Minor Solar Storm (Kp5)

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Minor Solar Storm (Kp5)

Post by Carbon60 » Wed May 06, 2015 8:05 pm

Hi all,

A CME released from the Sun on May 2nd finally reached Earth in the early hours of this morning, sparking a minor geomagnetic storm (Kp5) as seen on my magnetometer record below. The impact event itself was weak, as indicated by the arrow, but the storm is continuing to rumble on as Earth passes through the plasma wake, meaning that Aurora are likely at high latitudes tonight. Probably better in the darker skies in the south.
20150506_CME_Kp5.jpg
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Re: Minor Solar Storm (Kp5)

Post by grimble_cornet » Wed May 06, 2015 8:23 pm

Good stuff Stu - thanks for the heads-up :bow2


I have just checked mine and have a good match :P
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Re: Minor Solar Storm (Kp5)

Post by swisswalter » Thu May 07, 2015 4:17 am

Hi Stuart

a great report, thanks for sharing
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Re: Minor Solar Storm (Kp5)

Post by marktownley » Thu May 07, 2015 5:36 am

A good record Stu!
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Re: Minor Solar Storm (Kp5)

Post by Montana » Thu May 07, 2015 9:24 am

Excellent :hamster: :hamster: :hamster:

It is now not really getting dark properly so I guess seeing faint aurora is out of the question.

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Re: Minor Solar Storm (Kp5)

Post by Derek Klepp » Thu May 07, 2015 11:02 am

Thanks Stu

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Re: Minor Solar Storm (Kp5)

Post by Carbon60 » Thu May 07, 2015 11:17 am

Thanks everyone.

Your feedback is much appreciated.

Cheers

Stu.
Lunt LS60THa B1200 PTFT
150mm H-alpha Solar telescope with Lunt35 mod
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Fluxgate Magnetometers (1s and 150s Cadence)
More images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/solarcarbon60/

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