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Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:54 am
by MPMalloy
Space Weather

From FEMA:

Space weather:
○ Past 24 hours: MODERATE; Solar radiation storms reaching the S2 level occurred. Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level occurred
○ Next 24 hours: STRONG; Geomagnetic storms reaching the G3 level are likely. Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level are expected. Radio blackouts reaching the R3 level are expected

(title edited and topic moved by NT2C 12/01/18)

Re: Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:29 pm
by MPMalloy
CBC World at 6 reports that there will be aurora borealis as far south as Toronto tonight & next week.

Re: Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:10 pm
by Confucius
Fingers crossed for a light show here in Montana tonight...

Well, other than fire.

Re: Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:36 pm
by MPMalloy
Confucius wrote:Fingers crossed for a light show here in Montana tonight...
Well, other than fire.
Seeing the AB is something on my bucket list.

Re: Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:14 pm
by Halfapint
MPMalloy wrote:
Confucius wrote:Fingers crossed for a light show here in Montana tonight...
Well, other than fire.
Seeing the AB is something on my bucket list.
Fly up to Fairbanks in the spring and fall they are SUUUUUPER cool. Flying in you can almost feel the radiation mutating your genes! Excuse me while I go cut off this 3rd hand that's growing out my side. Joking aside, it is really cool to get up there and 35,000' and seeing them dance.

Re: Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:17 am
by MPMalloy
Thursday, September 7th, 2017:

• Space weather:
○ Past 24 hours: STRONG; Solar radiation storms reaching the S2 level occurred. Radio blackouts reaching the R3 level occurred
○ Next 24 hours: STRONG; Geomagnetic storms reaching the G3 level are likely. Solar radiation storms reaching the S2 level are expected. Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level are expected

Re: Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:25 am
by voyaginator
:Issued: 2017 Sep 08 1205 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
Solar-terrestrial indices for 07 September follow.
Solar flux 129 and estimated planetary A-index 38.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1200 UTC on 08 September was 5.

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been severe. :oops:
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G4 level occurred.
Solar radiation storms reaching the S2 level occurred.
Radio blackouts reaching the R3 level occurred.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be strong. :shock:
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G3 level are expected.
Solar radiation storms reaching the S2 level are expected.
Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level are expected.

Re: Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:15 pm
by MPMalloy
Space weather for Saturday, September 9th, 2017:

From FEMA:
Past 24 hours: Severe; geomagnetic storms reaching G4 level, solar radiation storms reaching S2 level, and radio blackouts reaching R2 level occurred
Next 24 hours: Moderate; geomagnetic storms reaching G2 level, solar radiation storms reaching S1 level, and radio blackouts reaching R2 level expected

Re: Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:02 am
by MPMalloy
Space Weather via FEMA for Sunday, September 10th, 2017:
o Past 24 hours: Minor; radio blackouts reaching R1 level occurred
o Next 24 hours: Moderate; radio blackouts reaching R2 level expected

Re: Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:00 am
by MPMalloy
From FEMA:

Space Weather:
o Past 24 hours: Moderate; geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level & solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level occurred
o Next 24 hours: Moderate; geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level expected

Re: Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:56 am
by MPMalloy
Space weather for Thursday, September 28th, 2017 & Friday, September 29th, 2017:

From FEMA:
Space Weather: Past 24 hours: Strong - Geomagnetic storms reaching G3 have occurred; Next 24 hours: Moderate – Geomagnetic storms reaching G2 expected

Re: Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:04 am
by MPMalloy
From ABC (Australia): Space weather and the very real risks the Sun poses to Earth
During the depths of the Vietnam War a series of American mines exploded, apparently without cause. No ships were in the area to trigger them and espionage was ruled out.

The official explanation reads like a science-fiction novel: a cloud of plasma ejected from the Sun collided with and compressed Earth's magnetic field, causing the spontaneous explosions.

A recent research paper has reconfirmed the long-held suspicions that space weather was to blame.

And according to Dr Richard Marshall from the Bureau of Meteorology's space weather team, who wasn't part of the study, the results are far from fictional.

So how does space weather work and what are the potential consequences for our increasingly tech-dependent world?

Re: Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:40 am
by NT2C
I took the liberty of moving this topic to an area I think better suits it. I also shortened the title a little. If you disagree with these changes MP, just let me know and I'll revert everything back the way it was. This topic may also be stickied at some point in time, should it generate enough interest.

Re: Space weather 9/6/2017

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:18 am
by MPMalloy
NT2C wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:40 am
I took the liberty of moving this topic to an area I think better suits it. I also shortened the title a little. If you disagree with these changes MP, just let me know and I'll revert everything back the way it was. This topic may also be stickied at some point in time, should it generate enough interest.
8-)