New Geomagnetic Storm Arrives 4th Jan 2019

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New Geomagnetic Storm Arrives 4th Jan 2019

Post by Carbon60 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:42 am

Hi all,

Anyone following the various space weather reports will have known that a geomagnetic storm was predicted for Jan 4th/5th. Sure enough, it HAS arrived, sparking beautiful aurora overnight. My repaired magnetometer (thankfully) recorded the event, which started at 21:46 UT on the 4th and is still continuing as we enter deeper into the solar wind stream. A good night for aurora chasers, maybe, assuming that the activity remains. It really depends on the orientation of the magnetic field held within the flowing plasma.
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Re: New Geomagnetic Storm Arrives 4th Jan 2019

Post by marktownley » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:49 am

Good catch Stu! I had a number of alerts on my phone but we're sat under grey skies typically. Glad the magnetometer is up and running again.
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Re: New Geomagnetic Storm Arrives 4th Jan 2019

Post by Montana » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:54 am

Fantastic Stuart, midnight looks like the best time :hamster: Still no alerts, I must check this out? however it has been cloudy forever so it didn't matter I missed it ;)

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Re: New Geomagnetic Storm Arrives 4th Jan 2019

Post by MapleRidge » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:36 am

Hi Stuart...

Great to see the readings you captured for the storm. Lots of cloud cover so no chance to catch a glimpse of any activity had it occurred.

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