Extreme solar storm (flare) heads to Earth, scientists say

There could be an extreme solar storm heading to planet Earth, expected to bring disturbance to satellites and radio transmissions, scientists say.

Solar Storm and solar flare

According to National Weather Service, Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), a "solar flare" is currently active near the earth's center disk. It is to affect "HF radio communications on the daylight side of Earth lasted for a little more than an hour".
Active Region 2158, now near center disk, produced a X1 (NOAA Scale R3 - Strong) solar flare today at 10/1745 UTC (Sep 10th at 01:45pm EDT). Impacts to HF radio communications on the daylight side of Earth lasted for a little more than an hour
While further investigation is now being undertaken, it is initially believed that the recent Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is associated with the above-mentioned phenomenon.
A coronal mass ejection is a large cloud of super hot and electrically charged plasma that erupts from the surface of the sun and expands out into the solar system. These events often coincide with solar flares and, although they can both happen independently, frequently a large solar flare will have an associated large CME. (Source)
SWPC in Colorado director Tom Berger pointed out that:
It's been several years since Earth has had a solar storm of this size coming from sunspots smack in the middle of the sun. (https://sg.news.yahoo.com)
"There's been a giant magnetic explosion on the sun.. Because it's pointed right at us, we'll at least catch some of the cloud", Berger added.

Forecasters are still calculating if the solar storm will arrive today or sometime in the week.

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