G1 Solar Storm 3rd August

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G1 Solar Storm 3rd August

Post by Carbon60 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:49 pm

A fast flowing solar wind stream, peaking at around 570km/s, with embedded CME struck Earth's magnetic field yesterday, generating a G1 solar storm and beautiful aurora. Here are my magnetometer data showing the event as it unfolded from around noon onwards (UT).

Image20160803_Kp5 by Stuart Green, on Flickr

Image20160803_Kp5_Rate of change by Stuart Green, on Flickr

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Re: G1 Solar Storm 3rd August

Post by highfnum » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:00 pm

nice
this storm made news here in NY

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Re: G1 Solar Storm 3rd August

Post by marktownley » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:10 am

Nice record Stu! I'm hoping these coronal holes hang around for another month or so, we're off to Iceland in a couple of weeks and have seen pictures from over there of the aurora from the past days. Very early for the season, but if conditions are similar and i'm up at 2am there's a decent chance I should get something. I wasn't going to take the DSLR, but after seeing images from the past couple of days I think I will have to make space for it ;)
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Re: G1 Solar Storm 3rd August

Post by Montana » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:02 am

Spectacular! that was just the time I got a Calsky alerter too :hamster: :bow

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Re: G1 Solar Storm 3rd August

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:55 am

Thanks Alexandra/'Highfnum'.

Good luck with the Aurora hunting, Mark.

So satisfying to see activity when the clouds otherwise block the view.

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