Monday, August 12, 2013

M1.5 Solar Flare August 12, 2013

An Impulsive M-Class Solar Flare observed from active region 11817 in the southern hemisphere of the solar corona. Peaking to M1.5 at 10:40 UTC August 12th. This eruption was in an earth facing position so the resulting Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is earth directed. Early assessment of the CME indicates impact on earths magnetic field late August 15.