Challenging the sun throwing metal hypothesis to see if it stands up
We can test the "Great Sunspot of January 29, 1946 (size 5202MvH) = Ghost Rockets" by looking at the even larger "Great Sunspot of March 30, 1947 (size 6132MvH) = Flying Disks" (pic1).
Looking at http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/pdf/1950KodOB...5..225D
we see that no metallic prominces are mentioned for March 30 (page3). How embarrassing! Being confused I looked over the rest of the paper for large events at the latitude -24:47 (pic) ie. 24°S. I noticed that under the section Solar Flares (page8) there is a list of solar flares at 21-23°S. The dates range from Feb 7 to Apr 10. This got me wondering about the lifespan of this GS.
Heading over to the Greenwich Solar Observatory (pics) data I learn that this GS is numbered 14886 (pic2) and it is a member of the "recurrent sunspots" numbered 1439. What this means is the GS rotated around the sun multiple times. It was born around Feb 5 and died about May 11. Looking back at the solar flares at that latitude they start at Feb 7 and end Apr 10. The flares fit within the GS lifespan. Then I went back and looked at the Metallic Prominences list for that time frame. There are two metallic prominences at 25°S (Apr 6) and 27°S (Apr 30), 7 days and 31 days after the GS max.
But the metal throwing fun does not end there. Do solar flares throw metal? Books and Wikipedia focus on solar flares as being sub-atomic particles, electrons and beta particles and destroying artificial satellites, but https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1950ApJ...111..572R/abstract
and others informs us that solar flares are a laundry list of elements including Mg and Fe.
Therefore the GS of March 30, 1947 was throwing metal; (born Feb 5), Feb 7, Feb 13, Feb 17, Mar 7, Mar 12, Mar 14, Mar 15, Apr 6, Apr 9, Apr 10 & Apr 30, (dead May 11). And that's only the ones we caught.
"GS1946Jan" threw metal for about 30 days (1 solar rotation), "GS1947Mar" threw metal for about 112 days (4 solar rotations).
Some caveats, the longitude of the GS1947Mar solar flares is variable and not often associated directly with the GS location. This can be explained by the fact that sun spots and mePost too long. Click here to view the full text.