An active region on the Sun, numbered AR 1504, rotated into view over the left side of the sun on June 10, 2012. The region fired off two M-class flares and two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) on June 13 and June 14, 2012. The first flare lasted for a relatively long three hours, peaking on June 13, 2012 at 9:17 A.M. EDT. The associated CME traveled at approximately 375 miles per second and is directed toward Earth, though due to its slow speed, the effect on Earth is expected to be minimal.
Two Coronal Mass Ejections To Hit Earth Today: VIDEO
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – The Space Weather Center models estimates that two Coronal Mass Ejections will collide with the earth today, Saturday June 16, 2012.