Solar Storm Forecast – January 17, 2019 at 01:00AM

The Earth-side of the Sun has been reasonably quiet, but the backside has been busy! Luckily some of that activity is rotating to the front side of the Sun this week. A coronal hole that has sent us solar storms in the past is returning and we will get a better look at it over this next week. With any luck, it might still be a solar storm producer! Also rotating into view this week are some bright regions, which will help boost the solar flux and keep radio propagation in the marginal range. See details of what is coming, when we might see aurora again, and catch a glimpse into the world of Parker Solar Probe as I interview Project Scientist, Nour Raouafi, on what the early results are showing and how they will impact our understanding of the Sun, its corona, and the solar wind! We even discuss the health and longevity of the spacecraft and whether or not an extended mission is possible!

See the entire interview with Nour, along with more insights and interviews while I attended the AMS meeting (as well as other cool stuff I can’t shove into my formal forecasts) at: http://patreon.com/SpaceWeatherWoman


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,

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