Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)

Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are large expulsions of plasma and magnetic field from the Sun’s corona. They can eject billions of tons of coronal material and carry an embedded magnetic field (frozen in flux) that is stronger than the background solar wind interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) strength. CMEs travel outward from the Sun at speeds ranging from slower than 250 kilometers per second (km/s) to as fast as near 3000 km/s. The fastest Earth-directed CMEs can reach our planet in as little as 15-18 hours. Slower CMEs can take several days to arrive. They expand in size as they propagate away from the Sun and larger CMEs can reach a size comprising nearly a quarter of the space between Earth and the Sun by the time it reaches our planet.


You can learn about coronal mass ejections (CME) at NOAA or Wikipedia for more official definitions. But it was Tamitha’s mini courses that really allowed me to begin to understand the importance of the sun’s blasts of magnetically charged materials. The constant solar wind carries these massive explosions out into space, and can cause major effects to the planets that the ejection’s material hits. These can be the cause of geomagnetic storms, and further science will be needed to understand the suns connection to our own heartbeat, cardiac rhythms, and blood flow.

“Coronal Mass Ejections and Aliens” by Tamitha Skov the Space Weather Woman. Check out her entire Mini Course Playlist here.

These ejections can be seen in ENLIL, and what we are basically watching for are primarily “earth directed CMEs”.

From an astrological point of view, I find it extremely enlightning to consider what is occuring when the CME takes off from the sun and especially interesting to witness the events that seem to occur in our lives when CME’s come close enough to affect our magnetic field and magnetopause doubles back. It’s obvious how much it affects our Earth at these times!

Energy is pulled in at the poles and enter into our atmosphere, planet and causes energetic changes we are only beginning to really understand.