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Author Topic: Coronal Mass ejection warning  (Read 2680 times)
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« on: March 07, 2012, 09:28:23 AM »

NOAA Bulletin from the Space Weather Prediction Center:

"2012-03-07 01:03   Strong Solar Eruption; Earth-Directed CME Likely

An R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout is now in progress, beginning about 7:00 p.m. EST today. The site of the eruption, previously active Region 1429, is now near center disk, so there’s  high-potential of an earth-directed CME (coronal mass ejection). In addition, expect the imminent beginning of a Solar Radiation Storm. Analysis now occurring on both fronts, watch here for updates."

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« Last Edit: March 07, 2012, 09:32:17 AM by AlanM » Logged
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Backache stuff!!

« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 09:55:06 AM »

Thanks for spotting that Alan. On the same subject, this:-

was quite interesting last night.


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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 10:03:43 AM »

Apparently the biggested CME for 5 years to hit the Earth between 6am and 10am this morning +/-7hours. I think it's late, as there's little activity registered at the moment, so probably a fantastic opportunity for low-lattitude Aurora this evening.
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