Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ed, who shares the following news from Spaceweather.com:
GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH: A coronal mass ejection (CME) is heading for Earth. Estimated time of arrival: Feb. 2nd. This movie from SOHO shows the halo CME leaving the sun:
It was hurled into space during the early hours of Jan. 30th by an M1-class solar flare. Big sunspot AR2936 was the source of the blast. The long duration flare lasted more than 4 hours, so it put plenty of power into the CME.
A newly-released forecast model from NOAA shows the likely timing of impact:
The article has 2021 as the date. Is it safe to assume it’s actually 2022?
Oops! Yes, my error there. Corrected. Thank you!