Magnetic fields above sunspot 1261 erupted this morning at 0648 UT, producing an M1-class solar flare. The blast also hurled a bright coronal mass ejection toward Earth. This movie from the STEREO-Ahead spacecraft shows the cloud racing away from the sun at almost 900 km/s. Geomagnetic storms are possible when the CME reaches Earth on or about August 5th. Stay tuned for updates. (SpaceWeather)
A long duration M1.4 Solar Flare took place around Sunspot 1261 at 06:19 UTC early Tuesday and also blasted a Coronal Mass Ejection (CMEs) into space. When watching the videos on the STEREO website, it appears it may also be earth directed. As of 09:00 UTC the Proton levels appeared to have risin somewhat to minor levels. A small radio blackout did occur as well.
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