Comet Slamming Into the Sun and Causing Solar Flare

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SPACE WEATHER ADVISORY BULLETIN – 09/26/2011

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**** EARLY AUTUMN GEOMAGNETIC STORM **** A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that erupted from NOAA Active Region 1302 on Saturday September 24 in conjunction with an M7 strength solar flare, arrived this morning at 1237 UT (8:37am Eastern Time).  It has kicked off moderate (G2) geomagnetic storms for low latitudes, but high latitudes are seeing … Continue reading

Partial CME Impact Causes Geomagnetic Storm

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Flares from Sunspot 1302 resulted in Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) partially directed at Earth, resulting a geomagnetic storm rated by the NOAA as Strong to Extreme on Monday. The NOAA reported that solar wind speeds had increased from 300km/sec to over 600km/sec at 12:15 UTC, indicating the arrival of a CME released two days ago … Continue reading

Super Sun Blast Fears Put Russian Nuke Plants In Lockdown

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The Federal Atomic Energy Agency (FAAE) states that “emergency notices” have gone out to all of Russia’s nuclear power plants warning them that a potential “blast” from our Sun could cause “massive power blackouts” and could even result in “spontaneous atomic explosions.” Prompting this unprecedented warning was our Sun’s unleashing of a massive X1.9 solar flare from the behemoth Sunspot … Continue reading

Strong Solar Activity for the Month of September

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Having already unleashed two X-flares since Sept. 22nd, sunspot AR1302 appears ready for more. The active region has a complex “beta-gamma-delta” magnetic field that harbors energy for strong M- and X-class eruptions. Flares from AR1302 will become increasingly geoeffective as the sunspot turns toward Earth in the days ahead. “Sunspot complex 1302 is incredibly easy … Continue reading

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