The coronal mass ejection is directed at Earth and moving at about 3.1 million mph (5 million kph), SDO mission scientists said in a statement.Reaction to this kind of statement is frequently expressed in one short word. But the reporter, after only the briefest pause, possibly to inhale, hit return and rattled out the following:
"Due to its angle, however, effects on Earth should be fairly small. Nevertheless, it may generate space weather effects here on Earth in a few days," they added.Hard to do police rounds after that.
Today is the coldest day in Melbourne for years. Any 'weather effects' around your way?