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AURORA WATCH: A magnetic filament exploded away from the sun on May 17th and propelled a cloud of plasma into space. The cloud (a CME) was not aimed directly at Earth, but it could deliver a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field during the late hours of May 19th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.
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Oh cool! I'm going to sleep out on our trampoline tomorrow night so I can watch for it! It's been a while since we've seen "northern lights" (the aurora)!
 

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INTENSIFYING SOLAR ACTIVITY: A new sunspot is emerging over the sun's southeastern limb (image) and it is crackling with C-class solar flares, including a C2-flare at 1446 UT and a C6-flare at 1643 UT. So far none of the blasts has been geoeffective. The emergence of this new active region interrupts more than two weeks of relative quiet. Stay tuned.

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Solar wind
speed: 483.4 km/sec
density: 3.6 protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 2145 UT
X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: C5 1643 UT May27
24-hr: C5 1643 UT May27
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2100 UT

Daily Sun: 27 May 11

Coronal Holes: 27 May 11

A solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole could reach Earth on May 28-29. Credit: SDO/AIA.
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Geomagnetic Storms:
Probabilities for significant disturbances in Earth's magnetic field are given for three activity levels: active, minor storm, severe storm
Updated at: 2011 May 26 2200 UTC
Mid-latitudes 0-24 hr 24-48 hr
ACTIVE 20 % 25 %
MINOR 05 % 10 %
SEVERE 01 % 05 %

High latitudes 0-24 hr 24-48 hr
ACTIVE 30 % 35 %
MINOR 10 % 15 %
SEVERE 05 % 05 %
 

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INTENSIFYING SOLAR ACTIVITY: A new sunspot is emerging over the sun's southeastern limb (image) and it is crackling with C-class solar flares, including a C2-flare at 1446 UT and a C6-flare at 1643 UT. So far none of the blasts has been geoeffective. The emergence of this new active region interrupts more than two weeks of relative quiet. Stay tuned.

additionally:

Solar wind
speed: 483.4 km/sec
density: 3.6 protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 2145 UT
X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: C5 1643 UT May27
24-hr: C5 1643 UT May27
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2100 UT

Daily Sun: 27 May 11

Coronal Holes: 27 May 11

A solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole could reach Earth on May 28-29. Credit: SDO/AIA.
And:
Geomagnetic Storms:
Probabilities for significant disturbances in Earth's magnetic field are given for three activity levels: active, minor storm, severe storm
Updated at: 2011 May 26 2200 UTC
Mid-latitudes 0-24 hr 24-48 hr
ACTIVE 20 % 25 %
MINOR 05 % 10 %
SEVERE 01 % 05 %

High latitudes 0-24 hr 24-48 hr
ACTIVE 30 % 35 %
MINOR 10 % 15 %
SEVERE 05 % 05 %
And for us county folks ... What did you say ... :confused: lol

northern lights - gypsysue, watch them for a little extra time ... for me, :D
 

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DJ! You HAVE been doing your homework.
DJ is correct.. it is talking about an increase of solar storm activity today and tomorrow that could cause some disturbances in communications and in your satellite tv. The different classes of storms are class M.. a moderate solar flare, class C.. a good strong solar flare and a CME or a class X which is a major solar flare that could cause great damage to electrical grid and electrical items. IN the next 2 or 3 yrs, nasa has warned of a VERY active solar activity period, with a greater chance of damaging solar flares
 

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INTENSIFYING SOLAR ACTIVITY: A new sunspot is emerging over the sun's southeastern limb (image) and it is crackling with C-class solar flares, including a C2-flare at 1446 UT and a C6-flare at 1643 UT. So far none of the blasts has been geoeffective. The emergence of this new active region interrupts more than two weeks of relative quiet. Stay tuned.

additionally:

Solar wind
speed: 483.4 km/sec
density: 3.6 protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 2145 UT
X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: C5 1643 UT May27
24-hr: C5 1643 UT May27
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2100 UT

Daily Sun: 27 May 11

Coronal Holes: 27 May 11

A solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole could reach Earth on May 28-29. Credit: SDO/AIA.
And:
Geomagnetic Storms:
Probabilities for significant disturbances in Earth's magnetic field are given for three activity levels: active, minor storm, severe storm
Updated at: 2011 May 26 2200 UTC
Mid-latitudes 0-24 hr 24-48 hr
ACTIVE 20 % 25 %
MINOR 05 % 10 %
SEVERE 01 % 05 %

High latitudes 0-24 hr 24-48 hr
ACTIVE 30 % 35 %
MINOR 10 % 15 %
SEVERE 05 % 05 %
Ok. I believe you.

Jimmy
 
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