Tuesday, September 6, 2011

M5.3-Class Solar Flare Throws Extreme UV Radiation CME Directly At Earth.

EARTH-DIRECTED FLARE: This morning at 0150 UT, sunspot 1283 produced an M5.3-class solar flare. A movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the flash of extreme UV radiation. Because of the sunspot's central location on the solar disk, the eruption was Earth-directed and a CME might be heading our way. Stay tuned for updates.
3-day Solar Xray Flux graph

Earth directed M-class solar flare erupts from the Sun today
Published on September 6, 2011 1:05 am PT 
- By Jim Duran - Writer
- Article Editor and Approved - Ron Jackson
( -- Sunspot 1283 has shot off an M-Class solar flare, which is directed at Earth.

M-Class solar flares like this could cause a moderate effect on our radio and electrical grid systems but NOAA does not forecast a major geomagnetic storm with it.

The flare was from a sunspot group crossing the central disk of the Sun as we speak, Sunspot 1983. The sunspot group has a beta-gamma field which could produce M and X-Class solar flares.

Any large solar flares will be Earth directed in the next few days.

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