Solar Storm Forecast – August 22, 2019 at 07:53PM

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Our Sun remains quiet this week, but a promise of a solar storm is rotating into view! A familiar set of coronal holes have survived their passage on the backside of the Sun and are returning. The last time these holes crossed the Earth-strike zone they sent us some fast solar wind that caused a G1=Kp 5 solar storm and brought aurora deep into “Mid-Latitudes”. We will get another chance very soon to see if they can do it again! Meanwhile, solar flux remains low so radio propagation is still poor on the dayside of Earth. However, the low solar flux is contributing to decent GPS reception, even at low latitudes. Learn more about the returning coronal holes, when we should expect another solar storm, how the local satellite environment is doing, and what else our Sun has in store.

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

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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