News archive: Archive 2014
Aalto University Metsähovi Radio Observatory measures the strongest Solar event so far in the current Solar cycle
11.06.2014 On June 10, 2014, Aalto University Metsähovi Radio Observatory measured the strongest burst so far in the current Solar cycle in an active region, a Sunspot, called AR12087. Its strength was classified as X2.2 and it was proceeded with another strong burst with a strength of X1.5. The type X bursts are the strongest of all Solar bursts. The time of occurrence of the two events were 11:36-11:42 UT and 12:36-12:52 UT. It is highly atypical that such strong bursts follow each other within a short time period as this.
01.08.2014 Doctor Hovatta is joining the Metsähovi team to continue her research on polarization and magnetic fields of active galactic nuclei.
27.10.2014 A video made of Metsähovi solar maps reveals the largest sun spot in 24 years.