Strong M7.3 Solar Flare April 18, 2014

Apr 18, 2014
Active Region 12036 unleashed a long duration (LDE) M7.3 Solar Flare today at 13:03 UTC. Associated with this blast was a very powerful Halo coronal mass ejection (CME). The spread of this eruption released from the solar corona does indicate a possible earth-directed component that could impact earths magnetic field early April 21st where a strong Geomagnetic storm (Kp 7) could be possible.