[amsat-bb] And now for something different

Rick Tejera saguaroastro at cox.net
Thu Aug 4 20:25:34 PDT 2011


Got this from one of my astronomy buddies, thought it might be of interest
to some on this list. Would've posted it sooner but it got lost among all
the chatter about ARISSat-1:

		Just announced, a huge nearly x class solar flare that was
earth directed should yield some aurora possibly here in Arizona:
		Moving at an estimated speed of 1950 km/s, this CME is
expected to sweep up two earlier CMEs already en route. Analysts at the GSFC
Space Weather Lab say the combined cloud should reach Earth on August 5th at
13:55 UT plus or minus 7 hours: "The impact on Earth is likely to be major.
The estimated maximum geomagnetic activity index level Kp is 7 (Kp ranges
from 0 - 9). 
		Clear Skies,

Clear Skies

Rick Tejera
Saguaro Astronomy Club
Phoenix, Arizona
www.saguaroastro.org <http://www.saguaroastro.org/> 
saguaroastro at cox.net 
K7TEJ, AMSAT 38452

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