July 24, 2024

Solar and Space Physics UNIToV

Gruppo di Fisica Solare e Spaziale Università di Roma Tor Vergata

Alert for an incoming solar storm!

The Coronal Mass Ejection that was launched from the Sun early yesterday, will probably (90% confidence) impact the Earth.

Our CME prediction algorithm, running in the Space Weather services SWERTO and IPS, has forecast the arrival at 23:40 of 23-03-2019, with an incertitude of ±10 hours.

At approximately the same time, the CME will also hit the Bepi Colombo spacecraft on its long journey towards Mercury.

This CME has been launched from an Active Region that triggered also another CME few hours earlier. This latter CME will probably hit Venus, instead.