Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Easter Storm? A CME Might Sideswipe Earth This Weekend
Source - Space Weather News for April 12, 2017: http://spaceweather.com
GLANCING-BLOW 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.
Visit today's edition of Spaceweather.com to view a movie of the instigating explosion and for updates as the CME approaches.