Sunday, January 22, 2012

Solar Storm In Effect - CME Arrived (Updated)

    Update:  Jan 22nd 23:41 UTC
  At this time we are having a G1 Geomagnetic storm.
Geomagnetic conditions are ongoing
So far, conditions peaked between 10:00-12:00 UTC today. Solar winds topped out at speeds over 450km/sec. Density reached  65.6 protons/cm3

Current Solar Conditions:
Wind Speed: 447.9 km/sec
Density: 19.8  protons/cm3

Solar Storm Level - G1 - Minor
Kp Level is now at-  Kp5
High & Mid Latitude Aurora Watch in Effect

CME IMPACT: A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field at 0617 UT on Jan. 22nd. At first the impact did not appear to be a strong one: the solar wind speed barely lifted itself to ~400 km/s when the CME passed by. Now, however, in the wake of the CME, a dense and increasingly geoeffective solar wind stream is blowing around Earth, setting the stage for possible auroras on the night of Jan. 22nd

Latest NOAA Alert:
Space Weather Message Code: ALTK05
Serial Number: 673
Issue Time: 2012 Jan 22 2022 UTC
ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 5
Threshold Reached: 2012 Jan 22 2021 UTC
Synoptic Period: 1800-2100 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G1 - Minor

Read our report tracking the beginning arrival of the Jan 19th 2012 CME

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FROM SIDC - RWC BELGIUM Sun Jan 22 2012, 1242 UT: The Earth is currently downstream of the shock wave that arrived at ACE at 05:15 UT today. The solar wind speed is now around 420 km/s and the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) magnitude is around 20-25 nT. The north-south IMF component Bz is fluctuating between positive and negative values as the Earth is still situated in the sheath region between the shock and the ICME.

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