Articles tagged "solar activity"

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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...

November 25, 2021

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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...

November 09, 2021

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Series of CMEs impact Earth, sparking G3 - Strong geomagnetic storming

A coronal mass ejection (CME) produced by the long-duration M1.7 solar flare1 at 03:01 UTC on November 2, 2021, reached Earth at 19:57 UTC on November 3, sparking G3 - Strong geomagnetic storming. The CME overtook and merged with at least one, possibly two or more,...

November 04, 2021

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Series of CMEs expected to impact Earth, G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm watch in effect

A series of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) produced by Regions 2887 and 2891 over the past couple of days will likely impact Earth by late November 3 to early November 4, causing additional enhancements to the solar wind environment already enhanced due to coronal...

November 03, 2021

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Long-duration M1.7 solar flare erupts from geoeffective AR 2981, CME impact expected

A long-duration M1.7 solar flare erupted from geoeffective Active Region 2981 at 03:01 UTC on November 2, 2021. The event started at 01:20 and ended at 03:50 UTC. The event was associated with a 10cm Radio Burst (tenflare) peaking at 110 sfu at 02:36 UTC. A 10cm...

November 02, 2021

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Moderately strong M1.5 solar flare erupts from AR 2887

A moderately strong M1.5 solar flare erupted from AR 2887 at 01:45 UTC on November 1, 2021. The event started at 00:57 and ended at 02:10 UTC. It was associated with a Type II Radio Emission at 01:29 UTC with an estimated velocity of 626 km/s. Type II emissions...

November 01, 2021

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G3 - Strong geomagnetic storm watch in effect for October 30 after major X1.0 solar flare

Solar activity reached high levels on October 28, 2021, with a pair of M-class flares from geoeffective AR 2887 at 07:40 and 10:28 UTC, followed by a major X1.0 flare at 15:35 UTC which generated an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME). As a result, a G3 -...

October 29, 2021

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Major, long-duration X1.0 solar flare erupts from AR 2887, Earth-directed CME produced

A major, long-duration solar flare measuring X1.0 at its peak erupted from geoeffective Active Region 2887 at 15:35 UTC on October 28, 2021. The event started at 15:17 and ended at 15:48 UTC. The event was associated with a Type II Radio Emission with an estimated...

October 28, 2021

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CME impacts Earth, sparks G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm

Coronal mass ejection (CME) produced by M1.6 solar flare at 06:40 UTC on October 9, 2021, reached DSCOVR spacecraft at 01:48 UTC and Earth at 02:30 UTC on October 12, 2021. The impact sparked a G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm. In 24 hours to 00:30 UTC on October 12,...

October 12, 2021

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Partial, asymmetric halo CME expected to reach Earth late September 30 or early October 1

A partial, asymmetric halo coronal mass ejection (CME) was produced by C1.6 solar flare from Region 2871 at 06:34 UTC on September 28, 2021. Another, relatively weak CME was produced by the same region at 12:00 UTC on September 27, with glancing influence possible....

September 29, 2021

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Moderately strong M2.8 and M1.8 solar flares erupt from AR 2871

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M2.8 at its peak erupted from Active Region 2871 at 04:42 UTC on September 23, 2021. The event started at 04:35 and ended at 04:50 UTC. The flare was associated with a Type II Radio Emission at 04:44 UTC with an estimated...

September 23, 2021

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G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm watch in effect

A G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for September 1 and a G2 - Moderate for September 2, 2021. The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled conditions on August 31 due to the delayed anticipated passage of the August 26th coronal mass...

August 31, 2021

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Moderately strong M4.7 solar flare erupts from geoeffective AR 2860

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M4.7 at its peak erupted from geoeffective Active Region 2860 at 06:15 UTC on August 28, 2021. The event started at 05:39 and ended at 06:23 UTC. The flare event follows increased solar activity with numerous c-class flares...

August 28, 2021

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Glancing blow CME possible on July 23, G1 Geomagnetic Storm Watch

A glancing blow CME from the July 20 eruption could bring a chance for G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm condition on July 23, 2021. As a result, a G1 Geomagnetic Storm Watch is in effect. A ~4-degree solar filament centered at approximately N25E65 erupted from the...

July 22, 2021

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The Sun sends us a wake-up call

Two powerful solar events erupted from the Sun over the past couple of days. While they both missed Earth, 'we are very lucky they did,' Ben Davidson of the Suspicious Observers said in the video. The solar maximum is building now, and Earth's magnetic...

July 19, 2021

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Major farside solar activity - July 15 - 17, 2021

Major solar activity is taking place on the 'farside' of the Sun with a number of large-scale coronal mass ejections (CMEs) from July 15 through 17. This should continue in the coming week. Video courtesy: SolarWatcher Featured image courtesy: STEREO-A...

July 19, 2021

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Major X1.5 solar flare erupts -- the first X-class flare of Solar Cycle 25

A major solar flare measuring X1.5 at its peak erupted on the Sun's NW limb -- most likely from the newly-formed Active Region 2838 -- on July 3, 2021, producing R3 - Strong radio blackout. The event started at 14:18, peaked at 14:29, and ended at 14:34 UTC....

July 03, 2021

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Moderately strong M2.7 solar flare erupts from Region 2838

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M2.7 at its peak erupted from the newly-formed Active Region 2838 on July 3, 2021. The event started at 07:04 UTC, peaked at 07:17, and ended at 07:22. The position of this region does not favor Earth-directed coronal mass...

July 03, 2021

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Modest CME glancing blow from May 28 long-duration solar flare

A small part of coronal mass ejection (CME) produced by a long-duration C-class solar flare on May 28 hit Earth on June 2, 2021, barely disturbing Earth's magnetic field. Solar wind parameters are likely to become slightly enhanced due to the influence of a...

June 03, 2021

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Long-duration C9.4 solar flare erupts from AR 2824, generating fast CME and S1 - Minor solar radiation storm

A long-duration C9.4 solar flare erupted from Active Region 2824 at 23:13 UTC on May 28, 2021, producing a strong coronal mass ejection (CME) and S1 - Minor proton radiation storm. The flare event was associated with Type II Radio Emission with an estimated velocity...

May 29, 2021

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Multiple Earth-directed CMEs produced over the weekend

Solar activity has increased from low to moderate levels on Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23, 2021, with a series of C- and M-class solar flares produced by Active Region 2824. Multiple CMEs were produced during this period, with several having Earth-directed...

May 24, 2021

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Moderately strong M1.1 solar flare erupts from Region 2824

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.1 at its peak erupted from Active Region 2824 (Alpha) at 17:11 UTC on May 22, 2021. The event started at 17:03 and ended at 17:16 UTC. Its location does not favor Earth-directed CMEs, but there is a possibility that a...

May 22, 2021

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Geomagnetic storm watch in effect for May 18

NOAA SWPC forecasters have issued a geomagnetic storm watch for May 18, 2021, after a pair of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) launched from the Sun on May 13 and 14. Enhanced solar wind parameters are expected on May 17 due to the influence of a negative polarity...

May 17, 2021

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CME impacts Earth, sparking G3 - Strong geomagnetic storm

A coronal mass ejection (CME) produced by a filament eruption around 10:00 UTC on May 9, 2021, has reached Earth at 06:43 UTC on May 12. G3 - Moderate geomagnetic storm levels were observed at 12:59 UTC. The CME arrived at the DSCOVR spacecraft at 05:47 UTC. Solar...

May 12, 2021

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Incoming CME, impact expected early May 12

Two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) with Earth-directed components were produced on the Sun on May 9, 2021. The impact is expected early Wednesday, May 12. Active Region 2833 produced a long-duration C-class solar flare measuring C4.0 at its peak at 14:49 UTC on May 9...

May 10, 2021

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M3.9 solar flare erupts from Active Region 2822

A strong solar flare measuring M3.9 at its peak erupted from Active Region 2822 at 19:04 UTC on May 7, 2021. While this is one of the strongest solar flares of the new solar cycle -- SC25, the location of region 2822 does not favor Earth-directed CMEs. This event...

May 08, 2021

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G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm watch in effect for April 25

A partial halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) produced by the C3.8 solar flare from Region 2816 at 04:35 UTC on April 22 is heading toward Earth and is expected to arrive on April 25. As a result, a G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storming is expected. This CME has been...

April 24, 2021

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C3.8 solar flare erupts from geoeffective Region 2816, CME produced

A C3.8 solar flare erupted from Active Region 2816 at 04:35 UTC on April 22, 2021, producing a coronal mass ejection (CME). The event started at 04:10 and ended at 05:00 UTC. The location of the source region favors Earth-directed CMEs. The flare was associated with...

April 22, 2021

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M1.1 solar flare erupts from AR 2816, produces coronal mass ejection (CME)

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.1 at its peak erupted at 23:42 UTC on April 19, 2021. The event started at 23:19 and ended at 23:59 UTC. The source was Active Region 2816 (beta). Associated with this event were Type II (shock velocity of 750 km/s) and...

April 20, 2021

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Solar wind parameters indicate the arrival of a slow-moving CME

Solar wind parameters over the past 12 hours indicated the arrival of a slow-moving Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), likely produced on April 10. A period of G1 - Minor storming began at 08:59 UTC on April 15. Another enhancement in parameters is expected on April 16...

April 15, 2021

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Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm

Earth is under the influence of negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) over the past 24 hours, sparking G2 geomagnetic storming. The source is a polar connected coronal hole located in the Sun's southern hemisphere. Geomagnetic K-index of 5...

March 20, 2021

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Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm and auroras in the lower 48

Earth is under the influence of a negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream, sparking G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm and auroras as low as Michigan and Wisconsin, U.S. Enhanced solar wind parameters were observed on March 13, 2021, due to co-rotating...

March 14, 2021

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Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm

Earth is under the influence of a negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) on March 1, 2021, sparking G1 - Minor and G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storming. Solar wind speed started increasing late February 28, from 369 km/s at 22:00 UTC to 521 km/s at...

March 01, 2021

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Unsettled geomagnetic field due to CH HSS influences

Solar wind parameters in 24 hours ending 12:30 UTC today were indicative of a slightly enhanced and disturbed interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) due to weak coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) influences. Total IMF strength was variable, but steadily increased...

February 18, 2020

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Cosmic ray intensification trend continues

An intensification trend of cosmic rays activity reported last month by SpaceWeather.com continues. The latest balloon flight over California on February 5 observed the highest value yet. The gathered data shows that cosmic rays in the mid-latitude stratosphere are...

February 10, 2016

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Cosmic radiation intensifying as we enter another Solar Minimum

An increased activity of cosmic rays has been observed around the Arctic Circle by the neutron monitors during the last year. The same trend was also noted in an independent measurement project carried out by the Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky...

January 28, 2016

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A timelapse of the late October solar activity

Awesome time-lapse video features show 15 days of solar action from October 14th to 30th, 2014, showing sunspot AR 2192, the largest sunspot of the last two solar cycles or more than two decades. During the transition time Sunspot 2192 produced six X-class and 37 M-clas

November 13, 2014

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Increasing threat of strong solar flares, CME hit anticipated

Solar activity has been low in last 24 hours, however, that might change today and in the coming days. New Active Region 2051 (S10W44, Dac/beta-gamma-delta) is growing rapidly and is now harboring energy for X-class solar flares. Eruptions from this regio

May 03, 2014

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Rising threat of solar eruptions as new active regions rotate into Earth view

Four new active regions were numbered in the past two days - 1895, 1896, 1897 and old Sunspot 1875 which was just numbered as 1899. Sunspot 1897 already produced a few C-class flares and grew in size and complexity. This active region could produce strong flares in

November 12, 2013

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Video of New Year's Eve solar blast

An incredible swath of plasma erupted from the Sun on December 31st, 2012 over a four-hour period. NASA stated that a massive eruption on the surface of the Sun blasted out a wave of super-hot plasma so high that it could tower over 20 Earth. The length of the

January 06, 2013