Articles tagged "solar activity"

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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


Cosmic ray intensification trend continues

An intensification trend of cosmic rays activity reported last month by 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


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 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


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


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


2012 In Review - Solar activity & space weather

We are now in a period called Solar Cycle 24 which started on January 8, 2008 and it is the 24th solar cycle since 1755, when recording of solar sunspot activity began. The solar cycle is the periodic change in Sun's activity

December 31, 2012


Solar activity - September 1 - 30, 2012 (Video)

The video by Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) combines three wavelengths with similar temperatures, highlighting different parts of the solar corona showing the Sun from September 1 through September 30, 2012. The start of the Fall Eclipse Season could be seen, when

October 29, 2012


Solar activity at low levels with possible Earth-directed CME...

Solar activity was at low levels for the past 24 hours and X-Ray flux plot shown merely C-class threshold. However, a prominence eruption was observed north of Region 1600.A bright CME was observed in STEREO Ahead COR 2 imagery at 18:24 UTC on October 27. Latest

October 27, 2012


Solar activity at start of December

With no strong flares this week, the sun's x-ray output has nearly flatlined. The solar activity is quiet and is expected to continue for another 24+ hours. NOAA forecasters estimate a mere 20% chance of M-class solar flares.C-Class flares continue to be detected

December 02, 2011

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Eruptions this weekend could be Earth-directed as Sunspot 1339 turns toward our planet

Sunspot 1339 has quieted since Nov. 3rd when it unleashed an X2-class solar flare. Nevertheless, it still poses a threat for powerful eruptions. The behemoth sunspot has a "beta-gamma-delta" magnetic field that harbors energy for more X-flares. Eruptions this weekend

November 05, 2011

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Highlights of The Electric Universe Theory

The "Electric Universe" is a hypothesis, a new way of interpreting scientific data in the light of new knowledge about plasma and electricity. In this interpretation, gravity plays a secondary role behind the far more powerful electric force, and electrified plasma in

October 10, 2011


Second big satellite set to resist re-entry burn-up, ROSAT to fall in October

There is more space junk headed our way next month. A defunct German space telescope called ROSAT is set to hit the planet at the end of October – and it even is more likely than UARS to cause injury or damage in populated areas.NASA calculates a 1-in-3200 chance

September 24, 2011


Sunspots 1271 and 1272 are growing again

After a weekend of quiet decay, sunspots 1271 and 1272 are growing again. Click on the image to view 24 hours of development:The increase in size has not yet translated into a significant increase in flares. Solar activity remains low, although this could change if

August 22, 2011


Behemoth sunspot 1263 has almost doubled in size

Behemoth sunspot 1263 has almost doubled in size this weekend. A 28-hour movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the spot developing a tail that has added some 50,000 km of length to the active region.This development may increase the likelihood of a stro

August 08, 2011


Incoming solar flare, expecting geomagnetic storm

Magnetic fields above sunspot complex 1236 erupted during the early hours of June 21st, producing a C7-class solar flare and a full-halo CME. The expanding cloud appears to be heading almost directly toward

June 21, 2011


Christchurch earthquake was predicted a week before (transcript)

Here is a transcript of article called Earthquakes again in Christchurch? by pblished Feb 14. @ predictweather.comSolar activity is picking up in pace right now, with coronal holes appearing close to where they appeared before the 4 September earthquake in Christchurch.

February 22, 2011