ANOTHER CME: On June 14th, for the second day in a row, sunspot AR1504 erupted and hurled a CME toward Earth. The fast-moving (1360 km/s) cloud is expected to hit our planet's magnetic field on June 16th at 14:00 UT, possibly sparking a geomagnetic storm. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras
THERE HAVE BEEN TWO M1 FLARES IN A ROW.
THERE IS A 60% CHANCE THAT THERE WILL BE MORE M-CLASS FLARES IN THE NEXT 24-48 HOURS.
Here is your www.spaceweather.com space weather forecast...
speed: 375.3 km/sec
density: 3.1 protons/cm3
Updated: Today at 0234 UT
X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: C6 1926 UT Jun13
24-hr: M1 1319 UT Jun13
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Earth-directed M-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI
Coronal Holes: 13 Jun 12
Again, the above graphic is from the USGS site. Below, you will find more information on the incoming CME. This information is from www.spaceweather.com.
CME TARGETS VENUS, EARTH MARS: Active sunspot AR1504 erupted on June 13th at 1319 UT, producing a long-duration M1-flare and hurling a CME into space. According to analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the cloud will deliver a glancing blow to three planets: Venus on June 15th, Earth on June 16th, and Mars on June 19th. This animation shows the likely progression of the cloud:
estimate a 25% - 30% chance of geomagnetic storms when the cloud reaches Earth. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.