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A glancing blow… May 18, 2013

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Astronomy, Science.

…is expected from a Coronal Mass Ejection from the sun which occurred when four massive X-class solar flares were produced on Monday. The CME’s from three didn’t move in the direction of this planet, but the fourth did and that will impact in that ‘glancing blow’ today with the Earth’s magnetic field.

As NASA puts it…

Also causing temporary radio blackouts, AR1748 is likely not finished. Still forecast to have a significant chance of producing strong flares, the active region is rotating into more direct view across the Sun’s nearside.

Good to know.


1. Economic Refugee - May 21, 2013

Now I come to think of it I remember coming over rayly cosmic in a low-energy kind of way at the time.



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