Sun getting more active

Over the past few days,  huge prominences of magnetized plasma rise above the stellar surface.
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.

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