More geomagnetic activity 16th March 2018-Updated 19th

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More geomagnetic activity 16th March 2018-Updated 19th

Post by Carbon60 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:05 am

A second wave of solar wind has arrived, sparking beautiful aurora and twitching magnetometers around the globe.

Here are my data from 14th to 16th March showing the two events as they unfolded here in the UK.

Hopefully some of you might have seen the resulting fireworks.
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Post by Montana » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:45 pm

Great to see Stu, I didn't know we had an event. It has been all cloudy here anyway so your magnetometer is always a better bet :hamster:
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Post by marktownley » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:14 am

Good catch Stu!
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Post by Carbon60 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:52 pm

Many thanks, Alexandra & Mark. Always good to hear your comments.

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Re: More geomagnetic activity 16th March 2018-Updated 19th

Post by Carbon60 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:41 am

There's further geomagnetic unrest as Earth penetrates deeper into fast flowing solar wind. Occasional intermittent southerly directed magnetic fields embedded within the plasma, as illustrated with reference to the attached NOAA data (when Bz goes negative), give a further kick to the potency of the storm.
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Post by Montana » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:06 pm

Very interesting! I notice Pete Lawrence posted pictures from his last Aurora flight of the year last night and they saw 'Steve'. He had some super images of it.

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Post by marktownley » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:30 pm

That's a super plot Stu!
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Post by Carbon60 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:47 am

Many thanks Alexandra & Mark. :)

I’m thinking of going on one of Peter’s flights next March, Alexandra. It seems to be about the best time to see some activity, especially if there’s some negative Bz ;)

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Post by marktownley » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:24 am

Great article on Spaceweather Stu http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?vie ... &year=2018

You should do a talk on the flight and get a free ride ;)
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Post by Carbon60 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:13 pm

Ha.... good idea, Mark.

Thanks for your comments and the link.

:)

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