Large Solar Flare Potential

The Sun's level of solar activity seems to be increasing lately.

A large sunspot AR2002 is threatening to unleash an X class flare within days.

As the reader may recall from earlier posts, solar activity seems to be connected with human behavior.  

The work of a Russian professor (Tchijevsky) in the early 20th century suggests a biophysical response.

We may see this translate into rather wild stock market volatility.

Given the tense situations in Syria, Venezuela, and Ukraine, we may see the public in a rather surly mood.

The flare can be seen in the middle of this photograph just to the left of center.

Picture courtesy of Spaceweather: