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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2014, 10:23:08 AM »
Enlightenme and All who are in the northern US:
You may have a chance to see auroras tonight because of the G1 Geomagnetic Storm.
Although the G1 passed now maybe you can see auroras. This was on TWC.

Planetary K-index
 Now: Kp= 2   quiet
 24-hr max:  Kp= 5  storm
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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2014, 12:09:01 PM »
Barb, you must have been reading my mind!  I have always hoped to eventually be able to see those amazing auroras some time.  I know people just north of here have at least been able to once or twice, so I guess it is not out of the realm of possibility!  Thanks for the heads up!  ;) :D

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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2014, 01:13:55 PM »
Barb, you must have been reading my mind!  I have always hoped to eventually be able to see those amazing auroras some time.  I know people just north of here have at least been able to once or twice, so I guess it is not out of the realm of possibility!  Thanks for the heads up!  ;) :D

I really liked living farther north. Clear up on the Washington Peninsula. I did get a little glimpse of the aurora borealis.
It was thrilling! It was daylight to 10 PM at times.
Wishing you luck in seeing the lights.
Stay safe and warm.

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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2014, 07:49:34 AM »
Yowbarb Note: There are absolutely no Radio Blackouts or Geomagnetic Storm Watches going on. This will probably change soon.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

LOOKING DOWN THE DOUBLE BARREL:
Earth is looking down the double barrel of two potentially active sunspots: AR2010 and AR2014 have complex magnetic fields that harbor energy for strong eruptions, and both have grown since the week began. Click to view a movie of their development from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/25mar14/doublebarrel_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=jibc04t5i6hsojej2v65rfej70
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html (Nothing now.)

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/   Current Space Weather Conditions (Nada.)


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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2014, 04:12:38 PM »
Thanks for keeping us updated Barb!

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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2014, 09:37:06 PM »
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK04
Serial Number: 1699
Issue Time: 2014 Mar 26 0149 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 4
Threshold Reached: 2014 Mar 26 0142 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0000-0300 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 65 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska.

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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2014, 09:55:19 PM »
Space Weather Message Code: WATA20
Serial Number: 570
Issue Time: 2014 Mar 30 1759 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1 Predicted
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Mar 31: None (Below G1) Apr 01: None (Below G1) Apr 02: G1 (Minor)
THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2014, 08:28:28 AM »
http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

http://sdowww.lmsal.com/sdomedia/h264/2014/03/29/SSW_cutout_20140329T1730-20140329T1809_AIA_131-193-171_N10W32.mov

IMPULSIVE SOLAR FLARE SCRAMBLES RADIO SIGNALS: On Saturday, March 29th, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2017 erupted, producing a brief but intense X1-class solar flare. A flash of extreme UV radiation sent waves of ionization rippling through Earth's upper atmosphere and disturbed the normal propagation of terrestrial radio transmissions. Radio engineer Stan Nelson of Roswell, NM, was monitoring WWV at 20 MHz when the signal wobbled then disappeared entirely for several minutes:

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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2014, 08:27:32 AM »
http://spaceweather.com/

WAITING FOR CMES: Arriving a little later than expected, at least three CMEs are still en route to Earth. NOAA forecasters expect glancing blows to commence on April 2nd with a 60% chance of polar geomagnetic storms when the impacts begin. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.. Aurora alerts: text, voice

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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2014, 09:15:56 PM »
GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A minor geomagnetic storm is in progress on April 11-12th.

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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2014, 05:56:35 AM »
Yowbarb Note: Because of the earth - directed M flare on April 16th there will be a geomagnetic storm.
There is currently a G1 Geomagnetic Storm Watch.
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"A dark plume of plasma leaps out of the blast site, and some it it left the sun in the form of a faint, Earth-directed CME. NOAA forecasters expect the storm cloud to reach Earth on April 19th around 1800 UT, possibly sparking geomagnetic storms. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras."
- Spaceweather April 17th

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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2014, 08:56:58 AM »
Yowbarb Note:

"..the incoming storm may be too weak to detect."  - in today's video from suspicious0bservers

http://youtu.be/DhPr4Ri9GcI

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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2014, 02:40:10 PM »
Yowbarb Note:
According to SolarWatcher today's M7.3 solar flare could result in a K7 Geomagnetic Storm

At the same time the Geomagnetic Storm Watch for NOAA is posted at only G1 -this should change soon....


http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2014, 06:11:30 PM »
For a couple of days now my calls keep dropping, has anyone else been having this problem?  I just wonder if it is Geomagnetic or what?

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Re: Geomagnetic Warnings, Topic in Honor of Ed Douglas
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2014, 01:07:41 AM »
For a couple of days now my calls keep dropping, has anyone else been having this problem?  I just wonder if it is Geomagnetic or what?

Endtimesgal - now that you mention it -
it happened yesterday when my son called me and today when oldest daughter called me. Also yesterday when another daughter called me.
Before I knew the M7.3 solar flare happened I had trouble keeping on the net a couple of times. Also had trouble posting on this site  - once or twice...
I have also been really wiped out...
While I can't be sure it's related, I think it's a possibility.
There have been S1 Solar Radiation Storms on and off for three days...
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