Earth Directed M4.0-Class Flare/CME – December 28-29, 2011

CME TARGETS EARTH: New sunspot 1387 erupted during the late hours of Christmas Day, producing an M4-class flare and hurling a CME toward Earth.

The CME is expected to deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field on Dec. 28/29 and a direct hit to the planet Mars on Dec. 30th at 1800 UT.

Using onboard radiation sensors, NASA’s Curiosity rover might be able to sense the CME when it passes the rover’s spacecraft en route to Mars. Here on Earth, NOAA forecasters estimate a 30-to-40% chance of geomagnetic stormsare expecting on Dec. 28/29 when the CME and an incoming solar wind stream (unrelated to the CME) could arrive in quick succession. R1 (Minor) radio blackouts are expected until 31 December.

The flare is part of a larger increase in activity in the Sun, which runs in 11-year cycles. It is expected to peak around 2013.

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2 responses to “Earth Directed M4.0-Class Flare/CME – December 28-29, 2011

  1. Dear Sir,

    Did I cause any problems ?, if I just returned to work…. the rise in sun-spots you see are just the new acquaintances…. The signs you see near the sun are just a sign of my activity down here….. This is bit mysterious even for us…. the sync with the sun….. but then I spent few years trying to solve the mystery….. however, none of us (that includes us as well) is ready to accept the revelations…. we all do believe in the conflicting (sacred/divine/rocks/fires) versions of the same heaven…. one of them may be true…..

    And you all should be aware of the fact…. that people who follow us appear as little birds & bees around us….. Lately most people are reacting peacefully & don’t send in bad vibes/curses/pests….. Thanks :o)….

    http://www.facebook.com/NavRatna.TATA

    However, our apologies to the administrator of this site for allowing us to post our strange observations…. But I had to scribble these little notes somewhere….

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  2. sorry tata, but i don’t understand what the heck you are saying. I must not be “advanced” or “enlightened” enough. Why don’t you speak so us simple folk can comprehend your cosmic consciousness and divine awareness. lol

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