- Older News Archive (March 2018)

March 10, 2018 @ 00:50 UTC
Bz South / Minor Storm Watch
The Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) carried past Earth via the solar wind is currently in a south pointing position. This is helping to stir up geomagnetic activity at higher latitudes. A minor (G1) geomagnetic storm watch will be in effect for the next several hours. Sky watchers across Scandinavia, Canada, northern tier USA and Alaska should all be alert for visible aurora once dark outside.

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 5 expected
Valid From: 2018 Mar 10 0025 UTC
Valid To: 2018 Mar 10 0600 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
NOAA Scale: G1 - Minor

March 8, 2018 @ 01:10 UTC
Solar Update
Solar activity remains at very low levels with no major events to report. The Earth facing side of the sun has been void of visible sunspots for 5 days in a row. Things should remain quiet over the next few days.

A minor geomagnetic enhancement (Kp4) will be possible during the next 48 hours when a relatively weak coronal hole stream is expected to possibly move past Earth. More updates whenever necessary.