First X-Class CME of 2014

Because my head is hurting like crazy and the pain is traveling down into my spine, and my ears are ringing like a bell even more so than usual, I just checked to see what’s happened/happening. Here’s what I found:

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“X-FLARE: Giant sunspot AR1944 erupted on Jan 7th at approximately 1832 UT, producing a powerful X1-class solar flare. First-look coronagraph images from the STEREO-Ahead spacecraft appear to show a coronal mass ejection (CME) emerging from the blast site. If so, the CME is almost certainly heading for Earth. Stay tuned for updates as more data arrive from the NASA-ESA Heliophysics Fleet. Solar flare alerts:text, voice.

HUGE SUNSPOT TARGETS EARTH: One of the biggest sunspots in years is crossing the center of the solar disk, putting Earth in the way of potential eruptions. Rocky Raybell photographed the active region named “AR1944” yesterday from his backyard in Keller, Washington:

The sprawling sunspot contains dozens of dark cores, the largest big enough to swallow Earth three times over. This makes it an easy target for amateur solar telescopes — or even regular cameras. Raybell used an SX40 digital camera on a tripod whole holding a Baader solar filer over the lens to capture his image. Photo details may be found here.

Although AR1944 has been mostly quiet for days, flares are in the offing. The sunspot has an unstable ‘beta-gamma-delta’ magnetic field that could erupt at any time. NOAA forecasters estimate a 75% chance of M-class flares and a 30% chance of X-flares on Jan. 7th.

Above: A 4-day movie of AR1944 from the Solar Dynamics Observtory

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CME IMPACT: A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field on Jan. 7th at approximately 1500 UT. The glancing impact did not immediately spark a geomagnetic storm. However, storm conditions could develop as Earth travels through the CME’s wake. High latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras. Aurora alerts:text, voice.”

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Because this is the first CME of 2014, and probably–according to me, not Spaceweather or any other scientific organization— this CME could affect us a bit differently than previous ones. I say this because, again–according to me, not or any other scientific organization–I believe the Sun completed it’s magnetic pole flip with the completion of December 2013. I’m working on an article about this topic but wanted to mention it here in relation to this first 2014 X-class CME.

This x-class CME may be ringing your head like a bell too but it’s a positive thing even though these CMEs cause varying degrees of physical pains and/or “ascension flu” symptoms etc. Hang in there everyone and pay attention to any Higher Awareness information or perceptions you may receive now or over the next few days. The NEW Solar Surf energy is up and pouring down into your Crown and flowing into your High Heart.

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January 7, 2014