Powerful M8.7 Solar Flare & Earth Directed CME – Jan 23, 2012

Powerful M8.7 Flare: A solar flare reaching M8.7 was generated by Active Region 11402 at 03:59 UTC Monday morning. R2 Radio Blackout, 100 MeV Proton Spike and 10cm Radio Burst resulted. As well as a 10cm Radio Burst (TenFlare) which lasted 19 minutes was also reported. A Full-Halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) followed immediately after this event, with components appearing to be Earth directed. The main bulk of the incoming plasma cloud appears to be directed above the Earth however impact is estimated to arrive during Jan 26-27. G1 Class Geomagnetic Storm has subsided while solar winds plummet under 300 km/s. Aurora may still possible but only at very high latitudes.

Earthquake Forecasting Channel http://youtube.com/thebarcaroller

Earthquake Reporting Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/EQReporter

solarwatcher website http://solarwatcher.net

Soho Website http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/ Solar Soft website http://www.lmsal.com/solarsoft/latest_events/ WSA-Enlil

Solar Wind Prediction http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/cme-based/ Helioviewer http://www.helioviewer.org/

Quality Solar Website http://www.solarham.com

Estimated Planetary K index information http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_…

GOES Xray Flux Data http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5mBL.html

Sunspot Information from Solar Monitor http://www.solarmonitor.org/

Quality Weather Website http://www.westernpacificweather.com Space

Weather Website http://www.spaceweather.com/

(Taken From SOLAR WATCHER, Channel on Youtube)

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