July 2015 magnetic summary

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July 2015 magnetic summary

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:18 am

July was a pretty quiet month in terms of space weather, as we know from the reduced numbers of sunspots we've all noticed through our observations. In fact there was only one CME this month and this came from a collapsing large filament which crashed under gravity back into the photosphere, releasing as it impacted a Hyder Flare and CME. This was not Earth directed and instead brushed past us on July 23rd.

Other mildly geoeffective solar weather events arose from fast flowing solar wind emanating from coronal holes, which appeared at times throughout the month.
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Re: July 2015 magnetic summary

Post by Montana » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:05 am

A super summary Stu :bow :bow :hamster: very quiet indeed but then it was too light to enjoy any aurora anyway :)

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Post by marktownley » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:12 pm

An excellent summary Stu, thanks for sharing!
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Re: July 2015 magnetic summary

Post by Carbon60 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:46 am

Many thanks Alexandra/Mark.

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Re: July 2015 magnetic summary

Post by Derek Klepp » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:15 am

Thanks Stu is that single large spike just before midway significantly?

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Re: July 2015 magnetic summary

Post by Carbon60 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:16 am

Hi Derek,

There was quite a surge late on July 13th.

Here's the data from a magnetometer in France for the 13th.
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Probably a gust of solar wind.

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Re: July 2015 magnetic summary

Post by Derek Klepp » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:36 am

Thanks Stu

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Re: July 2015 magnetic summary

Post by Gert » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:59 am

Hi Stu,

What sort of sensor equipment would one need to record such data?

I have built a weather station around a raspberry PI.
http://drgert.dyndns.ws:8000/rpi/bmp085/bmp085.php

Similar ideas could be realized with magnetic sensors if those are accurate enough and readily available.

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Re: July 2015 magnetic summary

Post by Montana » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:02 am

Gert, all the info is here http://solarchat.natca.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10349

and also the progress of Mike who followed it :) http://solarchat.natca.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14485

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