Coronal Mass Ejection [CME] Earth impact Thursday morning

Aurora Borealis (northern lights) possible the next couple of nights.

The WSA-Enlil Solar Wind Prediction model currently shows a near-direct Coronal Mass Ejection [CME] impact Thursday morning (U.S. time) from last nights massive X5.4-class flare which erupted at 7:02 p.m. EST (0002 March 7 GMT).

On the page at this link http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/cme-based/, The Sun is the yellow dot in the center and the Earth is the green dot on the right. It may take a moment to load but watch as the flare impacts earth on March 8 at 08:00 on the Latest CME-based model run.

Screenshot [view looking from above the solar system] : CME at 14:00 on March 8 2012 after impacting earth. The Sun is the yellow dot in the center and the Earth is the green dot on the right.

Here’s a short video _

Major X5.4 Solar Flare + CME – Presentation (3/7/2012)

The second strongest solar flare of Cycle 24 in terms of X-Ray Flux, just peaked around Active Sunspot 1429. This major event measured X5.4 at 00:24 UTC and triggered a strong R3 Level Radio Blackout. A bright Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was produced and is most likely Earth directed. This movie has various images and slide shows by SDO, STEREO Behind COR2 and EVE.

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2 thoughts on “Coronal Mass Ejection [CME] Earth impact Thursday morning

  1. From what I could find today [1:14 PM EST 3/8/2012], Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon. If weaker than anticipated maybe as far south as Michigan and Maine. There will be a full moon tonight as well making viewing more difficult.Thanks for stopping by. Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. ~ Ed

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