Strong geomagnetic storm expected and a scrubbed launch


Yesterday, many users posted movies of the first X-class flare of 2014:


from Youtube user otraLoly


from Youtube user Jorge Armando Cazares

As a result of this flare and the accompanying coronal mass ejection, the
Space Weather Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are anticipating strong Geomagnetic Storm conditions to occur on January 9 and 10.

The high level of radiation due to this eruptive event also led to the scrubbing of a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Thanks again to our users for sharing their movies!

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