Saturday, July 14, 2012

Awaiting AR 1520 CME, Sun Quiet

The above X-ray image of the sun was taken by the GOES 15 satellite. Image Credit: NOAA

The sun is reasonably quiet as Earth awaits the passage of the coronal mass ejection (CME) which was produced during the X1.4 solar flare on July 12th. NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center expects geomagnetic storm activity to be minor (G1) to moderate (G2) after 9:00 AM EDT (13:00 UTC). Also, a minor (S1) solar radiation storm continues to linger in the wake of the July 12th flare. Stay tuned...

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