CME will likely hit Earth’s magnetic field in a day or so


Polar geomagnetic storms are underway following the arrival of a coronal mass ejection (CME) on March 7th at approximately 0400 UT, according to Spaceweather.com

GEOMAGNETIC STORM UPDATE: A CME propelled toward Earth by this morning’s X5-class solar flare is expected to reach our planet on March 8th at 0625 UT (+/- 7 hr). Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, who prepared the CME’s forecast track, say the impact could spark a strong-to-severe geomagnetic storm.

A mild geomagnetic storm is already underway, following a lesser CME impact on March 7th around 0400 UT. Shortly after the cloud arrived, a burst of Northern Lights appeared over the US-Canadian border. Shawn Malone photographed the display from the shores of Lake Superior:

If you live in a High-latitude on the planet and you are a sky watcher, then you should be alert for auroras. Aurora alerts: textphone.

UPDATE

Here is a HD clip from NASA showing the flare itself … close-up.

Its fresh, NASA just released this 20 mins ago …

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