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NASA "Earth-Directed Coronal Mass Ejection From the Sun 03/15/2013"

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posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 05:30 PM
OK, first off this is my first post, sorry if the layout sucks. I was doing normal news checks while at work today and found this article from NASA.

I searched on ATS and found nothing, which was really surprising to me as I usually find out about things from this site and decided today that since i wasnt able to find it i would make my first post.

So to begin my main questions would be:

One... Did i miss something out there and this is not to be concerned over?

Two... if so can anyone find more info then "Historically, CMEs at this speed have caused mild to moderate effects at Earth." (Thanks for the info NASA..... way to be scientific about things)

Three... Why is this not being covered in any news coverage? ( I know dumb question when talking about MSM but still.... i barely found this)

P.S. Feel free to give advice on future threading.

posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 05:43 PM
The CME will be arriving within a few hours. It is of fairly high density and speed.
You can monitor the solar wind here:
Keep an eye on the upper trace. If the Bz component takes a strong south (negative) turn we could see some significant geomagnetic activity.
You can monitor that here:

As you can see we are experiencing a minor radiation storm as a result of the CME. The fast moving protons first arrive shortly after the CME occurred.

A good chance for Aurora to be viewed in North America.
edit on 3/16/2013 by Phage because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 06:06 PM
reply to post by Phage

So, could this mess with cell phones, and TV's a little,and will we see anything in the sky?

posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 06:07 PM
reply to post by Phage

Gotta admit, was totally knocked off my chair that you are the one that repsonded, I have been browsing the site for a long time so i know your name well. And now away from the wonderment.

So given your backround would this be something you would be concerned about? What effects can we expect?

posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 06:35 PM
reply to post by gunshooter

It seems to be a moderate level event.
Satellite communications (TV and the like) might get a bit wonky. GPS might lose some accuracy.

I don't think it will present problems but those in more northern locales may get a nice light show (if the sky is clear).

posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 06:36 PM
reply to post by MrAoxx

Here's the North American aurora viewing area Phage was talking about:

posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 06:44 PM
Thanks for the "All good" flag, wasnt sure what to be concerned about.

Found another site with a lot of data....

Some of the animated diagrams are interesting as well....

WSA-Enlil Solar Wind Prediction:

And of course ISWA:

posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 09:43 PM
reply to post by MrAoxx

Do you check the endless sprial from NOAA? The green dot is Earth.

posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 12:42 AM
reply to post by rockymcgilicutty

You get a star for the avatar. It really ties the room together!

Quite the display on the detection pages! Nice CME!

posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 08:08 AM

It really ties the room together!
reply to post by Atlantican

Cop:..." Well I guess we can close the file on that one."

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