October Geomag Summary with AR2192 overlay

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October Geomag Summary with AR2192 overlay

Post by Carbon60 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:21 am

Hi All,

What a month for solar observers! AR2192 certainly put on a spectacular show and there are indeed some fabulous images of it on this site. Well done to all who saw and imaged it. However, despite the many M-class and several X-class solar flares, the geomagnetic effects from this active region were almost non-existent, demonstrating that flares (even big ones) do not necessarily lead to CME's. I've plotted the geomagnetic activity recorded here in Preston UK on my magnetometers for October and overlaid the flare activity from AR2192 using data from SolarHam http://www.solarham.net/solarflares.htm. As you will see, other than a little geomagnetic unrest and minor storm early on, there was very little geomagnetic activity to speak of during the course of its transit. Certainly there were no major CME/geomag events!

So, whilst spectacular to see, from a geomagnetic standpoint AR2192 was a bit of a damp squib :lol:
October Summary with flare history.jpg
I hope you find this interesting.

Thanks for looking.

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Re: October Geomag Summary with AR2192 overlay

Post by Derek Klepp » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:37 am

Thanks Stu

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Post by grimble_cornet » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:26 am

Great presentation Stu and some very interesting data - thanks for passing this on :bow2
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Post by swisswalter » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:43 pm

H Stuart

thank you so much for that report
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Post by Montana » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:41 am

That is absolutely fascinating work Stu and a brilliant presentation :bow :bow :bow

Out of service!! :lol: were you on holiday?

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Post by Carbon60 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:56 pm

Thanks everyone. Glad you appreciate the data.

Computer crash, unfortunately, Alexandra, but thankfully easily resolved with a re-boot once I'd noticed it wasn't collecting data for a while.

Cheers

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Post by marktownley » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:06 am

Great overview Stu, I have some aurora shots from the 27th (when I finally get round to getting them off the memory card).
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Post by Carbon60 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:02 pm

Excellent, Mark.

When you're ready, let me know the start/end times and I'll pull out the relevant data and see if we have a match.

Cheers

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Post by Montana » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:02 pm

Aahh not such a nice out of service then :(

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Post by Marcello » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:20 pm

Hi Stu, that's absolutely interesting! Thanks
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Post by Carbon60 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:25 pm

Montana wrote:Aahh not such a nice out of service then :(

Alexandra
Hi Alexandra,
My holiday came a little later :D
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Re: October Geomag Summary with AR2192 overlay

Post by Carbon60 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:26 pm

Marcello wrote:Hi Stu, that's absolutely interesting! Thanks
Many thanks, Marcello.
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