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Solar flare today 6 sept 2017

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Solar flare today 6 sept 2017
6th Sep, 2017 at 7:41pm
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A big coronal mass ejection  ( CME ) occurred today at 1200 gmt and a further one has occurred since. The direction of travel of a CME normally misses the earth, but one could hit us and affect the earth over next 24 - 72 hours.

The charged particles approach the earth and get deflected by the earth's magnetic field and then descend over the polar regions.
So aurora may occur.

For satellites very much higher up in geo orbit the worry is charging of the surfaces due to charged particles arriving. Heavy positive protons get embedded. Electrons stay on the surface. On insulated surfaces the high static voltages may flash over causing interference with electronic circuits.

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