Kp5 Geomagnetic Storm

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Kp5 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:06 am

With my magnetometer out of action for a while and an ever quietening Sun, it seems like ages since I last posted any magnetometer data.

Yesterday Earth was struck by a modest geomagnetic storm (Kp5) no doubt sparking beautiful aurora for those lucky enough to be at favourable latitudes and without cloud cover. The source was a stream of particles comprising the solar wind, released through a large coronal hole in the Sun's outer atmosphere and travelling at speeds in excess of 560km/sec.
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The comparison with professional data looks pretty good. I'm glad to say my magnetometer is back up and running fine.

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Kp5 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Montana » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:28 am

:hamster: :hamster: :beanie: great catch Stu and pretty much an exact match too, I look forward to more reports :D I wish we could have some clear skies, I've still never seen noctilucent clouds yet in my life and time is running out again for this year.

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Re: Kp5 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by highfnum » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:23 pm

good match :movie

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Re: Kp5 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by marktownley » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:56 pm

That's a great result Stu! You've got that system finely tuned to get such correlation with the professionals.
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Re: Kp5 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:14 pm

Thanks guys. Hopefully more to come :)

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Lunt LS60THa B1200 PTFT
150mm H-alpha Solar telescope with Lunt35 mod
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More images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/solarcarbon60/

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