JUST IN: Large CME on Farside of Sun

A large CME occurred on the farside of the Sun beginning at approximately 03:20 UTC (July 23rd). Shortly afterwards, a fast moving, asymmetric halo coronal mass ejection (CME) became visible in LASCO coronagraph imagery.

Because the flare location was situated on the farside of the Sun, the energetic plasma cloud was directed away from Earth. Had it been directed our way, severe geomagnetic storming would have been likely.

This event is actually helpful in disrupting the far more dangerous galactic cosmic rays from entering Earth’s atmosphere. It is the very reason the Sun is in an extreme solar minimum, that is allowing up to a 20% increase in dose rates of cosmic rays.

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My next article will outline the geographic areas most vulnerable to coming events.

Watch for ongoing reports as information comes in. I also plan to present greater outlines to the science behind by research, especially for those who may be new to my work.

Cheers, Mitch