A CME might be heading for Earth. It was propelled into space by a double-blast of M-class solar flares (M3 and M1) on August 17th around 1830 UT.
The Solar and heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) caught the CME emerging from sunspot AR1818. You can see it here. If it does hit the Earth’s magnetic field it will be a glancing blow rather than a direct hit.
The CME is expected to hit on August 19th or 20th and a more precise time will be issued later.
Todays sunspot number is 96. AR1818 still has the energy for strong flares but is moving across the disc and will not be in line with Earth for much longer.
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