Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Magnificent Solar Flare on June 7th

Source - Space Weather News for June 7, 2011: http://spaceweather.com

MAGNIFICENT ERUPTION: This morning around 0641 UT, magnetic fields above sunspot complex 1226-1227 became unstable and erupted. The blast produced an M2-class solar flare, an S1-class radiation storm, and a massive CME. A recording of the blast from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ranks as one of the most beautiful and dramatic movies of the SDO era. Must-see movies at http://spaceweather.com

AURORA WATCH: High-latitude sky watchers in both hemispheres should be alert for auroras during the late hours of June 8th or 9th when a CME from today's eruption could deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field. Aurora alerts are available from http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice) or http://spaceweathertext.com (text).

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