Season's Geomagnetic Activity

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Season's Geomagnetic Activity

Post by Carbon60 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:47 am

Hi All,

In spite of a relatively quiet Sun at the moment, Earth was struck by three Geoeffective solar events over the last three days, starting on Christmas Eve with a mild CME.
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This sparked beautiful Aurora and this one poignantly in the shape of an angel was captured by a friend of mine in Norway https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaimp/159 ... otostream/

Then on Christmas night the magnetic environment became unsettled, probably as a result of fast flowing solar wind, rather than a CME impact.
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Then last night the Geomagnetic environment became unsettled once again. No CME's were expected and this again is probably as a result of a fast flowing wind stream.
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This was recorded using my hi-res (1-second) magnetometer, as opposed to the others which were recorded at 2.5 minute intervals. This provides much finer detail, but takes a lot of number crunching.

Thanks for looking.

Have a wonderful 2015 everyone.

Stu.
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Re: Season's Geomagnetic Activity

Post by grimble_cornet » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:19 pm

Great set of data Stu - fascinating to match the geomagnetic data to visual observations.
My Bat 5 is on its way so must re-read your pdf and get ready to have a play :-)
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Re: Season's Geomagnetic Activity

Post by Montana » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:03 pm

How wonderful to live in Norway and be able to see that on Christmas eve!

Amazing data Stu :bow2

I wish you a geomagnetically active 2015
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Post by swisswalter » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:33 pm

Hi Stuart

thank you for the Christmas Report. Wonderful. Have a great 2015 in any way
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Post by Derek Klepp » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:39 pm

Thanks Stu look foward to these in 2015

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Re: Season's Geomagnetic Activity

Post by marktownley » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:24 am

Good results Stu!
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Re: Season's Geomagnetic Activity

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:29 am

Many thanks everyone for your kind comments and good wishes.

Here's hoping for an active 2015!

Cheers

Stu.
Lunt LS60THa B1200 PTFT
150mm H-alpha Solar telescope with Lunt35 mod
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