N4JAW, to amateurradio
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Taking the BIG DOG #FT891 out for tomorrow's #pota #parksontheair activation. Hoping Helios will bless me with some #6m openings using my #buddipole yagi. @AmateurRadio #hamradio #solarcycle25 #geomagneticstorm

Buddipole 6 Meter Yagi

N4JAW, to amateurradio
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As the #solarcycle25 #geomagneticstorm was raging this morning 1400 UTC 10:00 EDT, this was me waving Goodbye to the 20 meter band this as my #WSPR beacon showed fading band propagation. #AmateurRadio #hamradio

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N4JAW, to amateurradio
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And 20m went KAPUT. I've succumbed to Mother Nature's . Running 20m simultaneously with to see what pans out on this activation.

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N4JAW, to GPS
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It's Working. Only one 20m #morsecode #qrp #QSO but 20m #FT8 saved the day. Difficult syncing #GPS but so far my tools are working against the BIG BAD #geomagneticstorm #amateurradio #hamradio #pota #parksontheair

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N4JAW, to amateurradio
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Not me! These are the tools I'm throwing at the BIG BAD #geomagneticstorm for this morning's #parksontheair #pota activation. A #hb1b for #cw #morsecode, #QDX for #FT8 & #qcxmini for #wspr. EXPERIMENTATION is the foundation on which #amateurradio #hamradio was built.

brejoc, to photography
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Maybe the best shot from yesterday. Later that night it got much darker, the magenta shifted to a red and a slight tint of greenish yellow could be seen. What a magnificent spectacle nature gave us here!

#photography #aurora #auroraborealis #geomagneticstorm #polarlichter #germany #polarlights #omsystem #om1 #mft #microfourthirds #olympus1240pro

ottaross, to random
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You'll see lots of Kp index number reports during this solar storm. That's a scale from zero to nine that combines global observations of disturbance K. You'll also see G-scale data from one to five.

Here's how the two relate:

Kp0 = Quiet
Kp1 = Quiet
Kp2 = Quiet
Kp3 = Unsettled
Kp4 = Active
Kp5 = Minor storm (G1)
Kp6 = Moderate storm (G2)
Kp7 = Strong storm (G3)
Kp8 = Severe storm (G4)
Kp9 = Extreme storm (G5)

#aurora #solarStorm #geomagneticStorm

AE4WX, to random
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G5 geomagnetic storm conditions observed

AE4WX,
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quantensalat, to hamradio
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Pretty unusual for south western Germany
#aurora
#hamradio
#geomagneticstorm

brejoc, to photography
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I always wanted to see the Northern Lights and thought I'd have to travel further up north on the globe. Now they came to Germany.

#photography #aurora #auroraborealis #geomagneticstorm #polarlichter #germany #polarlights #omsystem #om1 #mft #microfourthirds #olympus1240pro

N4JAW, to amateurradio
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Having a blast with some #parksontheair #pota #FT8 action today. Lots of #DX activity across both sides of the ocean. Did someone say something about a #geomagneticstorm? #amateurradio #hamradio

N4JAW, to amateurradio
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Heading out for some early morning #pota #parksontheair fun. Did I read something about a Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch? ☹️ #solarcycle25 #geomagneticstorm #solarflares #AmateurRado #hamradio

MaryMcIntyreAstro, to random

We had a brilliant display of from North Oxfordshire, UK - latitude 52' - overnight on 3rd/4th March 2024. I caught three separate bursts of activity, but this was the best of them. You can view the full length video, including footage from our aurora cam here: https://youtu.be/NtIrp7dzHNI?si=sfJTjXm8jEneYHK4

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CosmicRami, to Astro
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Heads up, friends.

A Class 4 Geomagnetic storm is headed our way for end of this week! There should be lots of nice aurora, even getting to mid-latitudes.

If you get to a dark sky, and have a phone that can do 30-sec exposures, you should be able to catch them. Point towards the N/S poles.

#Aurora #GeomagneticStorm #Sun #SpaceWeather #Astrodon

DoomsdaysCW, to Texas

via SpaceWeather.com

EARTH'S RING CURRENT JUST SPRANG A LEAK:

"During this past weekend's strong G3-class geomagnetic storm, low-latitude #auroras spread as far south as #Texas and #Arizona. Upon further review, most of those lights were not auroras at all. Everything #red in this montage is an 'SAR arc'.

"'On Nov. 5th, the ring current was pumped up by hours of strong geomagnetic storming, with energy dissipating into these SAR arcs,' says Jeff Baumgardner of Boston University's Center for Space Physics. 'It was a global event. Our cameras registered #SAR arc activity from #Italy to #NewZealand.'

"Recent research has linked SAR arcs to another phenomenon that is not an aurora: #STEVE. The #mauve ribbon in the sky was not originally thought to have anything to do with Earth's ring current. Yet in 2015, observers in New Zealand caught a bright red SAR arc transforming itself into STEVE like a caterpillar into a butterfly.

"On Nov. 5th, Mark Savage may have witnessed the same metamorphosis over Northumberland, #UK:

"Visible to the naked eye, STEVE materialized from an overhanging red arc. 'The entire process took about 10 minutes,' says Savage. This timescale roughly matches that of another SAR-to-STEVE transition observed over Canada in April 2022. Clearly, the two phenomena are linked, but researchers aren't sure how.

"'The connection is still elusive,' says Carlos Martinis, a leading researcher in the field at Boston University. 'Sometimes SAR arcs evolve into STEVE--but not always. This is a very active field of research, involving citizen scientists and researchers.'

"Did you see an SAR arc on Nov. 5th? Submit your pictures to Spaceweather.com."

https://spaceweather.com/

#SpaceWeather #RingCurrent #GeomagneticStorm #CitizenScience #RingArc #SARArc #SolarFlares #SolarCycle25

StellaLunaObs, to solar

A CME MIGHT HIT EARTH THIS WEEKEND: NOAA and NASA models agree that a full-halo CME is likely to hit Earth's magnetic field this weekend, probably during the late hours of Nov. 5th. The impact could produce a G2-class (Moderate) geomagnetic storm with auroras in northern-tier US states. Details and updates @ Spaceweather.com

N4JAW, to amateurradio
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N4JAW, to amateurradio
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N4JAW, to amateurradio
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I'm beginning to think Mother Nature is pissed off. The #spaceweatherwoman Dr. TamithaSkov gives forecast about approaching major #solarstorm #spaceweather #spacewx #solarcycle25 #geomagneticstorm #amateurradio #hamradio

Watch "A Whopper of a Storm Speeds Towards Earth | Space Weather News 20 July 2023" on YouTube https://youtube.com/watch?v=KsKDVOuboyw&feature=share9

N4JAW, to hamradio
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We're starting to feel the effects of the forecasted

N4JAW, to hamradio
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Mother Nature is relentless today. 90° in the shade before noon. Horrible #HFBAND conditions. #mclass #SolarFlares High #solarwinds and will likely get worse with approaching #geomagneticstorm #solarcycle25 #spaceweather #spacewx #hamradio #amateurradio #pota #parksontheair #cwoperator

N4JAW, to hamradio
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This is becoming like a soap opera. Minor G1 geomagnetic storm (Kp5) Threshold Reached: 14:45 UTC
#solarcycle25 #spaceweather #spacewx #geomagneticstorm #geomagneticstorms #solarstorms #solarstorm #AmateurRadio #hamradio

Geo Magnetic Strom Image courtesy: Spaceweatherlive.com

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NewScience101, to space

Still no indications of a direct CME hit here on east coast U.S. It's after 10 est.
I'm going to bed.
If anyone is planning to stay awake a bit and wait it out NOAA updates its aurora forecast page every 30 minutes.
(remember to hit refresh for latest)

pleasant dreams xo

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-30-minute-forecast

CosmicRami, to random
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A few days back, the Sun unleashed an Earth directed flare. It took a few days to arrive, but it finally came in the early hours of this morning.

Aurora have lit up the world since!

Astrophotographers have captured them in Victoria, Tasmania. The below Gorgeous photo by AsV member Eddie Pang was captured using iPhone 14 Pro of this morning’s aurora captured at the Astro. Society of Victoria's Leon Mow dark sky site north of Heathcote (VIC)

In the north, they are reporting aurora as far south as Kansas!

#Aurora #SolarStorm #GeomagneticStorm #SolarMax #Astrodon

CosmicRami,
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The Bureau of Meteorology's Space Weather Service track solar storms, and this one has been a doozy!

The top index is global, and the bottom index is Australian.

Somebody has certainly pissed off the Sun God, Ra as he screams towards the Solar Maximum.

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