(YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES) An Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME) was detected following the eruption of an M6.5 Class solar flare from Sunspot 1719 early on Thursday morning. Current predictions suggest the particles could arrive as early as Saturday morning, however the latest WSA-Enlil Model prediction suggests the impact will occur late afternoon on Saturday, setting the stage for a dazzling light show just after sunset.
Early on Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a G1 (Minor) Geomagnetic Storm Watch for Saturday, April 13, but has since upgraded to a G2 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storm Watch for both Saturday and Sunday, April 14.
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Astronomy North Staff