Solar Storm Forecast – April 10, 2019 at 09:35PM

This week old region region 2736 (renumbered 2738) returns to Earth view, giving the solar flux a much needed boost. This means radio propagation returns to the high side of marginal for amateur, shortwave radio & emergency operators on Earth’s dayside. Luckily, this monster region is not a threat for big flares or radio blackouts so GPS users should continue to enjoy decent reception, especially on Earth’s dayside. Aurora photographers at “High-Latitudes” also get another brief chance for aurora views this week due to another small pocket of fast solar wind expected around April 12-13. On top of that, we have had some very strange lights in the sky recently due to a NASA rocket mission to study aurora (called AZURE). Learn the details of these stories, what conditions to expect and what else our Sun has in store this week.





For a more in-depth look at the data and images highlighted in this video see these links below.

AZURE Science Team:
Dr. Miguel Larsen– Principal Investigator on AZURE rocket and tracer release ampules
Dr Jim Hecht– Principal Investigator of AZURE photometers
Dr. Colby Lemon– co-Investigator of AZURE photometers
Dr. Don Hampton & Jason Ahms– optical observation from Alomar Observatory.

AZURE Rocket Mission Aurora Movies:
Adrien Madruit, Senja, Norway:
Jason Ahms, Alomar Observatory, North Norway:

Solar Imaging and Analysis:
Flare Analysis:
Computer Aided CME Tracking CACTUS:
GOES Xray:
GONG magnetic field synoptic movie:
GONG magnetic field synoptic charts:
LMSAL Heliophysics Events HEK

Solar Wind:
DISCOVR solar wind:
ACE Solar Wind:
NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: +00%3A44%3A00&window=-1&cygnetId=261

Magnetosphere, Ionosphere, Atmosphere:
GOES Magnetometer:
Ionosphere D-Region Absorption (DRAP) model:
Auroral Oval Ovation Products:
Global 3-hr Kp index:
Wing Kp index prediction:
USGS Ground Magnetometers:
USGS Disturbance Storm-Time (Dst):
NAIRAS Radiation Storm Model:

Multi-Purpose Space Environment Sites:

Definition of Geomagnetic Storm, Radiation Storm, and Radio Blackout Levels:


Images c/o NASA/ESA/CSA (most notably the superb SDO, SOHO, ACE, STEREO, CCMC, JPL & DSN teams, amazing professionals, hobbyists, institutions, organizations, agencies and amateurs such as those at the USAF/HAARP, NICT, NOAA, USGS, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Intellicast, Catatania,,,,,,, and more.


Credit: TamithaSkov

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