northanger (northanger) wrote,

magic in the web

SUNSPOT 798: Hyperactive sunspot 798, which unleashed nine X-class solar flares this month, including a colossal X17-flare, is breaking up. But it might not go away quietly. NOAA forecasters say there's a 20% chance of more X-flares during the next 24 hours. Approximately two days from now, sunspot 798 will rotate around the sun's western limb, disappearing from view, and the chance of Earth-directed flares from the active region will drop to zero. Right: On Sept. 17th, Didier Favre of Los Angeles, CA, was photographing sunspot 798 when a passing bird tried to steal the show. "Catch the sunspot if you can!" says Favre. {}

Othello: Tis true: there's magic in the web of it:
A sibyl, that had number'd in the world
The sun to course two hundred compasses,
In her prophetic fury sew'd the work;
The worms were hallow'd that did breed the silk;
And it was dyed in mummy which the skilful
Conserved of maidens' hearts.

Othello, act iii, scene iv

in act iii, scene ii, Othello & Iago are "walking on the works", investigating the fortification.


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