Space Weather for August 18, 2022 UTC Time  

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SSN
AREA
123
83
530
6
36
30
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7 (G3)
5-6 (G2)
5 (G1)

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M-Lat   50%
H-Lat   90%
M-Lat   35%
H-Lat   75%
M-Lat   15%
H-Lat   55%

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C-Flare: 99%
M-Flare: 40%
X-Flare: 10%
Proton: 10%

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M2.0

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3078 3081 3082 3083

Latest Space Weather News
               
Space Weather Update / Storm in Progress
August 17, 2022 @ 19:00 UTC (UPDATED)
A busy Space Weather Day today!

A minor (G1) geomagnetic storm is now in progress. Solar wind enhancements including a southward Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field could help fuel things further. A reminder that a watch for moderate (G2) and strong (G3) conditions will also be in effect should things escalate further during the next 24-48 hours. Aurora sky watchers at middle to high latitudes should be alert once dark outside.

UPDATE: The Moderate (G2) Storm threshold was reached at 20:08 UTC (Aug 17). Visible aurora will be likely at middle to high latitudes once dark outside.

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6
Threshold Reached: 2022 Aug 17 2008 UTC
Synoptic Period: 1800-2100 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate

Eruptive flare activity around AR 3078 continues on Wednesday. An M2.0 solar flare was observed at 13:45 UTC (Aug 17). This looks to be responsible for a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) that so far is headed mostly south of the Sun-Earth line. A further update will be provided once complete cornagraph imagery is available.

Strong Geomagnetic Storm Watch
August 17, 2022 @ 02:50 UTC
A number of coronal mass ejections passing near Earth are expected to combine with a coronal hole stream to produce minor (G1) to strong (G3) geomagnetic storm conditions over the next 24-72 hours. In fact the DSCOVR spacecraft just detected a fairly minor shock passage at 02:10 UTC (Aug 17). Aurora sky watchers from middle to high latitudes should be alert during the next several days while it is dark outside.

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