Space Weather Alert – Possible CME – Type II Radio Emission

Solar Image from SDO August 23, 2014

Solar Image from SDO August 24, 2014

As you can see from the current SDO image to the right there are some rather nasty looking sun spots facing Earth right now. These are acting up and NOAA issued a space weather alert on August 24 at 0146 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Aug 24 0015 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 471 km/s

Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

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