Monday, December 10th 2012, 9:28 AM EST
If ever there was a Sunspot number that I will remember it's going to be AR 1618. This was the very area on the surface of the Sun that was going to be the second November "R5", it ended up being an anti-climax to say the least, but when it did Eurupt after a delay of 5 - 6 days. The location of AR1618 was just going off to the far side of the Sun it was then called the solar flare with a "last gasp"! as per SpaceWeather.com report. The Solar Flare was NOT facing Earth at the time but there would seem to be a hole facing Earth!
I went on to try and connect the solar event with a very rare Tornado in Italy and also made the connection to the early Tropical Storm development of Typoon "Bopha" to Cat1
Today NASA have published aerial images from a Volcano in Russia that suddenly burst into life......on the 27th November, the same day as the AR 1618 Erupted on the surface of the Sun
...These astonishing aerial images captured by a NASA satellite reveal molten lava spewing from a Russian volcano that suddenly erupted after lying dormant for 36 years.
The Plosky Tolbachik volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula burst into activity on November 27, sending clouds of ash almost 10,000 feet into the air, and leading some experts to warn it could go on to unleash an eruption as powerful as that seen from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokel in 2010, which caused more than a week of air traffic disruption... River of fire: NASA satellite captures red-hot lava flowing from a volcano that has erupted in Russia after lying dormant for 36 years - DailyMail.co.uk