Powerful M9-class Solar Flare and Earth Directed CME – January 23, 2012

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This morning, Jan 23rd a solar flare reaching M8.7 ( M.9 confirmed by spaceweather.com) was generated by Active Region 11402 at 03:59 UTC Monday morning. R2 Radio Blackout, 100 MeV Proton Spike and 10cm Radio Burst resulted. As well as a 10cm Radio Burst (TenFlare) which lasted 19 minutes was also reported.

A Full-Halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) followed immediately after this event, with components appearing to be Earth directed. The main bulk of the incoming plasma cloud appears to be directed above the Earth however impact is estimated to arrive during Jan 25-26

The explosion’s M9-ranking puts it on the threshold of being an X-flare, the most powerful kind.

Update:

Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab say the leading edge of the CME will reach Earth on Jan. 24 at 14:18UT (+/- 7 hours).

Their animated forecast track shows that Mars is in the line of fire, too; the CME will hit the Red Planet during the late hours of Jan. 25.

Source and author: spaceweather.com *  (youtube) solar flare

 

 

11 responses to “Powerful M9-class Solar Flare and Earth Directed CME – January 23, 2012

  1. Solar maximum is here!!! If this one is not gona get us, still there are real ones on its way for 2012. Watch out for some key dates on this link: http://2012portal.myfeedportal.com/i/patrick-geryl–solar-event-prediction-de-coded-mayan

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  2. My question is this… where on earth is it expected to hit. south america? Europe? Africa? where???

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  3. An ‘X class’ flare, earth directed during solar maximum is capable of bringing unimaginable changes in the present /electronic ways of life. . . . . . . . . Go to this link for all the answers: http://www.eutimes.net/2011/09/solar-flare-could-unleash-nuclear-disaster-across-planet-earth/#

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  4. Brace Yourself,This Could Further Set Off That Canary
    Island Volcano,Sending A Possible Major Tsunami Towards East Coast Of USA.
    Or Major Earthquakes in Puerto Rico And Or California Or Vicinity.

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  5. Bring it on!

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  6. This is not the first time it happens neither it will. I always find funny to see how easy people get dramatizing about something. The relation for Canari Island volcano and CME Flare in point of vue, is none. It is quite easy to say that this is because of that and because of this but scientifically there is no prove at all.

    So it is of course a WAKE UP from the sun and solar activities will be high this year, this is a fact. It is possible of course that it can cause some changes here regarding electrical stuffs, but the rest, it is just theories. Don’t forget, it is easy to create theories over theories… And after that, it is harder to know what exactly is true and false over the Internet…

    Still I can’t see the coming of NIBIRU lol !!! Or the three huges spacecrafts suppoely caught by SOHO and coming our way….

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  7. Due to my own research i found out that there must be a connection between CMEs and extreme weather situations on earth especially heavy storms after an cme impact on earth and second that the rate of psychic anomalies (people become crazy) are increasing during and short after the hit of cmes on earth. whatever else will happen, for example like icreasing vulcano activity and so on is not really proofable till now…that are my 2 cents to it.
    Nobody

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  8. The main things to be concerned about, if we in fact get a direct hit from this CME, is the damage it could do to the electrical grid, and all things computerized. GPS systems, ATM machines, cell phones, airplane guidance systems, etc. etc. Only time will tell if any or all of these things are gonna be effected. By now we all know that we should have candles, water, food, blankets, and other necessary items stockpiled and readily available. Some of us cannot afford to stockpile food and other items. Good luck to us all!

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  9. I believe a continued CME over the period of time can weaken earth’s magnetic protection and at worse cause earth’s iron core to heat up extreme-ly until a polar reversal occurs with all the subsequent disasters.
    However an early warning at current time should be volcanic eruptions as never before.
    So lets also watch out for planet wide eruptions and be ready for the next eye opener which should be the higher than normal readings on the Ritcher’s ..

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  10. So…. Not that I want to say bad stuff, but when i read all that, and checking that we are the 26 of january and still, no earthquakes, no powerfull issues with electric stuffs… See… This is a bit what it is question. When we search to far for the truth we arrive with false stuffs. In fact, I wonder if it is not connect with the strange sounds ? The one sounding like District 9 movie’s spacecraft… Maybe those sounds was there to eject the CME from earth… Who knows.

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  11. All of this waiting for nothing…ever! Guess this CME, as it were, was just another frakking dud!

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