- Older News Archive (July 2014)

Added 07/10/2014 @ 11:00 UTC
Prominence Eruption
A prominence eruption was observed Thursday morning off the western limb and it generated a bright, westerly directed coronal mass ejection (CME). Although the CME is significant, it should have little to no impact on our geomagnetic field. Imagery by SDO and LASCO.

Updated 07/08/2014 @ 16:55 UTC
M6.5 Solar Flare
Expanding region 2113 located in the northeast quadrant just produced an M6.5 solar flare at 16:20 UTC Tuesday. The event was associated with Type II radio emission with an estimated velocity of 949 km/s. A coronal mass ejection was flung into space, but was directed to the northeast and away from Earth. Click HERE to access the M6.5 Solar Flare event log.

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Jul 08 1614 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 949 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Jul 08 1604 UTC
Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

Added 07/03/2014 @ 03:10 UTC
Weak Shock Passage
Good evening. The Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) is currently shifting south. Early Wednesday evening a weak shock passage was observed by the ACE spacecraft just after 23:00 UTC. A geomagnetic sudden impulse measuring 21 nT was detected at 00:41. Minor geomagnetic activity at high latitudes may be possible tonight.