Solar Flare!!

By: Susie77 , 11:42 PM GMT on July 12, 2012

Share this Blog
2
+

X-FLARE! Big sunspot AR1520 unleashed an X1.4-class solar flare on July 12th at 1653 UT. Because this sunspot is directly facing Earth, everything about the blast was geoeffective. For one thing, it hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) directly toward our planet. According to a forecast track prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the CME will hit Earth on July 14th around 10:20 UT (+/- 7 hours) and could spark strong geomagnetic storms. Sky watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend.

Source: Space Weather

Reader Comments

Comments will take a few seconds to appear.

Post Your Comments

Please sign in to post comments.

or Join

Not only will you be able to leave comments on this blog, but you'll also have the ability to upload and share your photos in our Wunder Photos section.

Display: 0, 50, 100, 200 Sort: Newest First - Order Posted

Viewing: 3 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

3. Susie77
9:21 AM GMT on July 14, 2012
Airman, possibly.... yes.
Member Since: April 14, 2002 Posts: 638 Comments: 562
2. Patrap
5:43 AM GMT on July 13, 2012


Member Since: July 3, 2005 Posts: 428 Comments: 129903
1. airman45
5:41 AM GMT on July 13, 2012
Any electrical disruptions expected?
Member Since: April 2, 2007 Posts: 0 Comments: 3509

Viewing: 3 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

Top of Page

About Susie77

Sometimes I complain about the earthly weather, but mostly I like to post about astronomy and space events. Hope you enjoy the articles.

Local Weather

Scattered Clouds
61 °F
Scattered Clouds

Susie77's Recent Photos

Frozen Waterfall
Frozen Waterfall
Come Take A Walk With Me
Parks Highway in Autumn