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How to tell if a CME is heading towards us

 
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How to tell if a CME is heading towards us
Can anyone explain how to tell if a CME burst is pointing towards Earth, using accessible image sources like SOHO?

thanks
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Can anyone explain how to tell if a CME burst is pointing towards Earth, using accessible image sources like SOHO?

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If it appears on both STEREO Behind and STEREO Ahead....chances are that it's coming this way.
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Re: How to tell if a CME is heading towards us
I've been wondering that same question, especially, in lieu of the fact that I don't believe our upper echelons will give us any forewarning.

We have quite a few GLP folks that are pretty knowledgeable of the Soar activity. I guess we will have to depend on their knowledge and hope for the best.
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Re: How to tell if a CME is heading towards us
Can anyone explain how to tell if a CME burst is pointing towards Earth, using accessible image sources like SOHO?

thanks

If it appears on both STEREO Behind and STEREO Ahead....chances are that it's coming this way.
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that's a clear answer, thanks!

anyone anything to add?
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at 8 mins travel time its not worth the warning first you know is the sureal green glow of the sky then every thing electrical stopping if a biggy
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Re: How to tell if a CME is heading towards us
light takes 8 min.

CME particles 3 days
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Re: How to tell if a CME is heading towards us
check here. This came directly at us.

[link to spaceflightnow.com]

and here

[link to www.space.com]

(see the coronal mass ejection image)
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How low in the parking garage should be safe?
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Re: How to tell if a CME is heading towards us
Can anyone explain how to tell if a CME burst is pointing towards Earth, using accessible image sources like SOHO?

thanks

If it appears on both STEREO Behind and STEREO Ahead....chances are that it's coming this way.
 Quoting: 2cents


And to qualify, it must be on behind to the right, and ahead, to the left.
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Re: How to tell if a CME is heading towards us
check here. This came directly at us.

[link to spaceflightnow.com]

and here

[link to www.space.com]

(see the coronal mass ejection image)
 Quoting: Ostria

both dated October 28, 2003...
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Re: How to tell if a CME is heading towards us
Can anyone explain how to tell if a CME burst is pointing towards Earth, using accessible image sources like SOHO?

thanks

If it appears on both STEREO Behind and STEREO Ahead....chances are that it's coming this way.


And to qualify, it must be on behind to the right, and ahead, to the left.
 Quoting: Nobody in Particular

doh! why didn't I think of that... Thanks ;)
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Re: How to tell if a CME is heading towards us
check here. This came directly at us.

[link to spaceflightnow.com]

and here

[link to www.space.com]

(see the coronal mass ejection image)
 Quoting: Ostria



I keep watching soho for any "unusual" cme bursts. However, the cme in this video puts my "big" cme observations to shame. I am such a novice. Thanks for that awesome reference.
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Re: How to tell if a CME is heading towards us
I've been on the www for quite ahile, and thoroughly enjoyed following that last solar maximum 10 years ago. Here's how I'd put it. The NOAA forecasters are alot like your local weatherman. They are looking at the same LASCO image or radar image that you are. Just like your local weatherman is wrong, these NOAA forecasters are even more likely to be wrong, because they know even less about what they are doing. You can look at the same data and images that the NOAA people do, it's all a matter of interpretation, and your guess very well may be as good as theirs. Also, NOAA is typically slow to release their verdict on whether there is an Earth directed CME or not, so it's quicker to just draw your own conclusions from the data and images.

First of course you'd look at the graphs. For a big xray flare, long duration M or X class is a good candidate. Then a 'proton event', elevated levels of superfast protons on the satelite environment plot, that is a good indication. If the superfast or energetic protons have hit Earth, then there's a good chance the bulk of the CME is headed our way also. There hasn't been a big proton event for about 8 years, but when there is one, definitely take notice-

[link to www.swpc.noaa.gov]

If things are popping on the graphs, then the number one thing you turn to is LASCO C3, the wide angle camera shot they use. What you look for is what's called a "full halo CME", where you can see the CME coming out from all sides. If it's coming out the left side, it's probably not gonna hit. If it's coming out the right side, it's probably not gonna hit. If it's coming out all sides, it might be coming straight at us.

This is where it comes down to your own guess is as good as theirs in interpreting the images. At about :30 and :35 in this LASCO C3 animation, you can see the full halo CME's. And if you ever see a really big one in one of those images, it's time to head to the bunker, because there's nothing we can do to stop it!



[link to www.youtube.com]
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Re: How to tell if a CME is heading towards us
check here. This came directly at us.

[link to spaceflightnow.com]

and here

[link to www.space.com]

(see the coronal mass ejection image)

both dated October 28, 2003...
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its the same, just different links.


skink explained it fine.
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Re: How to tell if a CME is heading towards us
check here. This came directly at us.

[link to spaceflightnow.com]

and here

[link to www.space.com]

(see the coronal mass ejection image)



I keep watching soho for any "unusual" cme bursts. However, the cme in this video puts my "big" cme observations to shame. I am such a novice. Thanks for that awesome reference.
 Quoting: holymama! 902574


You are welcome :)
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Re: How to tell if a CME is heading towards us
Great tutorial, skink! Thanks! Helps alot :)

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