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SEVERE GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS: A severe G4-class geomagnetic storm is in progress on June 22nd. This follows a series of rapid-fire CME strikes to Earth's magnetic field during the past 24 hours. Magnetic fields in the wake of the latest CME are strongly coupled to Earth's own magnetic field. This is a condition that could sustain the geomagnetic storm for many hours to come. High- and mid-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras tonight, especially during the hours around local midnight.
originally posted by: pronto
a reply to: Chadwickus
bugga may have to come off the dry, rug up and stand outside tonight.
first time i saw the event was back in 1982 freezin cold night out in the paddocks spotting bunnies with the shottie
i was left wanting for words
originally posted by: awatara
a reply to: intrptr
Absolutely, both poles! I'm hoping for a few minutes of clear sky in the Netherlands for tonight, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to happen. Massive overcast... :S
On this website you can see a real-time simulation based on nasa's solar wind data.
Europe, Australia, North America
I'm just wondering if this recent CME was the cause of New Zealand's radar outage...
Radar failure in New Zealand temporarily grounds all flights
Due to an extended outage of SOHO LASCO coronagraph imagery, accurate
analysis of any CMEs associated with the X2, M1, and M3 flares is
degraded, at best. However, the presence of the Type II radio sweep
combined with SDO/AIA 304 imagery indicated there was likely a CME
associated with the X2 flare with at least a portion of the plasma cloud
directed at Earth.