Strong Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) to Hit Earth Friday Morning August 5th 2011

UPDATE 1900 UTC 1100 PDT  The storm appears to be hitting now……

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ace/MAG_SWEPAM_6h.html

ETA is around 1400 UTC August 5th which is 600 PDT, give or take a few hours as the result of a strong M9 class solar flare.  We will be watching the next few days for electromagnetic disturbances, radio and satellite problems and possible 7+ magnitude earthquakes.  There are large sunspots with potential for further x class solar flares.

via http://spaceweather.com:

“Moving at an estimated speed of 1950 km/s, this CME is expected to sweep up two earlier CMEs already en route. Analysts at the GSFC Space Weather Lab say the combined cloud should reach Earth on August 5th at 13:55 UT plus or minus 7 hours: “The impact on Earth is likely to be major. The estimated maximum geomagnetic activity index level Kp is 7.”

National Geographic:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2011/08/110803-solar-flare-storm-electricity-grid-risk/

WaPo:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/significant-solar-storm-headed-to-earth/2011/08/04/gIQA9XzquI_blog.html

more from Google News:

http://urlet.com/crises.nobody

Kp Index Monitor:

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html

more on HighBoldtage:

https://highboldtage.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/solar-flares-earthquakes/

https://highboldtage.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/emp-attack-carrington-event-could-create-multiple-fukushimas-in-the-u-s/

https://highboldtage.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/the-carrington-event/

https://highboldtage.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/halo-event-coronal-mass-ejection-headed-for-direct-hit-on-earth/

https://highboldtage.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/coronal-mass-ejection-due-june-17/

https://highboldtage.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/ring-ring-ring-went-the-bell/

https://highboldtage.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/huge-solar-cme-coronal-mass-ejection-april-3-2011-video/

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