Mar 072012
 

The sun has hurled a 2nd X Class flare at Earth.  The flare was measured at X1.3 and was not directly aimed at Earth.  This is the 2nd X-Class flare from sunspot AR1429 in less than 24 hrs.  It is expected to reach the sometime in the next 24-48 hours and will create geomagnetic disturbances that may significantly disrupt radio and GPS systems.

Mar 062012
 
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A class X5.4 solar X-ray flare has erupted from major sunspot AR1429. This flare is Earth facing and inbound. Potential radiation storms and radio interruptions are possible with this flare.

Sunspot AR1429 has already sent two CMEs into space since it began turning earthward over the weekend. Neither CME is heading directly at Earth, but both are expected to hit our planet’s magnetosphere. NOAA forecasters predict the CME’s will create a 30% to 40% chance of geomagnetic storms during the next 24-48 hours.

Mar 052012
 

 

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NASA’s Impact Risk Report confirms that newly discovered asteroid 2012 DA14 will be the closest asteroid to ever pass by Earth since it has been measuring these objects.  Flying below even the orbit of the Google geo satellite, the asteroid is scheduled to arrive February 15th, 2013.  Current calculations indicate that it will miss our planet but not by much.  More to come…..