Three M-Class Flares Heading Our Way
Mitch Battros - Earth Changes
NOTE: I will be on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory tonight in the first 10 minutes of the show. I will give a brief overview of today's solar events, and perhaps tomorrows uneasy forecast. Radio Stations List: http://bit.ly/clyNsc
Also, see a new article posted below of new research indicating a evidence for a direct solar-climate linkage on centennial timescales.
Solar Activity Update
Sunspot region 1476 has produced three moderate M-class flares within the last 24 hours, the strongest being an M1.4 flare. The LASCO spacecraft observed signature CMEs off the Eastern limb of the Sun that may not be related to region 1476. It is quite possible they originated from a 'farside' region.
Viewing the graphic of the 'farside' of the Sun (shown above), you can see four sunspot regions will rotate around the Eastern limb within the next 36 hours. Solar activity is likely to reach active levels with risks of M class flares from region 1476 during the next 48 hours, and it is yet known of the strength of the four coming regions.
Geomagnetic activity is expected to reach active condition levels by May 8th as a coronal hole becomes geo-effective. Isolated minor storm conditions are possible. Watch for an up-tick in extreme weather events such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, or rapid temperature shifts.
Also see: Closest Moon-Earth Transition of 2012