WARNING ~ STRONG SOLAR ACTIVITY: For the third day in a row, active sunspot 1261 has unleashed a significant M-Class solar flare [see above image] . The largest blast on August 4 registered M9.3 on the Richter Scale of Flares, almost crossing the threshold into X-Flare territory.
X Flares are the most powerful flares of the sun and this M9.3 Solar Flare was at the threshold of that powerful flare.
The August 4 sun eruption propelled a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) toward the Earth. The M9.3 CME expanding cloud was recorded by Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
CONTINUED: Moving at estimated speed of 1950 km/sec., this August 4th coronal mass ejection is expected to sweep up two earlier CME’s already enroute to Earth from August 2 and August 3 sun eruptions.
Analysists at GSFC Space Weather Lab say the combined CME cloud should reach Earth on August 5th, at 13:55UT + or – 7 hours…..
Space Weather ~ This will be a MAJOR IMPACT on Earth……….
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SOLAR EVENT ALERT !
Larry W. Taylor
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