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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Long-duration Solar Flare

Space Weather News for Sept. 9, 2014

This morning (Sept. 9th at 00:30 UT) the magnetic canopy of sunspot
AR2158 erupted, producing a long-duration solar flare and a bright
CME. The CME, which billowed away from the sun at nearly 1,000 km/s,
has an Earth-directed component. A glancing blow is possible during
the late hours of Sept. 11/early hours of Sept. 12. High-latitude sky
watchers should be alert for auroras when the storm cloud arrives.
Check for more information and updates.

AURORA ALERTS are available from (text)
and (voice).

Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
Lyra Website:
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

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