The Coronal Mass Ejection will shower earth with high speed solar particles in a few days.
NASA has announced that they have detected a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun directed towards earth, an event in which millions of tons of solar material can be launched away from the sun. The particles, travelling at around 575 miles per second – about 2.07 million miles per hour – will reach earth in one to three days. Historically, and based on NASA’s predictive models, this is an average CME and will have very mild effects. NASA doesn’t expect there to be any interference with satellites or electrical systems on earth, but there may be some increased aurora activity near the poles.
The Solar and Helioscopic Observatory (SOHO) was used to capture the images of the CME as it was moving away from the sun and into space. NASA routinely monitors and releases news updates on space weather events through the NOAA‘s Space Weather Prediction Center.
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