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Incoming Earthbound CME!

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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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On Feb. 13th at 1738 UT, sunspot 1158 unleashed the strongest solar flare of the year so far, an M6.6-category blast. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded an intense flash of extreme ultraviolet radiation.

Preliminary coronagraph data from STEREO-A and SOHO agree that the explosion produced a fast but not particularly bright coronal mass ejection (CME). The cloud will likely hit Earth's magnetic field on or about Feb. 15th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.



spaceweather.com...



Not much to say really, an M6.6 blast created by a solar flare and a CME is on the way.
Should be interesting to see just how far south the Aurora's can be seen.




posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 06:05 PM
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Wonder if it makes it down South??.... Guess we have to wait and watch.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

Already posted. Sorry.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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That one seems to be referring to Sunspot 1157 which is in a totally different place on the Sun as 1158 which caused this event.
I suppose they could of got it mixed up though but they did say Northern hemisphere and only seem to be guessing, although it's hard to tell you need a password to look at the other one and to get a password you need to hand over some cash.

edit on 13-2-2011 by pazcat because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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Thanks pazcat. Important heads-up, especially given that geomagnetic disturbances can cause heart attacks and strokes (and so, presumably, other health problems too).

S&F&



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 08:23 PM
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A site for sunwatchers prop.hfradio.org...
Another one with a bit of everything, inc. a brief synopsis of sun activity, also inc. latest earth quakes, top news etc. strictlyhonest.com...



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 08:52 PM
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Might want to keep a close eye on this one folks . Its not often Spaceweather raises the chance for a X class flare above 1% .
CLASS M

30 %

30 %
CLASS X

05 %

05 %



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 08:59 PM
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Thanks Pazz, so does this affect a specific part of the world?



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