Sunspot region AR1748 is responsible for three X-class solar flares within the last 24 hours, each being stronger than the last. More X-class solar flares will be possible with this sunspot rotating toward our planet over the next several days.
051413aIf the sunspot was departing we wouldn’t have an issue to lookout for, but it isn’t. Instead, AR1748 is rotating around the front of the solar disk and it will be in place for Earth-directed solar flares and coronal mass ejections.
Coronal Mass Ejections are ejected magnetic particles from the Sun that impact the planet and disrupt our power grids, satellite grids, and produce the northern and southern lights. An Earth-directed CME from these last solar flares has not been detected yet so we are in the clear for now.
But, as AR1748 comes toward the middle of the solar disk in the next several days, it will have the power to blast CMEs straight toward us and we here at TheWeatherSpace.com are watching the Sun’s every move.