global magnetic event?


Date: 1/14/03 9:11:37 AM Pacific Standard Time

Dear Kent, Here's a very curious statement I found at

What's Up in Space -- 14 Jan 2003

SOLAR ACTIVITY: The orbiting Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spotted this explosive plume rising above the Sun's northeastern limb at 1319 UT on Jan. 13th. How big was it? The blue dot represents the size of Earth. The blast was not Earth-directed, however. Whatever caused the explosion remains hidden behind the Sun's limb, although the source might rotate into view during the days ahead.

A new region rotated into view at the northeast limb before noon on January 13. Quite a bit of activity has been observed at the northeast limb but I'm not yet sure if this activity has its origin in the trailing spots of this region or if there is another region about to rotate into view.