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Solar Flare!!

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

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


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3. Susie77
9:21 AM GMT on July 14, 2012
Airman, possibly.... yes.
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2. Patrap
5:43 AM GMT on July 13, 2012


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1. airman45
5:41 AM GMT on July 13, 2012
Any electrical disruptions expected?
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