Aurora/Space Weather Chat 2012/2013
Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:29
Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:36
I'll be taking the cam (& tripod, Tim!) to work tonight, as the recent activity could keep the auroral oval well charged and the clouds look to be more sparse for my area.
Other images from that simulation can be found here, though I haven't managed to get their 3D simulations to work....
Posted 16 March 2012 - 21:08
Been a bit of activity on Aurora Watch uk today
Real Time Oval https://cssdp.ca/ssd...ts/rt_oval.html
Just off nights today so hoping cloud clears, looks like it might, and maybe a spike on the Aurora would be nice.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 14:07
# HALO CME ALERTS from the SIDC (RWC-Belgium), generated by CACTUS
The latest halo CME alert generated by the CACTus software package (2012/03/24, 00:36UT) is a backside event and will not affect the Earth.
This after a BGSauroraAlert tweet was the featured quote in Private Eye.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 21:23
NOAA NWS Space Weather Prediction Center
Space Weather for the past 24 hours has been at low levels. Region 1444 produced a lonely C-class x-ray event. The geomagnetic field has been at quiet levels for the past 24 hours.
SWPC forecasters are still anticipating the arrival of old Region 1429, late on 28 March.This region remains very active and last time around produced several Space Weather events.
For more information, please visit us at www.spaceweather.gov
Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:42
SIDC belgium also indicating a halo-CME from AR1444 (27th, 0312z) should reach us tomorrow.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:34
Hard to fathom how much plasma is tied up in those loops, and if one of them snaps during an eruption it'll probably be a decent CME.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 14:38
Posted 31 March 2012 - 20:12
Skies were completely clear for most of us too.
There was a slight chance owing to a strongly negative polarity, but had it faded the aurora would've gone with it - unlike when the magnetosphere is subject to a shock and subsequent after-effects for up to a day.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 22:07
Posted 21 April 2012 - 14:04
It looks as though we could get some extremely good new data products from this, with "Aurora Layer for Google Earth" for instance...