Powerful 'Cannibal' solar burst will hit Earth tonight

Widespread auroras predicted.

Strong geomagnetic storm conditions are predicted with aurora displays possible even at mid-latitudes.

![solar flare erupting from surface of the sun and releasing the cannibal cme toward Earth.]

A powerful M9.8-class solar flare erupted from the sun on Wednesday (Nov. 29) releasing the cannibal CME (Image credit: NASA/ESA/SDO/SOHO)

Aurora chasers around the world are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a super-hot plasma eruption — known as a coronal mass ejection (CME) — that will slam into Earth tonight.

The rapid Earth-bound CME left the sun on Nov. 29 during a powerful M9.8-class solar flare eruption. But it isn’t alone. The speedy plasma outburst will merge with several slower upstream CMEs that left the sun a day earlier (Nov. 28), creating a “Cannibal CME” that will likely trigger a strong geomagnetic storm akin to a Nov. 5 event that supercharged auroras and STEVE around the world.

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