Comet Slamming Into the Sun and Causing Solar Flare

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SPACE WEATHER ADVISORY BULLETIN – 09/26/2011

**** EARLY AUTUMN GEOMAGNETIC STORM **** A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that erupted from NOAA Active Region 1302 on Saturday September 24 in conjunction with an M7 strength solar flare, arrived this morning at 1237 UT (8:37am Eastern Time).  It has kicked off moderate (G2) geomagnetic storms for low latitudes, but high latitudes are seeing … Continue reading

Partial CME Impact Causes Geomagnetic Storm

Flares from Sunspot 1302 resulted in Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) partially directed at Earth, resulting a geomagnetic storm rated by the NOAA as Strong to Extreme on Monday. The NOAA reported that solar wind speeds had increased from 300km/sec to over 600km/sec at 12:15 UTC, indicating the arrival of a CME released two days ago … Continue reading

Super Sun Blast Fears Put Russian Nuke Plants In Lockdown

The Federal Atomic Energy Agency (FAAE) states that “emergency notices” have gone out to all of Russia’s nuclear power plants warning them that a potential “blast” from our Sun could cause “massive power blackouts” and could even result in “spontaneous atomic explosions.” Prompting this unprecedented warning was our Sun’s unleashing of a massive X1.9 solar flare from the behemoth Sunspot … Continue reading

Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite Will Probably Fall To Earth On Friday

It looks like a giant piece of biscotti covered with gold foil and pipe cleaners. But it’s really a decommissioned weather satellite the size of a bus that NASA says will probably fall to Earth by Friday, oh, give or take a day. Most of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (or UARS) will burn up … Continue reading