Moderately strong M1.4 solar flare erupts, CME produced

Moderately strong M1.4 solar flare erupts, CME produced

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.4 erupted at 08:44 UTC on February 12, 2022, from a region near Active Region 2939, located just beyond the west limb. A Type II radio emission with an estimated velocity of 642 km/s was associated with the event. Type II…

40 SpaceX Starlink satellites lost after geomagnetic storm hits Earth

40 SpaceX Starlink satellites lost after geomagnetic storm hits Earth

A geomagnetic storm affecting Earth on Friday, February 4, 2022, significantly impacted 40 of 49 SpaceX Starlink satellites launched to low Earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on February 3. Preliminary analysis shows up…

G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm watch in effect

G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm watch in effect

A G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for February 2, 2022, after a long-duration M1.1 solar flare produced an asymmetric, full-halo coronal mass ejection (CME) at 23:32 UTC on January 29. The CME is expected to reach Earth late February 1 or early…

Strong M5.5 solar flare erupts from Region 2929

Strong M5.5 solar flare erupts from Region 2929

A strong solar flare measuring M5.5 at its peak erupted from Active Region 2929 at 06:01 UTC on January 20, 2022. The event started at 05:41 and ended at 06:12 UTC. A Type II Radio Emission with an estimated velocity of 329 km/s was detected at 05:57 UTC. Type II…

CH HSS sparks G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm

CH HSS sparks G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm

Our planet entered a stream of fast-moving solar wind on January 18, 2022, sparking G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm. A slightly enhanced solar wind environment is anticipated today as CH HSS effects taper, followed by a minor enhancement due to glancing blow effects…

Solar Cycle 25 outrunning the official forecast

Solar Cycle 25 outrunning the official forecast

New sunspot counts from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirm that Solar Cycle 25 sunspot numbers have now exceeded predictions for 15 straight months. Consequently, the geomagnetic activity is ramping up while cosmic rays reaching Earth are…

CME produced by filament eruption expected to reach Earth on November 27

CME produced by filament eruption expected to reach Earth on November 27

An approximate 10-degree filament eruption, centered near S36E33, was observed in GONG H-alpha imagery beginning at 09:58 UTC on November 24, 2021. An associated coronal mass ejection (CME) was observed in SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery beginning at 14:12 UTC on November 24…

Long-duration M2.0 solar flare erupts on the NW side of the Sun

Long-duration M2.0 solar flare erupts on the NW side of the Sun

A long-duration solar flare measuring M2.0 erupted from AR 2891, currently located on the Sun's northwestern limb. The event started at 15:47, peaked at 17:02 and ended at 17:37 UTC. The location of this region does not favor Earth-directed CMEs. However, a…