G1 Geomagnetic Storm

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G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:04 pm

Hi all,

After days of relative calm, the anticipated solar wind has arrived, sparking a G1 solar storm and twitching magnetometers around the globe, including my own here in the UK.

There is no mistaking its arrival.
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Assuming that this is just the start, then there might be a good display of the aurora over night. Good luck if you're in a position to view.

Thanks for looking.

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Re: G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by marktownley » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:28 pm

Lots of UK aurora pictures coming in via social media
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Post by Carbon60 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:42 am

Thanks Mark. I'm not surprised as the geomagnetic unrest continued vigorously throughout the night. Here's an update from my magnetometer.
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It's still only a G1 storm (maybe touching G2), but at this time of the year Earth seems particularly responsive to even the slightest breath of solar wind.

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Post by Montana » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:02 am

I thought you would have caught this Stu :hamster: I had a red alert from Lancaster Aurora watch. Then checking FB Pete Williamson said they were visible from Shropshire. So within 10 minutes I was out and stood in the cow field with one foot covered in cow pat. I took lots of images over 30 minutes and I thought I could see green on the view finder but looking on the computer last night I can't see anything at all :( I need to sort my shoe out tonight as well, the sock is in the wash :(

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Post by Carbon60 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:12 pm

Ha.....That's so funny, Alexandra. Taking photos with a shoe full of cow poo. Now that's dedication (or desperation). :lol:

My view north is diabolical, so not a lot of chance of seeing anything, even like last night when the conditions were almost perfect. I hope you do find something 'on film' to make your excursion worthwhile.

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Post by Montana » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:04 pm

Mmm yes! it was cold and wet and oozing down my sock, I must be mad!! I am not in the hubbies best books either as I have spread it round the house too. Now I realise I had the camera on the wrong ISO, I should have been on 400 not 200, no wonder they are blank :( The comedy of mad astronomers :lol:
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Post by marktownley » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:08 pm

Funny! :D

I did look, but my northerly window from Brierley Hills is street light [hot place]...
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Post by Montana » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:37 pm

I've just had a proper look at my images and I took just one right at the beginning at ISO400 and 10 seconds. I have turned up the vibrance only and perhaps there is a hint of green near the horizon, what do you think? 21:58UT

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Post by marktownley » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:08 pm

Maybe, i'm not convinced though... I normally shoot 30s at iso800 for aurora.
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Re: G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:31 pm

Looks like a hint of green to me :)
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Re: G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:38 pm

BTW... I was asked 'what does quiet look like' ?

Here's the geomagnetic record for November 6th which was a quiet day between periods of activity.
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As you can see, pretty much flat.

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