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Double CME targets Earth

A fast-moving CME that left the Sun on June 14th is expected to scoop up another CME already en route and deliver a double-blow to Earth's magnetic field on June 16th. Weak-to-moderate geomagnetic storms are possible when the clouds arrive.A long duration solar

June 15, 2012

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CME cloud is about to affect Venus, Earth and Mars

Sunspot 1504 poses a growing threat for Earth-directed M-class solar flares and continues to expand into a large-sized sunspot cluster. Now spans the size of at least 4 planet Earths.It erupted in southern hemisphere on June 13th at 13:19 UTC, producing a

June 14, 2012

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Minor G1 Geomagnetic storm in progress

The Bz continues to tilt south and a minor G1 Geomagnetic Storm (Kp=5) is now in progress. Be on the lookout for Aurora at very high latitudes. The Bz Component of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) is currently tipped south and this may help trigger Aurora at

June 12, 2012

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Long duration C-class event generated minor S1 radiation storm on Earth and hurled CME toward Mars

The proton levels reached S1 Minor Radiation Storm threshold today. The Solar X-Rays also detected a long duration C-Class event during the early hours of Sunday morning and this generated a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). It appears that the plasma cloud was directed

May 27, 2012

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M5.1 solar flare generated S2 solar radiation storm

A strong solar flare reaching M5.1 took place at 01:47 UTC Thursday morning. The flare was centered around Sunspot 1476 near the northwest limb. A bright CME was generated but because of the spots location, the plasma cloud will be headed mostly to the west.The

May 17, 2012

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Solar activity update for May 12: Full halo CME observed at 00:00h UTC

Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from May 11/21:00 UTC to May 12/21:00 UTC: Solar activity has been at low levels for the past 24 hours. Region 1476 (N11W18) continues to be the source region for a majority of the flares, producing nine C-class flares,

May 12, 2012

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Huge sunspot AR1476 is crackling with M-class solar flares and harbors energy for X-class solar flare

Earth is entering the line of fire as the huge sunspot 1476 rotates across the face of the sun into geoeffective position. Sunspot 1476 is crackling with M-class solar flares and its 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field harbors energy for X-class flares. NOAA/SWPC

May 10, 2012

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Solar flare reaching M1.4 and two weak Earth-directed CMEs detected around Sunspot 1476

Solar activity has been at moderate levels for the past 24 hours. Region 1476 (N11E35) is the most complex region on the visible disk, has grown to become a Fkc/beta-gamma-delta configuration, and has an area of approximately 940 Millionths. It also produced the

May 08, 2012

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M1.4 solar flare and new large sunspot group

A low-level M-Class flare reaching M1.4 just took place around Sunspot 1476 at 13:23 UTC. Solar winds flowing from coronal holes should reach Earth on May 9-10.A new and fairly large Sunspot continues to rotate into view off the northeast limb. This region has

May 05, 2012

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Sunspot 1466 released M1 solar flare

Sunspot 1466 located in the northern hemisphere, produced an M1.0 Solar Flare at 08:24 UTC Friday morning. Despite all of the Sunspots this month, this was only the second M-Class flare in April.NOAA/SWPC issued R1 Radio Blackout alert which means that satellite

April 27, 2012

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Farside blast, Southeast limb prominence, CME, Geomagnetic storming

For more than a week, solar activity has been low. Today, around 0600 UT, an active region on the farside of the sun broke the calm with a powerful eruption. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a massive cloud of plasma flying over the southwestern

April 26, 2012

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A mild (Kp=5) geomagnetic storm is underway

This is the third day in a row that geomagnetic storms have circled the poles. A mild (Kp=5) geomagnetic storm is underway. It looks like it subsiding now. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. The source of this activity is a high-speed solar wind

April 26, 2012

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Sun-diving comet and Earth directed CME

A Sun-Diving was caught on the Soho satellite feed April 23rd, shortly after the comet's death plunge a large Halo coronal mass ejection (CME) was observed and appears to have earth directed components. Impact on the earths magnetic field is expected sometime April

April 25, 2012

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Earth is passing through the wake of a CME - G2 geomagnetic storming in progress

A long-lasting Geomagnetic Storm that reached very close to the Strong G3 Level (Kp =6) took place Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Ham Radio operators were able to make numerous contacts via the Aurora on the 6 meter (50mhz) amateur radio band. This storm was

April 24, 2012

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Incoming CME - minor geomagnetic storm in progress!

A incoming CME shock swept past our planet at 03:25 UTC. A geomagnetic sudden impulse of 31 nT was detected by the Boulder, Colorado magnetometer. The ACE Spacecraft did show a solar wind increase to near 400 km/s. Minor geomagnetic activity will be possible at very

April 23, 2012

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A series of minor CME clouds are going to hit Mercury, Earth, Mars on April 22nd

On April 18th and 19th, a series of minor CMEs puffed away from the sun. Three of them are heading in our general direction. Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab have prepared an animated forecast track of the ensemble:According to the forecast, the clouds are

April 21, 2012

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Spectacular M1.7 solar flare at northeastern limb

A moderate solar flare reaching M1.7 took place at 17:45 UTC on April 16th. The eruption was centered around a returning region near the northeast limb. It was  one of the most visually-spectacular explosions in years according to SpaceWeather.com. Generated CME was

April 16, 2012

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CME activity continues, 30% chance of geomagnetic storm

Solar activity has been low and Sunspot 1450 is about to rotate onto the western limb. With Sunspot 1452 struggling to remain visible, the Earth facing side of the Sun is at risk of being spotless for the first time in over 230 days. Old Sunspot 1440 rotated onto the

April 09, 2012

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Incoming CME could spark bright auroras over Polar Circle

According to the latest WSA-Enlil Solar Wind Prediction track, the CME from Thursday may deliver a glancing blow late on April 8th. Only minor geomagnetic activity is expected as a majority of the plasma cloud will miss Earth. (Check this animation). NOAA forecasters

April 07, 2012

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A pair of CMEs on the farside

A pair of Coronal Mass Ejections are now visible in the latest STEREO Ahead COR2 images. The source of the first CME was located on the farside of the Sun. The second plasma cloud was the result of a filament liftoff near Sunspot 1450. The plasma cloud appears to be

April 06, 2012

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Possible minor CME impact

A magnetic filament connected to sunspot AR1450 erupted on April 2nd, hurling a faint CME in the direction of Earth. This CME has a northerly trajectory and is not expected to be geoeffective. However, a weak impact is expected sometime on April 4th as it can be seen

April 04, 2012

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Sunspot 1429 blasted another CME while transiting the farside of the Sun

Old Sunspot 1429 continues to be active while transiting the farside of the Sun. This morning (March 21, 2012), AR1429 produced a solar flare which resulted in a bright Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). SOHO photographed the cloud expanding at 1550 km/s (3.5 million

March 21, 2012

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M6.3 solar flare, geomagnetic storm still in progress

Sunspot 1429  just produced a strong M6.3 Solar Flare. AR 1429 is now located in the center of the visible solar disk so this solar flare and its CME is heading straight toward Earth. The Bz Component of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) is pointing south and

March 09, 2012

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Incoming CME clouds and solar storm levels - updates and explanations

Two major X-class solar flares (X5.4 and X1.3) produced direct Full halo plasma cloud which is heading toward Earth. The solar wind is expected to increase to over 800 km/s, resulting with strong geomagnetic storming on March 8th. You can see the CME forecast track on

March 07, 2012

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Massive sunspot AR1429 unleashed 2 major X-class solar flares on March 7th

Massive sunspot AR1429 has unleashed another major X-class solar flare on March 7th at 00:28 UTC. This one is the strongest yet,  ranked as X5,4. It is the second strongest solar flare  of Cycle 24 in terms of X-Ray Flux. This eruption hurled a bright CME into

March 07, 2012

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Solar activity increasing - Two more M-class solar flares after powerful X-class event

Solar activity is increasing! Massive sunspot AR1429 emerged on March 2nd and it is crackling with strong solar flares. Sunspot 1429 just produced a short duration M2.1 solar flare at 19:16 UTC, followed by an M1.8 at 19:30 UTC. These are in addition to smaller

March 06, 2012

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Long duration M2.0 solar flare peaked today producing Earth directed CME

At 10:45 UTC Sunday morning, March 4, 2012, a long duration M2.0 solar flare peaked and generated Earth directed Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). The latest blast was again centered around Sunspot 1429 located in the northeast quadrant. A 46 minute long 10cm Radio Burst,

March 04, 2012

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Weak CME impact sparks some auroras around Arctic circle

A CME hit Earth's magnetic field on Feb. 26th at 21:00 UTC. Brief outburst subsided before it reached geomagnetic storm levels. A geomagnetic sudden impulse was detected by the Boulder station at 21:41 UTC. Maximum levels of planetary Kp index was listed as 4, just

February 27, 2012

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The weak CME impact, auroras still possible

A CME hit Earth's magnetic field on Feb. 26th at ~2100 UTC. The impact was weak and does not appear set to cause a strong geomagnetic storm according to SpaceWeather. A solar wind increase to near 550 km/s was detected by the ACE Spacecraft around 20:50 UTC. A

February 27, 2012

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CME targets Earth and Mars - auroras and minor geomagnetic storming possible

The CME cloud launched from the Sun on February 24th should reach Earth today, Feb. 26th around 13:30 UTC, according to analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab. A filament of magnetism erupted at the sun's northeastern limb  on February 24th and hurled CME into

February 26, 2012

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"Canyon of Fire" on Sun

The eruption of a magnetic filament at the sun's northeastern limb split the sun's atmosphere during the early hours of February 24th, creating a "canyon of fire". The glowing walls of the canyon are formed in a process closely related to that of arcade loops, which

February 25, 2012

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Solar filament channel eruption and aurora forecast

A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is seen in the latest STEREO Ahead COR2 images on Thursday morning, and the source appears to be a filament channel eruption near region 1419 in the northwest quadrant. After a close look, the expanding cloud appears to be directed mostly

February 23, 2012

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Short geomagnetic storming and widespread auroras above upper North America

An expected solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the waning hours of Saturday, Feb. 18th producing bright auroras all the way down into several US states including Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, and Minnesota. The Bz is pointing South at times

February 19, 2012

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Crack that opened in Earth's magnetic field on Feb 15th still a puzzle to scientists

On February 10th there was filament eruption in the northern hemisphere that produced CME which traveled few days before reaching our magnetosphere on February 14. As magnetic disturbance rippled around the Arctic circle on February 14th, it opened a crack in our

February 17, 2012

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Subsiding geomagnetic storm with beautifull auroras

The expected CME impact sparked aurora lights around the Arctic Circle on Feb. 14th. The display was probably caused by a CME, launched from the sun on Feb. 10th. Solar wind poured in and fueled a G1-class geomagnetic storm (Kp index was at level 5). Our

February 15, 2012

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Coronal mass ejection to reach planet on February 14

Coronal mass ejection (CME) is seen in the latest images, as the result of a filament lifting off in the northern hemisphere. Geomagnetic field activity is expected to increase to unsettled to active levels, with high latitude minor storm intervals. It could produce

February 12, 2012

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Solar activity is picking up again

Explosion of dark magnetic filament occurs over the northeastern limb during the late hours of February 9th. Explosion generated a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) that is heading toward Venus as it seems. Fortunatelly, this CME is not Earth-directed. Sunspot

February 10, 2012

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Intensified solar activities - M1 solar flare and space directed CME

Solar activities intensified again yesterday with bright coronal mass ejection (CME) produced by M1 solar flare.  Sunspot 1410 located in the northwest quadrant produced a moderate solar flare, reaching M1.0 at 20:00 UTC Monday afternoon. The flare was about an hour

February 07, 2012

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Sunspot 1402 still active - Farside eruption

Sunspot AR1402, the source of last week's X-flare and many beautiful auroras, is on the farside of the sun now. Although we can't see it, the active region is still erupting. Bellow is the video showing coronal mass ejection flying over the sun's western limb. Click

February 01, 2012

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S2 radiation storm generated by X1.7 solar flare in progress

Sunspot 1402 located on the northwest limb, produced a major X1.7 Solar Flare at 18:37 UTC Friday afternoon. Solar activity is now expected to be very low as 1402 rotated onto the western limb and is now out of direct Earth view. All remaining current visible regions

January 28, 2012