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REVISED FORECAST!.VERY IMPORTANT NEWS=7/12/12 Photo At 3:19 PM

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Thursday July 12, 2012

Yonkers, NY (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Of AR1521,AR1520 & AR1519...X-FLARE! Big sunspot AR1520 unleashed an X1.4-class solar flare on July 12th at 1653 UT. Because the sunspot was directly facing Earth at the time of the blast, this is a geoeffective event. Stay tuned for updates about possible CMEs and radio blackouts. Solar flare alerts:

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11. Ralfo
3:11 PM GMT on July 14, 2012
UPDATE INFO & FORECAST!!!! STILL WAITING FOR THE CME: The CME launched toward Earth by the July 12th X-flare has not yet arrived. However, we are still within the forecast window set by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab. The cloud should hit at 09:17 UT plus or minus 7 hours on Saturday, July 14th. Weekend auroras are likely. Aurora alerts: text, voice.

SUNDAY MORNING SKY SHOW: Set your alarm for dawn on Sunday morning, July 15th. Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon are gathering for a bright three-way conjunction in the eastern sky before sunrise. Must-see! [video] [photos]

HOT COMET: Periodic comet 96P/Maccholz is passing by the sun today deep inside the orbit of Mercury. At closest approach, the icy visitor from the outer solar system will be less than 12 million miles (0.13 AU) from the solar surface. Coronagraphs onboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory are monitoring the encounter: As per = www.spaceweather.com
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10. Ralfo
5:24 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
REVISED FORECAST: The CME launched toward Earth by yesterday's X-flare is moving faster than originally thought. Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab have revised their forecast accordingly, advancing the cloud's expected arrival time to 09:17 UT (5:17 am EDT) on Saturday, July 14th. Weekend auroras are likely. Aurora alerts: text, voice.

X-FLARE! Big sunspot AR1520 unleashed an X1.4-class solar flare on July 12th. Because the 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 09:17 UT (+/- 7 hours) and could spark strong geomagnetic storms. As Per= www.spaceweather.com
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9. fantomnutt
5:03 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
Is there a web site we can go to to monitor this activity?
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8. Clabo
3:13 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
Holy Cats! Nice shot! And so ##SHARP##, too!
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7. ChrisAnthemum
12:55 AM GMT on July 13, 2012
So in plain English, what does this mean? Are all our computers going to go on the fritz? (They already did that for Y2K -- NOT!)
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6. emixam101
11:29 PM GMT on July 12, 2012
UPDATE! -> 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.
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5. Ralfo
11:17 PM GMT on July 12, 2012
Thank You! YES! THIS IS A VERY! VERY BIG EVENT THAT IS HAPPENING EFFECTING EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD. THIS IS OUR SUN!!! NOT SOME LITTLE FIRE. Check out for some great photo, etc> www.spaceweather.com
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4. Kennebunker
11:15 PM GMT on July 12, 2012
....all I've got is, WOW!
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3. scrilla
10:57 PM GMT on July 12, 2012
Click here to see a NASA image of the flare.
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2. Ralfo
10:16 PM GMT on July 12, 2012
The explosion also strobed Earth with a pulse of extreme UV radiation, shown here in an image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory:



The UV pulse partially ionized Earth's upper atmosphere, disturbing the normal propagation of radio signals around the planet. Monitoring stations in Norway and Ireland recorded the sudden ionospheric disturbance.

Finally, solar protons accelerated by the blast are swarming around Earth. The radiation storm, in progress, ranks "S1" on NOAA space weather scales, which means it poses no serious threat to satellites or astronauts. This could change if the storm continues to intensify. Stay tuned.Per. S.W.
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THIS IS A TRUE PHOTO LIKE ALL MY OTHER PHOTOS! I HAVE NO PHOTO SHOP. AND ONLY HAVE PICASA 3 FOR PROCESSING AND PICASA ALBUMS FOR SLIDESHOWS AND VIDEOS! PLUS FACEBOOK AND WUNDERGROUND PHOTO! FOR STILLS AND VIDEOS! PHOTOS OF NATURE AND THINGS THAT ARE WHAT THEY REALLY ARE! THIS PHOTO I CONSIDER MY LIFE TIME FAVORITE. AWARENESS, READYNESS AND TIMING IS EVERYTHING IN LIFE! RALFO.

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