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Solar wind speed: 630.3 km/sec density: 5.3 protons/cm3
Solar wind speed: 619.5 km/sec density: 8.1 protons/cm3
"UPDATE: Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab report a strong compression of Earth's magnetosphere in response to the CME impact. "Simulations indicate that the magnetopause separating magnetospheric and solar wind plasma is close to the geosynchronous orbit starting at about 19:20 UT on August 5th. Spacecraft (in these) orbits may be directly exposed to solar wind plasma and magnetic field."
Originally posted by Phage
The activity over the last three hours resulted in a Kp index of 8. Thats pretty intense, a G4 level storm.
The high activity on the night side of the planet shows the intensity of the substorms produced by the CME. That activity is "averaged" into the activity elsewhere to produce the Kp (planetary) index.
edit on 8/5/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)