The solar flare (top right) that sent the CME heading our way (Image: National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center)
The CME captured by the Solar Heliospheric Observatory (Image: NASA)
The solar flare captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (Image: NASA)
Lock up your satellites and batten down your power-lines because a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is headed our way. According to the National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), it is the strongest Solar Radiation Storm since May, 2005. According to NASA, the CME is moving at almost 1,400 miles per second (2,253 km/s) and will reach the Earth's magnetosphere as early as 9 a.m. US EST on Tuesday, January 24 - give or take seven hours.
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