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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.

SDO video of filament eruption on Feb 24, 2012.

 

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.

 

Images of 5 solar eruption over a 2 day period.The sun produced five eruptions over a two day period. 

 

SOURCE http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/News022512-cme.html