FAST CORONAL MASS EJECTION..... (March 7th, 2011)
FAST CORONAL MASS EJECTION: A coronal mass ejection (CME) exploded from the vicinity of sunspot 1164 during the late hours of March 7th.
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It lept away from the sun traveling some 2200 km/s, making it the fastest CME since Sept. 2005.
A movie of the cloud prepared by Karl Battams of the Naval Research Lab seems to show a small but non-negligible Earth-directed component. This CME and at least one other could brush against Earth's magnetic field on March 9th or 10th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.