Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Earth May Experience A Glancing Coronal Mass Ejection On Sunday

From Spaceweather:

....POSSIBLE CME IMPACT: A coronal mass ejection (CME) might sideswipe Earth's magnetic field on Nov. 1st, causing minor geomagnetic storms. The incoming CME was not produced by giant sunspot AR2778. It was hurled into space on Oct. 27th by an erupting filament of magnetism unrelated to the sunspot. Aurora alerts: SMS Text


BIG SUNSPOT AR2778:There's a new spot on the sun--and it's a big one. Only two days old, AR2778 is already 8 times wider than Earth with a dozen dark cores sprawling 100,000 km across the solar surface. It is inset in this magnetic map of the sun from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory:

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