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Spectacular CME, active region approaching Earth

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A sunspot located just behind the sun’s eastern limb erupted during the waning hours of May 9th, hurling a spectacular coronal mass ejection into space: movie. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed hot magnetic loops towering over the edge of the sun in the aftermath of the explosion: must-see. Earth was not in the line of fire this time, but the active region is approaching the Earthside of the sun, so future blasts could be geoeffective. Stay tuned. (SpaceWeather)

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  1. Since this flair has happened we are getting unual radio signals in the Oberon area with FM radio signal fron Sydney overriding the stations from the central west & some of the lower band V digital tv signals being affected.

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