Series of coronal holes spark G1 – Minor geomagnetic storming

Series of coronal holes spark G1 – Minor geomagnetic storming

Our planet is under the influence of a series of coronal holes since August 25, 2020, sparking unsettled to G1 – Minor geomagnetic storm conditions. The effect is expected to continue through at least September 2. G1 – Minor geomagnetic storm threshold was first…

G1 – Minor geomagnetic storm in progress

G1 – Minor geomagnetic storm in progress

A negative polarity, southern crown coronal hole extension has moved into a geoeffective position enhancing the solar wind environment. Unsettled levels are expected on April 21 as high speed stream (HSS) effects persist. By late April 22 (UTC), a positive polarity…

Rare, vivid blue auroras seen over Norway’s Lofoten Islands

Rare, vivid blue auroras seen over Norway’s Lofoten Islands

Rare, vivid blue auroras were seen over the night sky of Norway's Lofoten Islands on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Photographer Matthew Steinberg captured the majestic view, which he was able to finally witness after an entire day of snow, sleet, and heavy winds….

Unsettled geomagnetic field due to CH HSS influences

Unsettled geomagnetic field due to CH HSS influences

Solar wind parameters in 24 hours ending 12:30 UTC today were indicative of a slightly enhanced and disturbed interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) due to weak coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) influences. Total IMF strength was variable, but steadily increased…

G1 – Minor Geomagnetic Storm Watch in effect for October 24 and 25

G1 – Minor Geomagnetic Storm Watch in effect for October 24 and 25

A recurrent, positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) is anticipated to rotate into an Earth-connected position on October 24. As a result, a G1 – Minor Geomagnetic Storm Watch is in effect for Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25, 2019. A…

Enhanced solar wind environment after glancing blow from a slow-moving CME

Enhanced solar wind environment after glancing blow from a slow-moving CME

Solar wind parameters over the past 24 hours were indicative of enhanced solar wind environment, likely caused by a combination of a glancing blow from a slow-moving Coronal Mass Ejection and influences of a negative polarity CH HSS. Total IMF strength was at 5 to 6…

5 Earth-directed CMEs, G3 – Strong geomagnetic storm

5 Earth-directed CMEs, G3 – Strong geomagnetic storm

A several degree long solar filament south of the Region 2741 disappeared by approximately 15:14 UTC on May 13, 2019. Initial analysis suggests an Earth-directed component is likely with this Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). This is the fifth Earth-directed CME since…

Negative polarity CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storming

Negative polarity CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storming

An isolated, negative polarity Coronal Hole High Speed Stream (CH HSS) is affecting our planet on February 27 and 28, 2019, causing isolated periods of geomagnetic storming. Solar winds over the past 24 hours were indicative of an anticipated Solar Sector Boundary…

Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G1 – Minor geomagnetic storming

Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G1 – Minor geomagnetic storming

A large negative polarity coronal hole is affecting our planet, causing G1 – Minor geomagnetic storming. Geomagnetic K-index of 5 (G1 – Minor geomagnetic storm) threshold was reached at 01:37 UTC, January 5, 2019. Solar wind parameters, as measured by the DSCOVR…