Solar Storm Forecast – December 20, 2018 at 01:00AM

This week we deal with more unsettled conditions as the Sun gives us a mixed bag of fast and slow solar wind streams. This means more sporadic aurora shows at High-Latitudes until things calm down briefly at the beginning of next week. Though the Sun is technically spotless, we have a few bright regions in Earth view that are boosting the solar flux and keeping radio propagation in the marginal range. These conditions should continue for the next few days before region 2731 dims further and rotates to the Sun’s backside. Learn more about the coming pockets of fast wind, hear what bright regions are lurking on the Sun’s backside, and what chances we have for aurora this week.

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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:
SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/
Flare Analysis: http://www.lmsal.com/solarsoft/latest…
Computer Aided CME Tracking CACTUS: http://www.sidc.oma.be/cactus/out/lat…
GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xra…
SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/
Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
GONG magnetic field synoptic movie: https://gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/stan…
GONG magnetic field synoptic charts: http://gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/
LMSAL Heliophysics Events HEK http://www.lmsal.com/isolsearch

Solar Wind:
DISCOVR solar wind: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/rea…
ACE Solar Wind: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/ace…
NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: https://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/IswaSystem…
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/wsa…

Magnetosphere, Ionosphere, Atmosphere:
GOES Magnetometer: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/goe…
Ionosphere D-Region Absorption (DRAP) model: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/d-r…
Auroral Oval Ovation Products: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aur…
Global 3-hr Kp index: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/pla…
Wing Kp index prediction: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/win…
USGS Ground Magnetometers: http://geomag.usgs.gov/realtime/
USGS Disturbance Storm-Time (Dst): http://geomag.usgs.gov/realtime/dst/
NAIRAS Radiation Storm Model: http://sol.spacenvironment.net/raps_o…

Multi-Purpose Space Environment Sites:
NOAA/SWPC: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov
SOLARHAM: http://www.solarham.net/index.htm
Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com
iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html

Definition of Geomagnetic Storm, Radiation Storm, and Radio Blackout Levels:
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales/

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, rice.edu, wisc.edu, sonoma.edu ucalgary.ca, rssi.ru, ohio-state.edu, solen.info, and more.

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