The solar wind is blowing past earth at elevated levels today and combined with a south tilting Bz, is stirring up geomagnetic storming at high latitudes. C-Class flare activity is now taking place.. full article: thewatchers.adorraeli.com
NASA twin STEREO spacecraft observed a spectacular coronal mass ejection launched from the vicinity of decaying sunspot 1176 on April 3rd around 0500 UT. The blast was not Earth directed. Nevertheless, there is a slim chance that it deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field on or about April 6th. CME movies: STEREO-A, STEREO-B. UNSTABLE FILAMENT: An active filament of solar magnetism is snaking around the sun’s southeastern limb today. Measuring more than 200,000 km along its sinuous backbone, the vast structure is in a constant state of motion. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory froze it in this snapshot taken 20:16 UT on April 5th.
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