A stealthy solar storm has hit Earth hard with an extra push from some fast solar wind. This is bringing aurora views all over the world, is causing HF radio propagation to drop, and causing errors and loss of lock in GPS devices, especially at high latitudes. Catch up with the details of the ongoing storm and see what else our sun has in store this week.
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For a more in-depth look at the data and images highlighted in this video see these links below.
Links coming momentarily…
Solar Imaging and Analysis:
STEREO-EUVI + SDO-AIA 360° Heliographic Maps: tcrb.nrl.navy.mil/~iuu/maps360…
Flare Analysis: lmsal.com/solarsoft/latest…
Computer Aided CME Tracking CACTUS: sidc.oma.be/cactus/out/lat…
GOES Xray: swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xra…
NOAA Sunspot Classifications: swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/latest/
GONG Magnetic Maps: gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/
LMSAL Heliophysics Events HEK lmsal.com/isolsearch
ACE Solar Wind: swpc.noaa.gov/ace/ace_rtsw…
Wang-Sheeley-Arge Solar Wind Prediction Model: swpc.noaa.gov/ws/
NASA ENLIL Model: iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSy…
NOAA ENLIL Model: swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/
Magnetosphere, Ionosphere, Atmosphere:
GOES Magnetometer: swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/mag…
Ionosphere D-Region Absorption (DRAP) model: swpc.noaa.gov/drap/
Auroral Oval Ovation Products: helios.swpc.noaa.gov/ovation/
POES Auroral Global Maps: swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/
Global 3-hr Kp index: swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_…
Wing Kp index prediction: swpc.noaa.gov/wingkp/index…
USGS Ground Magnetometers: geomag.usgs.gov/realtime/
Multi-Purpose Space Environment Sites:
Definition of Geomagnetic Storm, Radiation Storm, and Radio Blackout Levels:
None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of those who have provided all of this data for public use.
Images c/o NASA/ESA/CSA (most notably the superb SDO, SOHO, ACE, STEREO, CCMC, JPL & DSN teams, amazing professionals, hobbyists, institutions, organizations, agencies and amateurs such as those at the USAF/HAARP, NICT, NOAA, USGS, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Intellicast, Catatania, rice.edu, wisc.edu, sonoma.edu ucalgary.ca, rssi.ru, ohio-state.edu, solen.info, and more. Thanks for making Space Weather part of our every day dialogue.
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