Near X-class solar flare and geomagnetic storm – M9.3

Near X-class solar flare and geomagnetic storm – M9.3

Near X-class solar flare reaching M9.3 erupted from departing Sunspot 1996 on March 12, 2013 at 22:34 UTC.

This decaying sunspot is located near eastern limb and generated CME was not geoeffective, however, it produced a R2 (Moderate) Solar Flare Radio Blackout

Geomagnetic storming in progress, M3.0 solar flare from western limb

Geomagnetic storming in progress, M3.0 solar flare from western limb

As forecasted yesterday Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field around 03:00 UTC today. That's a second CME impact within 24 hours, and another round of auroras. 

SWPC issued Geomagnetic K-index of 6 (G2 – Moderate) alert at 05:28

Unexpected geomagnetic storming underway, reaching G2 (moderate) levels

Unexpected geomagnetic storming underway, reaching G2 (moderate) levels

Earth is currently under the influence of a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) and G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storming has been observed. According to SWPC, this is likely the result of what was expected to be a near miss from an event originally observed on

Multiple CMEs observed from central region on the Sun

Multiple CMEs observed from central region on the Sun

Solar activity was at moderate levels in last 24 hours (12:30 UTC). Region 1974 (S13W05, Fsc/beta-gamma-delta) continued to exhibit growth and separation in the intermediate spots, and was responsible for the majority of the flare activity throughout the

Geomagnetic storming sparked by coronal hole high speed stream in progress

Geomagnetic storming sparked by coronal hole high speed stream in progress

Earth is now under the influence of a stronger than expected coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storming has been observed and continued low-level storming is possible over the next 24 hours as Earth remains under the influence of

Unsettled geomagnetic conditions expected as solar activity picks up

Unsettled geomagnetic conditions expected as solar activity picks up

From the start of October, Sun erupted 28 M-class and 3 X-class solar flares, sending the material into the space.

Solar activity is still raising with major X1.0 flare on October 28, 2013 and four moderate M-class flares. While our geomagnetic field is

Sunday's CME sparked moderate (G2) geomagnetic storming

Sunday's CME sparked moderate (G2) geomagnetic storming

A G2 geomagnetic storm is now in progress following CME impact on Earth's magnetic field early on October 2, 2013. The ACE spacecraft detected a solar wind increase to above 600 km/s and the Bz component (IMF) initially tipped sharply south to -19nT.