January 1st 2016 G2 Geomagnetic Storm

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January 1st 2016 G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:09 pm

Hi all,

After a short break my magnetometer is back up and running, just in time for nature's firework display overnight bringing in the New Year with a G2 geomagnetic storm (Kp6).

No chance of seeing the Aurora myself because of light pollution and a cluttered northern horizon (and clouds!!), although these are not a problem for my magnetometer, of course.
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Happy New Year everyone.

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Re: January 1st 2016 G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by marktownley » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:27 pm

Good capture Stu! I was 'out and about' round relatives last night for the new year and they had a low northern horizon (certainly compared to mine), alas all I could see was a see of light pollution in front of me with a low band of smog caused by all the fireworks that were going off.
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Post by grimble_cornet » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:13 pm

Very similar results here Stu - nice to see our instruments still compare fairly well although I think I have a little 'thermal creep' going on in the background :-)
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Post by Derek Klepp » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:03 am

Thanks Stu

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Post by marktownley » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:10 am

Good comparison Mike!
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Re: January 1st 2016 G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:51 am

Thanks Mark, Derek & Mike.

Glad to see you're still up and running, Mike. Yes, it looks like thermal drift (tricky with the changing ambient temps this time of year) but at least all the details look to be consistent between data sets.

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Post by grimble_cornet » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:51 pm

Yes, it still amazes me that I get this drift when the bat detector is wrapped in bubble-wrap inside an insulated coolbox which is heated and thermostatically controlled to +/- 0.5 degrees C; and the whole lot is then wrapped in a duvet and placed in a room where the temperature only changes by about +/- 4 degrees over a 24 hour cycle. It seems that anything more than a 0.3 degree change will distort the reading :o
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Re: January 1st 2016 G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Montana » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:03 pm

Well done to you both :hamster: :hamster: :bow :bow great to see these instruments up and running again :)

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Re: January 1st 2016 G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by highfnum » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:51 pm

yes :bow
not many doing this type of observation

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