Solar Storm Forecast – July 12, 2019 at 06:55PM

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This week our Sun gives us one more reason to believe Solar Cycle 25 is coming! Another new cycle sunspot, this time in the southern hemisphere has not only appeared in Earth view, but it has lingered! It even managed to fire off a couple of B-class flares before going quiet. This may be the first "real" activity that can be officially assigned to the upcoming Solar Cycle 25. In addition to this great news, we also have multiple coronal holes that have (or will be) rotating in through the Earth-strike zone this week. One of them sent strong enough fast wind our way to cause aurora clear down to Wyoming. The next burst of fast wind should hit around Monday into Tuesday. As for solar flux, its in the dumper and will continue to remain in the high 60s for the remainder of the week. This means radio propagation on Earth’s dayside continues to be poor for emergency responders and amateur radio operators. However, the low solar flux and low solar activity means GPS reception on the dayside of Earth will continue to be great this week. Learn more about the new cycle sunspot and see what else our star has in store 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:
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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