Dutchsince | August 31 2012
A large solar filament has ruptured sending a blast of charged particles from layers above the sun’s surface in an “earth facing” direction.
This means we have the possibilities of power grid disruption, communications interruptions, possible out of the ordinary auroras in more central latitudes. Also watch for post arrival earthquake, and storm activity.
Monitor the ionospheric maps to see the ion flux as it arrives — this sometimes shows the hard hit areas which tend to display earthquake / storm excitement upon arrival of charged particles.
solar images / video available at: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/