Saturday, August 18th 2012, 6:10 AM EDT
Magnetic fields snaking over the sun's northeastern limb erupted on August 18th around 01:02 UT. The M5.5 class eruption was not Earth-directed, but it could herald a significant uptick in geoeffective solar activity as the new active region turns toward Earth in the days ahead.
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BTW: This was meant to be quiet period of solar activity (The Period of the August "New Moon") - I guess this solar flare was unexpected as far as the monthly Piers Corbyn "Red Warning" was concerned. Hurricane "Gordon" has now developed into a cat 1 as a result of this event......more to follow
Update - (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck 35 miles southeast of Palu on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Saturday
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