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NOAA forecasters estimate a 75% chance of M-class flares and a 30% chance of X-flares on Jan. 7th.
An impulsive M7.2 flare erupted on January 7 at 10:13 UTC
I'm a bit thick when it comes to CME's....but if this X flare has gone off, and I do understand the different magnitude scale and realise an X is something to be concerned about....how long, being earth directed, before it 'hits'? I was under the impression an X flare can literally take just 20 minutes or so to impact our magnetosphere.
guninly scared ....