Geomagnetic activity at normal levels while another CME impact expected

Geomagnetic activity at normal levels while another CME impact expected

NOAA/SWPC reported that the G1 (minor) Geomagnetic Storm has ended with the return of normal solar wind conditions. Currently solar winds blow at speed of 419.1 km/sec. Earthbound proton levels are now below the S1 Minor Radiation Storm threshold and geomagnetic

CME will likely pass above Earth’s north side on Jan 22, auroras expected

CME will likely pass above Earth’s north side on Jan 22, auroras expected

NOAA/SWPC have determined that the CME from Active Region 1402 near disk center from the latest M3 solar flare will likely pass above (north) of Earth. This glancing blow will cause just G1 (Minor) Geomagnetic Storm activity. We can expect first signs  starting from

A minor solar wind stream is buffeting Earth’s magnetic field

A minor solar wind stream is buffeting Earth’s magnetic field

A minor solar wind stream is buffeting Earth’s magnetic field. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras.Solar windspeed: 469.1 km/secdensity: 2.3 protons/cm3The Radio Sun10.7 cm flux: 135 sfuPlanetary K-indexNow: Kp= 1 quiet24-hr max: Kp=

Minor solar wind stream could spark auroras tonight

Minor solar wind stream could spark auroras tonight

 Earth is entering a minor solar wind stream that could spark auroras around the Arctic Circle. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for Northern Lights tonight.Solar windspeed: 452.2 km/secdensity: 1.5 protons/cm3The Radio Sun10.7 cm

Beautifull auroras and the interplanetary magnetic field

Beautifull auroras and the interplanetary magnetic field

Officially, the odds of a geomagnetic storm on Nov. 24th were small but dedicated aurora watchers still had some opportunity to take some nice images of beautifull sky game. Auroras have been flickering around the Arctic Circle for several days. These displays are not

Big sunspot starting to release X-class solar flares

Big sunspot starting to release X-class solar flares

NOAA forecasters have upgraded the chance of X-class solar flares today to 20%. The source would be AR1339, one of the biggest sunspots in many years. The active region rotated over the sun’s eastern limb two days ago and now it is turning toward Earth.The Radio

Minor geomagnetic storm subsiding

Minor geomagnetic storm subsiding

The solar wind was at increased levels Tuesday morning and combined with a south tilting Bz, it stirred up a minor geomagnetic storm at high latitudes. Things have since returned to quieter levels.Solar activity increased to moderate levels Monday with three M-Class

Another level M-Class flare

Another level M-Class flare

Another low level M-Class flare, this time raching M1.3 took place at 13:00 UTC Friday morning. The source of this flare was Sunspot 1319 which is approaching the western limb.Space Weather Prediction Center has just released a new page and tool to help predict