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Sun storm.
« on: June 23, 2015, 06:49:54 am »
Looks like there is/are/have been one or two CME (Coronal Mass Ejections) on the sun.
Aurora predictions are pretty good for those in the right parts of the world, including southern Australia.

Not sure what it means for electrical/electronic infrastructure but there is a warning out.

http://www.ips.gov.au/
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Re: Sun storm.
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2015, 07:35:21 am »
I got this alert via email early this morning:

Energetic Ion Enhancement Event
22 06 2015 1800 UT
ACE EPAM 47-65keV Proton data flux exceeds  1.0e+06 p/cm2
Precursor to expected geomagnetic storm activity commencing over next 12-24
hours.
 

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Re: Sun storm.
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2015, 07:34:32 pm »
I got this alert via email early this morning:

Energetic Ion Enhancement Event
22 06 2015 1800 UT
ACE EPAM 47-65keV Proton data flux exceeds  1.0e+06 p/cm2
Precursor to expected geomagnetic storm activity commencing over next 12-24
hours.

where do you go to get email alerts Halcyon?

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Re: Sun storm.
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2015, 07:49:34 pm »
It was a pretty big one - the storm hit yesterday, got up to Kp 8 twice.  It's been in recovery for the last ~12 hours though, shouldn't see any more problems (if you saw any to begin with).
 

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Re: Sun storm.
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2015, 08:03:29 pm »
Looks like that alert was sent by http://www.ips.gov.au/ ????
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Re: Sun storm.
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2015, 08:11:05 pm »
We had to manually reset one of our satellites yesterday, quite likely as a result of the CME.
 

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Re: Sun storm.
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2015, 08:21:47 pm »
We had to manually reset one of our satellites yesterday, quite likely as a result of the CME.

You must have had to use a very long ladder.
 

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Re: Sun storm.
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2015, 08:32:48 pm »
We had to manually reset one of our satellites yesterday, quite likely as a result of the CME.

You must have had to use a very long ladder.

I was a bit out of breath once I'd got to the top rung that's for sure. Ctrl-alt-del didn't work, big red switch was needed.
 

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Re: Sun storm.
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2015, 09:09:05 pm »
I got this alert via email early this morning:

Energetic Ion Enhancement Event
22 06 2015 1800 UT
ACE EPAM 47-65keV Proton data flux exceeds  1.0e+06 p/cm2
Precursor to expected geomagnetic storm activity commencing over next 12-24
hours.

where do you go to get email alerts Halcyon?


You can sign up to e-mail alerts through: http://www.ips.gov.au/Products_and_Services/4/1

There are numerous different alerts available depending on what you're interested in.
 

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Re: Sun storm.
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2015, 04:19:04 am »
You can also sign up for email alerts from NOAA's  Space Weather Prediction Center
 

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Re: Sun storm.
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2015, 08:39:30 am »
And for the Australian crowd, there's this nice real time Aurora Australis monitor...

http://www.aurora-service.net/aurora-forecast/

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Re: Sun storm.
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2015, 12:35:23 pm »
I got this alert via email early this morning:

Energetic Ion Enhancement Event
22 06 2015 1800 UT
ACE EPAM 47-65keV Proton data flux exceeds  1.0e+06 p/cm2
Precursor to expected geomagnetic storm activity commencing over next 12-24
hours.

where do you go to get email alerts Halcyon?


You can sign up to e-mail alerts through: http://www.ips.gov.au/Products_and_Services/4/1

There are numerous different alerts available depending on what you're interested in.

thanks  :-+ the site seems to be borked at the moment but i will try it later...
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Re: Sun storm.
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2015, 12:45:08 pm »
thanks  :-+ the site seems to be borked at the moment but i will try it later...

Yeah I noticed ips.gov.au has been slow the last few days due to all the solar storms etc... I guess they don't have the bandwidth to cater for such a large audience. Considering the aurora was sighted in North Sydney, I suppose it's a bit out of the ordinary.

EDIT: Another one just came through:

Energetic Ion Enhancement Event
24 06 2015 1205 UT
ACE EPAM 47-65keV Proton data flux exceeds  1.0e+05 p/cm2
Precursor to probable geomagnetic storm activity commencing over next 24 hours.
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