Geomagnetic Unrest 20th March 2021- UPDATED

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Geomagnetic Unrest 20th March 2021- UPDATED

Post by Carbon60 »

Hi All,

Earth has just entered a fast flowing stream of solar wind (>600 km/s) with fluctuating Interplanetary Magnetic Field (Bz), which is giving rise to geomagnetic unrest.

Here are my data, captured on my magnetometer buried in my garden here in the UK.
20210320_Geomagnetic Unrest.jpg
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The source is a southern coronal hole and the effect is likely to be around for the next two-three days. A good time for Aurora watchers.

Thanks for looking.

Stu.
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Re: Geomagnetic Unrest 20th March 2021

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Oooh looking good :hamster: pity we have cloud :(

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Re: Geomagnetic Unrest 20th March 2021- UPDATED

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Thanks, Alexandra,

Here's an updated version. Looks like it was quite an unsettled night. The 'unrest' was upgraded to G2 storm.
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Re: Geomagnetic Unrest 20th March 2021- UPDATED

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Great to see your observation of the storm Stuart :bow

No sign of aurora last night around midnight when I left the sugar bush, but the moon was still up as well.

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An excellent record Stu!


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