9:30 p.m. update: The Space Weather Prediction Center is now saying the most likely scenario is just a glancing blow (G1 minor levels) from the solar
storm around 8 a.m on June 9 lasting 24 hours. However, it does still indicate a small (25-30%) chance of a major-severe geomagnetic storm. Note: the
state of the art is such that we’ll not know for sure until just 10-12 minutes whether the event will definitely occur - about comparable to the
warning time for tornadoes, but the effects if any could be felt worldwide from mid-to-high latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere.
From 5:00 p.m.: The sun unleashed a massive solar storm today in a spectacular eruption that some have called the most impressive yet observed by the
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The video shown below is dramatic.
The eruption occurs about eight seconds into the video on the bottom right portion of the screen.
That was massive!!!, We will have to wait and see what effects the earth experiences. Someone correct me if I am wrong but I don't think it is a
"direct" hit. Since it exploded out of the bottom right corner.
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June 7, 2011 2130 UTC - Now with the benefit of more information and model input, the prediction for Geomagnetic Storm activity has been revised. The
models have the trajectory of the CME to pass Earth with just a glancing blow, now expected to occur around 1200 UTC on June 9. Expect primarily G1
(minor) NOAA Scale levels then, and for the storm to persist for 24 hours. The intensity of the Solar Radiation Storm is expected to be little
affected by the passage of the CME-driven shock.
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