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IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be active with a chance for isolated minor storm periods for day one (18 February). This activity is due to the effects of two CMEs; the first associated with an M6 event at 13/1735Z and the second associated with an X2 event at 15/0156Z. Quiet to active conditions are expected for day two (19 February) as the effects of these disturbances wane. The geomagnetic field is expected to return to mostly quiet conditions on day three (20 February).
Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by crazydaisy
Our satellite has been fuzzy. The last time it was fuzzy was yesterday, when the last flare went by.
In fact, dad complained that it was fuzzy. His exact words were, "With all the technology they've got and all that they can do, you'd think they'd be able to filter that stuff out."
Originally posted by Argyll
This is the biggest solar storm in 4 years!.....which means we had bigger storms as recently as 48 months ago!
This is no big deal really.............although the borealis was visible (faintly) in Stockport UK at around 11pm GMT, I really can't see there being any major disruption to technology over the next 48 hours.
IMPACT! A CME hit Earth's magnetic field at approximately 0100 UT on Feb. 18th (8:00 pm EST on Feb. 17th). The impact was not as strong as expected considering the cloud's probable X-class origin. Nevertheless, geomagnetic storms are possible in the hours ahead. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.