SolarHam.com - Older News Archive (January 2018)

January 14, 2018 @ 03:15 UTC
Minor (G1) Geomagnetic Storm Observed
A minor (G1) geomagnetic storm is currently in progress at higher latitudes thanks to a high speed coronal hole stream. Sky watchers around the Arctic Circle should be alert for visible aurora tonight.

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 5
Threshold Reached: 2018 Jan 14 0259 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0000-0300 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G1 - Minor

January 8, 2018 @ 00:45 UTC
Solar Update
Good evening. Solar activity continues at very low levels and will likely remain this way for the next few days at least. Small sunspot region 2693 vanished, leaving the visible disk spotless once again.

A weak solar wind stream flowing from a high latitude coronal hole is expected to reach Earth during the next 24 hours. A minor geomagnetic enhancement will be possible at higher latitudes. Sky watchers around the Arctic (and Antarctic) Circles should be alert for visible aurora.

January 3, 2018 @ 00:40 UTC
All Quiet
The start of 2018 is off to a quiet start and you can expect many more quiet days ahead as we continue on towards the next solar minimum.. There are currently no visible Earth facing sunspots and geomagnetic activity is stable. Stay tuned to SolarHam.com for the latest spaceweather news, data and imagery.