Comet Slamming Into the Sun and Causing Solar Flare

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

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

Strong Solar Activity for the Month of September

Having already unleashed two X-flares since Sept. 22nd, sunspot AR1302 appears ready for more. The active region has a complex “beta-gamma-delta” magnetic field that harbors energy for strong M- and X-class eruptions. Flares from AR1302 will become increasingly geoeffective as the sunspot turns toward Earth in the days ahead. “Sunspot complex 1302 is incredibly easy … 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