G2 Geomagnetic Storm

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G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:11 am

Hi all,

A moderate G2 storm is in progress, although subsiding after an overnight display of aurora for those lucky enough to see these things. The cause was a tip in the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) towards the south, opening up cracks in the magnetosphere and allowing charged particles in the solar wind to enter our atmosphere around the poles.

Here is my magnetometer record of the event.

ImageG2 Solar Storm 20150827 by Stuart Green, on Flickr

I was hoping for more action from AR2403, but this now seems less likely.

Thanks for looking.

Stu.
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Re: G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Montana » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:02 am

Fabulous record of the event :bow :bow :hamster: we just need some dark clear nights to see the fireworks too :)

Alexandra

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Re: G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:55 am

Thanks Alexandra.

The storm is continuing 'as we speak'.

Stu.
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Re: G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by marktownley » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:45 pm

A good record Stu!
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