Prolonged geomagnetic storming, isolated periods of G2 – Moderate levels

Prolonged geomagnetic storming, isolated periods of G2 – Moderate levels

Earth is under the influence of a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) for several days now. Enhanced solar wind parameters are expected to continue through October 1, with G3 – Strong geomagnetic storm levels possible today. G2 – Moderate…

Geoeffective coronal hole, geomagnetic storm in progress

Geoeffective coronal hole, geomagnetic storm in progress

A co-rotating interaction region (CIR) – the transition zone between slow- and fast-moving streams of solar wind – has hit Earth's magnetic field on June 14, 2016, sparking geomagnetic storms. As of 19:55 UTC, a G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm is in progress and…

Recurrent CH HSS causing geomagnetic storms

Recurrent CH HSS causing geomagnetic storms

A recurrent, negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) has hit Earth's magnetic field causing geomagnetic storms on June 5, 2016. A G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm watch is currently in effect. This same CH HSS has affected Earth on May 8 with…

G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm

G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm

Enhanced solar wind conditions have fueled elevated geomagnetic field activity early May 2, 2016. Geomagnetic storms reaching G2 – Moderate levels have been observed. Geomagnetic K-index of 5 (G1 – Minor geomagnetic storm) threshold was first reached at 00:37 UTC on…

Recurrent CH HSS causing geomagnetic storming on Earth

Recurrent CH HSS causing geomagnetic storming on Earth

Our planet is passing through a stream of fast-moving, negative polarity solar wind. Geomagnetic storming reached G1 – Minor levels at 17:24 UTC. A G2 – Moderate warning is in effect for the rest of the UTC day. This is a recurrent CH HSS, responsible for G3 -…

G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm in progress

G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm in progress

After strong G3 geomagnetic storm on March 6 and 7, solar wind parameters increased again around 04:00 UTC on March 11. The cause is most likely a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from March 6. Interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) total field (Bt) valuese steadly…

CME hits Earth, G3 Strong geomagnetic storming expected

CME hits Earth, G3 Strong geomagnetic storming expected

The December 28th coronal mass ejection (CME) produced by the long duration M1.8 solar flare passed the ACE spacecraft at 00:02 UTC on December 31 and reached our planet at 00:51 UTC. Geomagnetic K-index of 4 threshold was reached at 01:05 UTC. The impact is…

M-class solar flares erupting behind the Sun’s northeast limb

M-class solar flares erupting behind the Sun’s northeast limb

An active region currently positioned behind the northeast limb erupted with two M-class solar flares by 10:19 UTC on December 21, 2015. The first event started at 00:52, peaked at 01:03 as M2.8 and ended at 01:11 UTC. The second event started at 10:09, peaked at…

Geomagnetic storms reaching G2 Moderate levels in progress

Geomagnetic storms reaching G2 Moderate levels in progress

A halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) generated by December 16th C6.6 solar flare has reached our planet on December 19 causing enhanced solar wind conditions, prolonged period of the southward magnetic field and planetary geomagnetic storms reaching G2 Moderate…