Strong G3 Storm Watch
Possibly a treat in the works for aurora sky watchers. A Strong (G3) geomagnetic storm watch will be in effect beginning Wednesday (September 6) when the coronal mass ejection (CME) observed Monday is expected to sweep past Earth. Sky watchers across middle to high latitudes should be alert during the next 48 hours. More updates regarding this to follow.
The flare was associated with a Type II radio emission with an estimated velocity of 1472 km/s, along with a 10cm radio burst (TenFlare) lasting 52 minutes and measuring 1600 solar flux units (SFU). Low energy proton levels as measured by the GOES-13 spacecraft are currently on the rise.
Region 2673 just produced a nice X2.2 solar flare at approximately 09:10 UTC (Sept 6). This is the first X-Class event to be detected since May 2015. The active region is still in a decent position for Earth directed eruptions. More updates will be provided should a coronal mass ejection (CME) be associated. More to follow. Image courtesy of SDO/AIA.
The largest solar flare of the current solar flare was just observed around region 2673. A massive X9.3 event was detected at 12:02 UTC Wednesday. A bright coronal mass ejection is now visible and will likely be directed our way. More to follow today.
sparrowcar wrote: »
KP is 8.33 in the next hour... I've never seen it that high when the skies are somewhat clear.
mel.b wrote: »
Pity it's still light outside, but def worth a look when it gets dark if it is still at that strength
MissTheDome wrote: »
I did my best to load a few images from last night; i'm way to rusty at this so it may or may not work.