Space Weather TV

June 16, 2016

The passing of a G2 Moderate solar storm had interesting results on June 14, 2016.  The HF radio spectrum came to life despite the solar storm due to the field staying north most of the time. This created band openings on the 10 and 6 meter bands (Sporadic-E Clouds) that lasted longer than expected.

HF Propagation Observations

Obs Update: Fri, June 17, 2016 7:37 AM
Signal to Noise: S0 - S2 +/-.05 db : TWI: NONE
WWV: S9 (+/- 1) db / 10.000.00 AM - North America
Noon 10.7cm Radio Flux : 74 SFU | Planetary A= 4
Solar Wind Speed: 340.3 km/sec | VBz: 170.15
Solar Wind Magnetic Fields: Bt 5.6 nT, Bz 0.5
See Discussion: Friday, June 17, 2016 7:37 AM

Space Weather Live

Xray Flux Long

X-ray Flux

X-ray flux tells us when and how strong a solar flare or coronal mass ejection is based on the levels, and duration, meassured of the long and short passband of x-rays released in an explosion on the solar disk (Sun). A rise in the x-ray flux tells us that something has occured on the solar disk that could effect Earth high frequency radio, satilite and GPS communications systems.
Solar Wind .5hr average

Solar Wind Speed

The Solar Wind is a field of plasma that travels from the surface of the Sun and slams into the Earths magnetosphere bending it backwards behind Earth. The more dense the plasma (proton density) the stronger the effects. This can lead to a geomagnetic storm. If a geomagnetic storm is produced you will see the K-index rise (right). The solar wind speed is currently: 340.3 km/sec.


This panel is in testing mode.The K-index is a measurement of the Earths magnetic field as it moves and distorts. K-indices are meassured at various locations throughout the world. Every three hours these meassurments are averaged producing the planetary K-index which characterizes Earths magnetic field disturbance as its buffeted by the solar wind. The higher the K-index the stronger the effects of a geomagnetic storm. K-indexs higher than 4 often produce aurora at higher latitudes.

Forecast June 16 - June 20, 2016

Aurora 5-day Outlook
In each table, top row shows whats expected, bottom shows possible max activity.
June 16 2016
Risk remains low but a new region in Earth view is growing rapidly near the East limb. If this region continues growing, expect NOAA to raise the flare risk. Solar flux remains marginal for amateur radio propagation.

Dr. Tamitha Skov
Solar Forecast: June 16, 2016

Huge Dark Hole on The Sun & New Storms

A huge dark coronal hole on the Sun slams Earth with some fast solar wind right now causing some sporadic disturbances. We arent getting much aurora from this solar storm, but that may change as some new active regions rotating into Earth view on the east limb are launching solar storms just off to our east. Learn how long we can expect the fast wind to last and what these new regions have in store!

Special thanks to these aurora field reporters and their cameras for allowing us to see and use thier images in the official Space Weather TV forecast video from Dr Tamitha Skov.

None this week.

Solar Imaging and Analysis
Computer Aided CME Tracking CACTUS

Solar Wind:
ACE Solar Wind

Magnetosphere, Ionosphere, Atmosphere:
GOES Magnetometer

Ionosphere D-Region Absorption (DRAP)
Auroral Oval Ovation Products
POES Auroral Global Maps
Global 3-hr Kp index
Wing Kp index prediction
USGS Ground Magnetometers

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Sunspot Count

Thursday 30th of June 2016 08:03:48 AM EST

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