Posted on March 15, 2013 by Jean

INCOMING CME: A magnetic eruption on the sun during the early hours of March 15th6a00d83462eb8d69e20176167f7256970c-300wihurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) directly toward Earth.  NOAA forecasters estimate a 70% chance of polar geomagnetic storms when the CME arrives on March 17th.  High-latitude and possibly even middle-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend. Visit for more information and updates.