Tag Archive | CME

SEVERE GEOMAGNETIC STORM, CME IMPACT – Underway now!

STORM Links below. Excerpts from the article. … This storm is underway now. … Since then, however, the storm has intensified to G4-class (Kp=8), ranking it as the strongest geomagnetic storm of the current solar cycle. To read more go to
http://www.spaceweather.com/ http://www.n3kl.org/sun/noaa.html

Sun Unleashes Biggest Solar Flare of the Year Yet

The most powerful solar flare of the year erupted from the sun today (April 11) sparking a temporary radio blackout on Earth, NASA officials say.

The solar flare occurred at 3:16 a.m. EDT (0716 GMT) and registered as a M6.5-class sun storm, a relatively mid-level flare on the scale of solar tempests. It coincided with an eruption of super-hot solar plasma known as a coronal mass ejection.

“This is the strongest flare seen so far in 2013,” NASA spokeswoman Karen Fox explained in a statement. “Increased numbers of flares are quite common at the moment, since the sun’s normal 11-year cycle is ramping up toward solar maximum, which is expected in late 2013.”

……………. The solar flare triggered a short-lived radio communications blackout on Earth that registered as an R2 event (on a scale of R1 to R5), according to space weather scales maintained NOAA, Fox added.

The above are only excerpts from an article at Space . Com by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor Date: 11 April 2013 Time: 11:42 AM ET.

To see a picture and read the full article go to

http://www.space.com/20617-sun-biggest-solar-flare-2013.html

Comet PanStarrs: More evidence for cometary induction of CME’s

[Updated] Comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) in STEREO HI-1B Published on Mar 15, 2013 by Sungrazer Comets  . For much more info and for the first video click Read More…