With three sunspots having the energy to produce X-class flares, NOAA has estimated a 35% chance of this happening over the next 24 hours. There’s a 65% chance of an M-class flare during the same period.
Todays sunspot number is 171 with several new active areas appearing on the Earth side of the Sun disc. The potential of the new spots is not yet known.
On October 28th, the first CME’s from the X-class flares of the last few days are expected to arrive. They are not expected to deliver a massive punch as AR1882 was not squarely facing Earth when the flares occurred. It will move across the Sun during the next day or two and anything it spews out at that point could have a significant effect on Earth.
On October 29th, a near Earth asteroid will pass at a distance of 0.7 LD (lunar distance). 1 lunar distance is 216,486 miles, (348,401km).
The 20 meter wide rock, named 2013UV3 will pass within 151,540 miles (243,880Km) of Earth.
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