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Sunday, August 1, 2010

CME Heads to Earth.

Space Weather News for August 1, 2010

GLOBAL ERUPTION:  During the early hours of August 1st, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a complex global disturbance on the Earth-facing side of the sun.  Most of the sun's northern hemisphere was involved in the event, which included a long-duration C3-class solar flare, a "solar tsunami," and a massive filament eruption.  As a result of these blasts, a coronal mass ejection (CME) is heading toward Earth.  High-latitude geomagnetic storms and auroras are possible when the cloud arrives a few days hence.  Check
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