Earth Facing CME – M2-Class Flare!

June 6, 2011: Dramatic ‘flare’ bursting out from the sun which could affect satellite communications and power supplies here on Earth.

The spectacular development unleashed a radiation firestorm on a level not seen for five years which is expected to cause a ‘moderate’ geomagnetic storm when it reaches Earth.

The eruption hurled a cload of hot plasma into space at about a million miles an hour.

Flights over polar regions face being rerouted. Read full article: dailymail

We witnessed an incredible display of solar activity,” reports amateur astronomer Stephen W. Ramsden. “A magnetically supercharged chunk of hot plasma was ejected from the limb of the sun right before our eyes. It just hung there over the stellar surface almost 25 Earth-diameters high. The event was breathtaking to watch and really got the attendees interested in our nearest star.” 

June 7, 2011: The Sun unleashed an M-2 (medium-sized) solar flare with a substantial coronal mass ejection (CME) that is visually spectacular. The large cloud of particles mushroomed up and fell back down looking as if it covered an area of almost half the solar surface.

SDO observed the flare’s peak at 1:41 AM EST. SDO recorded these images in extreme ultraviolet light and they show a very large explosion of cool gas. It is somewhat unique because at many places in the eruption there seems to be even cooler material — at temperatures less than 80,000K.

When viewed in SOHO’s coronagraphs, the event shows bright plasma and high-energy particles roaring from the Sun. This Earth-directed CME is moving at 1400 km/s according to NASA models. Due to its angle, however, effects on Earth should be fairly small. Nevertheless, it may generate space weather effects here on Earth in a few days. Credit: NASA SDO

Incredible activity!

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3 responses to “Earth Facing CME – M2-Class Flare!

  1. May bring trouble this time

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  2. Regardless of whether this M-Class flare affects or not, there will be many more to come.
    Keep in mind, the sun is waking up again, and it’s most active region is now turning our way if I can recall correctly. The government released a statement saying that we arent properly defending our satellites and grids properly and that if a big enough flare came our way, it’d cost trillions in damage, etc. I don’t remember the whole thing, but I’m sure anyone could find it. There is alot of shit going on up in space that is leading up to a possible disaster that is clearly being kept hush hush. Elenin, YU55, Solar Flares, our planet is dying, massive storms and earthquakes, nasa shutting down satellites, seti shutting down, ufo sightings, crop circles, planetary alignments with elenin and huge earth effects, etc. Something will happen soon, but when?

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  3. solar flares are already affecting satcomms,cell comms,radio comms,in south africa,we getting trip outs here on daily basis,vhf-uhf repeaters are tripping out ,only radio comms is cb radio am heck of a lot of qrm,ssb geez im running barefoot,and working up to 500kms for 9hours flat then the the whole band goes dead,so yes the solar flare activity is increasing

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