G2 Geomagnetic Storm

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G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:40 pm

Hi All,

The early hours this morning (UT) brought a G2 class geomagnetic storm as a result of high speed solar wind. This sparked stunning aurora, as reported on Spaceweather.com and produced a strong response on my magnetometers, as shown below.
G2 Geomagnetic Storm 20150410.jpg
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The storm has subsided now, so the chances of impressive aurora tonight are diminishing.

Thanks for looking.

Stu.
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Re: G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by DSobserver » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:58 pm

yes indeed aurora forecast is currently good!

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Re: G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by grimble_cornet » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:21 pm

Great stuff Stuart :bow

I saw that trace on my laptop screen this morning and thought 'whoopee' :P
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Re: G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by marktownley » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:24 pm

Good catch of the event stuart
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Re: G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by swisswalter » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:07 am

Hi Stuart


great catch, thanks for sharing
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Re: G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Derek Klepp » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:27 am

Thanks Stu

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Re: G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Montana » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:37 pm

Superb!! and what colours on the eclipse pic :hamster: :hamster: :bow

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Re: G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by GuillermoBarrancos » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:14 am

This is indeed nice and stunning catch of the Aurora! Should look more often in this section.

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