Solar Activity: Earth Directed M8.4-Class Solar Flare/CME – March 11, 2012

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Earth Directed M8.4-Class solar flare – CME

One Two Punch: In the evening hours of March 10th, starting at around 15.52 UT, sunspots 1430 and 1429, unleashed a double blast. 1430 started the show with a C8.0-class sloar flare and CME. Then 1429 followed up with a much stronger blast. An M8.4-class solar flare at around 17.44 UT. The powerful M8-class flare that almost crossed the threshold into X-territory.

A CME launched from the sun on March 9th is nearing Earth. According to analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the cloud will arrive on March 11th at 0649 UT (+/- 7 hr).

During the flare, New Mexico amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft recorded a series of radio bursts at 21 and 28 MHz:

Listen to the Roaring Sounds  ‘Sounds Familiar’?

The roaring sounds you just heard are caused by shock waves plowing through the sun’s atmosphere in the aftermath of the explosion.

The cloud will hit our planet’s magnetosphere on March 12th at 1803 UT (+/- 7 hr)

Although the magnetosphere is calm now, more storms arre in the offing. A CME hurled toward our planet by the M6-class solar flare of March 9th is expected to reach Earth during the early hours of March 11th.

Source and author: spaceweather *   solar flare

3 responses to “Solar Activity: Earth Directed M8.4-Class Solar Flare/CME – March 11, 2012

  1. Time to shot down the nuclear plants of the world till the cme season is over, or much better shut them down forever and ever…otherwise you need no survival kit anymore, because if a monster cme finish the electricity worldwide than all nuclear plants have the same fate like the fukushima nuclear plant….and we allwill have than the same horrible fate like the japanese people who lived near fukushima….sorry for my fearmaking words but this is a real huge danger for all living beeings of this world and in the name of all of them i am allowed to speak this words to my brothers and sisters of the human mankind. so pls write to your governments all over the world that the have to shut down their nuclear plants NOW.
    thank you very much for your attention.
    Stay save


  2. Here is an very interessting article, which says in other words the same as i did in my post above:
    i know the chances are bad that the governments will shut down all nuclear plants due to their greedy big business they made with nuclear plants, but if wethe people do nothing and hold our mouth than governments have no need to think and to act. So again pls write to all governments in the world that it is absolutely necessary to shut down all nuclear plants now.