March 7th we predicted that a major solar flare would happen within 12-24 hours. It took 36 hours instead but an M6.3-Class flare has occurred from AR 1429 this morning. The resulting CME is directly facing Earth and will arrive March 11th or early March 12th. A major geomagnetic storm of Kp7 or greater will hit us potentially affecting radio, airline and GPS systems.
- Solar flares could cause “as much devastation as a tsunami” (telegraph.co.uk)
- Strong solar flares still shooting out from active spot on sun (foxnews.com)