Geomagnetic storm sparks beautiful aurora

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Geomagnetic storm sparks beautiful aurora

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:40 am

No aurora pics here, but the aurora are in the news today as gusty solar winds from a coronal hole hit our planet last night and energised our upper atmosphere to beautiful effect.

There was a significant spike in magnetic flux through my magnetometer at around 19:00 UT indicating a respectable geomagnetic storm was in progress. Sadly clouds all around and a restricted northerly view meant that I didn't get to see the show. Hopefully some of you did.

Here are the data from September 27th through the set of events until this morning.
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Thanks for looking.

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Re: Geomagnetic storm sparks beautiful aurora

Post by Montana » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:58 am

I got an alert again but sadly clouds, there were small holes but I know from previously that you need a really clear sky to see anything at all. Well, we can keep hoping for tonight :)

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Re: Geomagnetic storm sparks beautiful aurora

Post by Carbon60 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:37 am

Slightly clearer last night, but still no real prospects to see anything in the north.

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Re: Geomagnetic storm sparks beautiful aurora

Post by marktownley » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:39 am

Good record of the event Stu!
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