New geomagnetic storm arrives

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New geomagnetic storm arrives

Post by Carbon60 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:55 am

Hi,

A new geomagnetic storm is in progress as a fast flowing wind stream from a large coronal hole is currently pushing against Earth's magnetic bubble. The magnetosphere deflects most of the highly energetic particles, but induced electrical currents flowing in the upper reaches of our atmosphere and beyond drive geomagnetic events detectable here on Earth through our magnetometers.

Here are my data from yesterday and overnight.
20171025_Coronal Hole.jpg
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Good news for Aurora watchers.

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Re: New geomagnetic storm arrives

Post by Montana » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:10 am

Cracking results Stu :hamster: :bow I got an aurora alert whilst the rain beat down on the windows, always the same!
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Re: New geomagnetic storm arrives

Post by marktownley » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:07 am

Nice record Stu! We're over in Anglesey at the moment, got my eye out for this blowing solar wind, alas the skies have been dominated by cloud and rain too much. I have bought my DSLR and tripod though, so if there is the slightest chance of seeing anything I will try for some pickies!
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Re: New geomagnetic storm arrives

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:39 am

Thanks Alexandra/Mark,

One day....one day..... we'll get a storm AND clear skies.

Here's an update. The unsettled geomagnetic environment appears to be rumbling on.
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Re: New geomagnetic storm arrives

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:41 am

Not sure why the first chart got repeated.... :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: New geomagnetic storm arrives

Post by Montana » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:01 am

Nice to see it carrying on Stu, sometimes I wish I lived in Norway :)

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Re: New geomagnetic storm arrives

Post by marktownley » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:15 am

Nice additions! I'm expecting blistering aurora tonight from Anglesey - I have brought my DSLR then yesterday decided to check the batteries and guess what, they're all flat and I left the charger at home. Never rearranged all the accessory compartments after coming back from the eclipse - oh well! :D
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Re: New geomagnetic storm arrives

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:36 pm

It would be nice to see the aurora under home skies at least once, Alexandra, but I know what you mean.

Bad luck Mark. Don't you just hate it when that happens? Probably it will rain anyhow.

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