Stong Kp7 G3 Geomagnetic Storm

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Stong Kp7 G3 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:22 am

Hi All,

Yesterday the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) tipped south. The solar wind and southerly magnetic field carried by it connected with our own magnetic field and allowed charged particles (mainly protons and electrons) to enter our atmosphere, creating strong and beautiful aurora.

As a G3 storm (Kp7) this was the strongest since last September.

Magnetometer data below.
20150107 South IMF Kp7.jpg
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Re: Stong Kp7 G3 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by marktownley » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:24 am

Good data Stu, shame it was cloudy at the time, there was a good chance of seeing something from that one...
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Post by Derek Klepp » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:13 am

Thanks Stu

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Post by Montana » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:04 pm

Great data :bow pity I will never be able to make one.

I saw this on Spaceweather this morning, I always read these alerts a day late, I felt better that it was cloudy all night :lol:

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Post by grimble_cornet » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:19 pm

Wow....... that is impressive and explains the two aurora alerts I got yesterday :bow :beanie: :bow

Better get the soldering iron out and start work on mine :lol:
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Post by marktownley » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:08 pm

grimble_cornet wrote:Better get the soldering iron out and start work on mine :lol:
Yes, come one, get a move on, I want to copy what you're doing ;) :P
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Post by swisswalter » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:48 pm

Hi Stuart

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Re: Stong Kp7 G3 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:01 am

Thanks everyone.

Hopefully the 'Magnetometer Project' thread will help describe at the practical level how to build one of these.

Mike G will work through the process described in my tutorial and we'll work out any wrinkles along the way.

Cheers

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