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Interesting thread on this ( from yesterday )I thought this had happened last week .. mistaken it seems
The geomagnetic storm could reach category G2, which is moderately strong according to the agency.
"Event analysis and model output suggest CME arrival around midday on 11 Oct, with lingering effects persisting into 12 Oct," it added, with midday in the US meaning late afternoon and early evening in the UK.
I’ve had the app for years, yeah a C class flare hitting us…I have only seen Northern lights once here back in the mid 90’s Magical, would be great to see them again.So the CME from that Solar Flare hit us directly early AM and will continue at varying degrees for next day or so. Potential for AURORA here in Ireland but most likely for those up more Northerly.
@Truthisfree If interested this is a great site with live data and charts etc about space weather and this event
SPACEWEATHERLIVE.com - Real-time auroral and solar activity
( nice to hear from you @Truthisfree .. )I’ve had the app for years, yeah a C class flare hitting us…I have only seen Northern lights once here back in the mid 90’s Magical, would be great to see them again.
Indeed ... and here he is bringing tears to everyone else ...
@StatsmanWhat did the moon do to deserve this?
Another big flare incoming Halloween
Real chance of seeing Northern lights here from this…A major solar flare was seen as a bright flash at the sun's lower center this week, captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This is one of the strongest solar storms in the star's current weather cycle.www.dw.com
@Truthisfree So we await for this big CME tonight/tomorrow. This one is way stronger than the last one a week or two ago, Its a strong G3 geomagnetic storm. The coronal mass ejection was launched by the X1.0 solar flare of 28 October. Takes a few days to reach us from the Sun.
This one could cause issues with power outages etc. Already the expected SPACEX crew launch to ISS tomorrow has been postponed until Wednesday.
" Radio communications, including MF, HF, VHF, UHF, cellphones and some satellites, may be interrupted by an X1 class solar flare. "
Keep an eye here: