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M2.8 Solar Flare & Geomagnetic Storm Oct 9, 2013

October 9, 2013

A newly numbered active (11865) region rotating the southeastern limb today unleashed a strong M2.8 solar flare at 1:48 this morning. A large coronal mass ejection (CME) will follow but will not have an earth directed component meanwhile a CME impacted the earth’s magnetic field at 20:30UTC October 8th and a minor geomagnetic storm resulted at high latitudes.

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