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Andrew Wong
2012-Mar-09, 04:41 AM
Firstly, I'll like to apologise for posting at the wrong section since I yet to have access to post a reply on the main section of the forums.

It was reported on March 9th that after the solar flare eruption had occurred, a large coronal mass ejection (CME) arrived at Earth early Thursday morning at approximately 5:45am ET. It is still believed that the CME could reach a G3-magnitude geomagnetic storm.


This is 2nd largest flare during this current solar activity cycle. This eruption from the sun has been classified as an X5.4-class solar flare.

Source : The Weather Channel (http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/sunspot-1429-solar-flare_2012-03-07)
NOAA Space Weather (http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/archive/alerts_Mar2012.html)

NEOWatcher
2012-Mar-09, 01:30 PM
It is still believed that the CME could reach a G3-magnitude geomagnetic storm.
I guess the Weather Channel took some time to get that report out. CNN already reported (http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/08/radiation-from-solar-storms-begins-to-hit-earth/?hpt=hp_bn1) as "earlier" predicted a few hours before that. (at least according to the timestamps I see on thier articles)

JustAFriend
2012-Mar-09, 02:00 PM
It looks like, despite the hand-wringing by the press, that our power grids and communications systems are not as vulnerable as they worried about.
Certainly we'll get hit sometime, but all the hits we've taken over the past few years and decades hasn't done anything yet.