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noaa.gov | Strong geomagnetic storm reaches Earth, continues through weekend, 10 May

The First of Several CMEs reached Earth on Friday, May 10 at 12:37 pm EDT. The CME was very strong and SWPC quickly issued a series of geomagnetic storm warnings. SWPC observed G4 conditions at 1:39 pm EDT (G3 at 1:08 pm EDT). This storm is ongoing and SWPC will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional warnings as necessary.
space.com | The Carrington Event: History's greatest solar storm
The flare was a major coronal mass ejection (CME), a burst of magnetized plasma from the sun's upper atmosphere, the corona. In 17.6 hours, the CME traversed over 90 million miles (150 million km) between the sun and Earth and unleashed its force on our planet. According to NASA spaceflight, it usually takes CMEs multiple days to reach Earth.
Three Body Problem: How long until another?
"The sun's activity naturally ebbs and flows in 11-year periods known as the solar cycle."
by Cat on Sat May 18th, 2024 at 11:07:18 PM EST
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