Saturday, March 16th 2013, 8:44 PM EDT
Just as Piers Corbyn predicted at the start of the month for this period, we have a major solar event taking place on the Sun as demonstrated by the above proton Flux Chart from NOAA.
I posted details of the "R4" event on the 12th March for period 13th - 16th and mentioned this time there was less chance of a M6.5+ Earthquake but exreme weather events could not be ruled out.....more to follow
Report from SpaceWeather.com A magnetic filament snaking around sunspot AR1692 erupted on March 15th at about 0600 UT..The CME left the sun traveling some 900 km/s (2 million mph). Three-dimensional computer models based on observations from SOHO and NASA's twin STEREO probes predict the CME will cross the void between sun and Earth in two days or less. NOAA forecasters estimate a 70% chance of polar geomagnetic storms when the cloud arrives on March 17th. This means the sky could turn green on St. Patrick's Day! High latitude (and possibly even middle latitude) sky watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend....click SpaceWeather.com link for more