Thursday, June 9, 2011

Latest Solar Storm

The wait for the Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) continues. As it is expected to make but a glancing blow on the Earth's magnetic field, the timing of the impact is difficult (much more straightforward for a direct hit). Look for G1 (minor) Geomagnetic Storm conditions from 1200 UTC tomorrow (June 9) through June 10. The possibility remains for heightened Radiation Storm levels with the passage of the CME shock, but nothing greater than S2 (moderate) is forecast.

These types of eruptions can cause troubles with airline travels, GPS systems and have been known to knock power grids off line.

CLICK HERE for and Awesome animation of the GOES 15 Solar X-Ray Imager that is pictured below!!!