This morning around , magnetic fields above sunspot complex 1226-1227 became unstable and erupted.
The blast produced an M2-class solar flare, an S1-class radiation storm, and a massive CME.
Although the blast was not squarely Earth-directed, it will affect our planet. The CME should deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of June 8th or June 9th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras when the CME arrives.
Special thanks to Joe Gurman NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
|A huge CME today. credit:SOHO|
Movie of the event.