CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — NASA has issued a notice that from February 23 through February 24 our sun produced an astonishing five solar eruptions, launched from the top, bottom, left and right sides of the solar disk. Four of those eruptions came in just a 24 hour period.
One of the eruptions, a large snaking magnetic filament, erupted during the early hours of February 24, 2012 and launched the first of two coronal mass ejections (CME) in Earth’s direction.
Analysis by scientist at the Goddard Space Weather Lab shows that this CME cloud will strike Earth’s magnetic field on February 26, 2012 near 8:30am EST (+/- 7 hr). Geomagnetic storms and aurora are possible when the CME arrives.