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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Easter Storm? A CME Might Sideswipe Earth This Weekend
Source - Space Weather News for April 12, 2017: http://spaceweather.com
CME: A magnetic filament on the sun exploded on April 9th, hurling a
gaseous coronal mass ejection (CME) into space. The bulk of the CME
will miss Earth; nevertheless a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field
is possible this weekend. The impact, if it occurs, could cause
magnetic disturbances and auroras around our planet's poles.
today's edition of Spaceweather.com to view a movie of the instigating
explosion and for updates as the CME approaches.