DRAMATIC EXPLOSION ON THE SUN

Jan 27, 2020
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The sun just hurled a plume of dark plasma into space following a dramatic explosion around sunspot AR3076. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the blast, which began on Aug. 14th around 1130 UT:

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Traveling faster than 600 km/s (1.3 million mph), the plume tore through the sun's outer atmosphere, creating a coronal mass ejection (CME). Newly arriving images from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) confirm that the CME has an Earth-directed component. It could sideswipe Earth's magnetic field on Aug. 17th, producing minor to moderate geomagnetic storms.

See: https://spaceweather.com

We can expect some enhanced auroral displays and geomagnetic storms affecting radio transmissions ca. August 17 when this mass ejection skips by us.
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