Solar Storm Forecast 3-30-2015

The Sun is giving us some well-deserved rest this week after hitting us with that huge solar storm over Saint Patrick’s Day. The unsettling effects of that storm lingered for nearly a week afterwards causing aurora flare-ups and wreaking havoc with the amateur radio bands. Flare activity is remaining low despite numerous active regions on the Earth-facing Sun and we have had very little in the way of solar ejections. However, two large coronal holes are teaming up to give us an extended period of high speed wind over the coming days. This fast wind could bring storm conditions, especially at high latitudes, that could impact GPS and amateur radio operations, but will also bring a good chance for aurora. Learn details of this coming fast wind, catch some stunning aurora pictures from the lingering effects of last week’s storm, and see what else the Sun has in store this week.

For daily and often hourly updates (during active times) visit me on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/TamithaSkov

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

Aurora Photography:
Grant Grieve, Oreti Beach, NZ
Milky Way and Aurora over Bluff

Geir Øye, Ørsta, Norway:
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=110320&PHPSESSID=q9q2s9iivq9a5a49ddfesl5ou6

Marketa Murray, Fairbanks – Alaska:
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=110258&PHPSESSID=slqvo6mkr8uutme3voagsbh2f4

Madelon Dielen, Iceland, Gullfoss:
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=110253&PHPSESSID=mk58n7bnog2ae46oo4bvi2mad2

Jari Kankaanpää, Kauhava, Finland:
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=110240&PHPSESSID=mk58n7bnog2ae46oo4bvi2mad2

Dave Patrick, Fregus, Ontario Canada:

Solar Imaging and Analysis:
SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/
STEREO-EUVI + SDO-AIA 360° Heliographic Maps: http://tcrb.nrl.navy.mil/~iuu/maps360…
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/
NOAA Sunspot Classifications: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/latest/
GONG: http://gong2.nso.edu/dailyimages/
GONG Magnetic Maps: http://gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/
LMSAL Heliophysics Events HEK http://www.lmsal.com/isolsearch

Solar Wind:
NOAA/SWPC: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov
ACE Solar Wind: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ace/ace_rtsw…
Wang-Sheeley-Arge Solar Wind Prediction Model: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ws/
NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSy…
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/

Magnetosphere, Ionosphere, Atmosphere:
GOES Magnetometer: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/mag…
Ionosphere D-Region Absorption (DRAP) model: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/
Auroral Oval Ovation Products: http://helios.swpc.noaa.gov/ovation/
POES Auroral Global Maps: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/
Global 3-hr Kp index: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_…
Wing Kp index prediction: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wingkp/index…
USGS Ground Magnetometers: http://geomag.usgs.gov/realtime/
USGS Disturbance Storm-Time (Dst): http://geomag.usgs.gov/realtime/dst/
NAIRAS Radiation Storm Model: http://terra2.spacenvironment.net/~ra…
HAARP Data Meters: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/

Multi-Purpose Space Environment Sites:
SOLARHAM: http://www.solarham.net/index.htm
Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com
SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/
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/

None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of those who have provided all of this data for public use.

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. Thanks for making Space Weather part of our every day dialogue.

19 Comments

  1. TamithaSkov
    March 31, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

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  2. The Sun Today
    March 31, 2015 at 11:05 pm #

    It is time for another solar storm forecast from Dr. Tamitha Skov. Enjoy!

    03/30/2015 – “The Sun is giving us some well-deserved rest this week after
    hitting us with that huge solar storm over Saint Patrick’s Day. The
    unsettling effects of that storm lingered for nearly a week afterwards
    causing aurora flare-ups and wreaking havoc with the amateur radio bands.
    Flare activity is remaining low despite numerous active regions on the
    Earth-facing Sun and we have had very little in the way of solar ejections.
    However, two large coronal holes are teaming up to give us an extended
    period of high speed wind over the coming days. This fast wind could bring
    storm conditions, especially at high latitudes, that could impact GPS and
    amateur radio operations, but will also bring a good chance for aurora.
    Learn details of this coming fast wind, catch some stunning aurora pictures
    from the lingering effects of last week’s storm, and see what else the Sun
    has in store this week.”

    For daily and often hourly updates (during active times) visit Dr. Skov on
    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/TamithaSkov

    https://youtu.be/reKARxMjRCA

  3. Pocahontas McDonald
    March 31, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

  4. Dwight Chamberlin
    April 1, 2015 at 12:35 am #

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  5. Griffin Walker
    April 1, 2015 at 1:04 am #

    Solar Storm Forecast 3-30-2015: https://youtu.be/reKARxMjRCA

  6. DizzyDish
    April 1, 2015 at 1:22 am #

  7. bassangler73
    April 1, 2015 at 2:05 am #

    Solar Storm Forecast 3-30-2015: https://youtu.be/reKARxMjRCA

  8. Sidney Pickering
    April 1, 2015 at 2:21 am #

    Thanks Tammy

  9. Paul Frey Freyster
    April 1, 2015 at 2:46 am #

    It is time for another solar storm forecast from Dr. Tamitha Skov. Enjoy!

    03/30/2015 – “The Sun is giving us some well-deserved rest this week after
    hitting us with that huge solar storm over Saint Patrick’s Day. The
    unsettling effects of that storm lingered for nearly a week afterwards
    causing aurora flare-ups and wreaking havoc with the amateur radio bands.
    Flare activity is remaining low despite numerous active regions on the
    Earth-facing Sun and we have had very little in the way of solar ejections.
    However, two large coronal holes are teaming up to give us an extended
    period of high speed wind over the coming days. This fast wind could bring
    storm conditions, especially at high latitudes, that could impact GPS and
    amateur radio operations, but will also bring a good chance for aurora.
    Learn details of this coming fast wind, catch some stunning aurora pictures
    from the lingering effects of last week’s storm, and see what else the Sun
    has in store this week.”

    For daily and often hourly updates (during active times) visit Dr. Skov on
    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/TamithaSkov

    https://youtu.be/reKARxMjRCA

  10. John S
    April 1, 2015 at 2:58 am #

    Thanks Doc T

  11. tarfoot
    April 1, 2015 at 3:25 am #

    Thank ya much Tamitha and hope ya have a Happy Easter…..:)

  12. PopTop Firebird Galactica Rising
    April 1, 2015 at 3:52 am #

    The last couple of months regarding Solar Max #24 have been really
    interesting. With our Solar System being in the boondocks of the Galaxy,
    the Sun performing a colossal energetic dance for us here on Earth is a
    huge deal (for me it is = D ). Yet activity has died down sharply in a
    short period of time it seems. Always look forward to your updates,
    Tamitha!! Thanks so much : )))
    https://www.mixcloud.com/PopTopRising/poptop-rising-the-flashing-universe-solar-tsunami-2-galactic-precipitation/
    

  13. Virginia Shaubel
    April 1, 2015 at 4:27 am #

    Thank you 

  14. 78KRS
    April 1, 2015 at 4:44 am #

    Solar Storm Forecast 3-30-2015: https://youtu.be/reKARxMjRCA

  15. Master Rhuby
    April 1, 2015 at 4:49 am #

    Love It! MsRhuby! Star Diamond

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    April 1, 2015 at 5:00 am #

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    April 1, 2015 at 5:18 am #

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  18. Kurt Lercher
    April 1, 2015 at 5:52 am #

    It is time for another solar storm forecast from Dr. Tamitha Skov. Enjoy!

    03/30/2015 – “The Sun is giving us some well-deserved rest this week after
    hitting us with that huge solar storm over Saint Patrick’s Day. The
    unsettling effects of that storm lingered for nearly a week afterwards
    causing aurora flare-ups and wreaking havoc with the amateur radio bands.
    Flare activity is remaining low despite numerous active regions on the
    Earth-facing Sun and we have had very little in the way of solar ejections.
    However, two large coronal holes are teaming up to give us an extended
    period of high speed wind over the coming days. This fast wind could bring
    storm conditions, especially at high latitudes, that could impact GPS and
    amateur radio operations, but will also bring a good chance for aurora.
    Learn details of this coming fast wind, catch some stunning aurora pictures
    from the lingering effects of last week’s storm, and see what else the Sun
    has in store this week.”

    For daily and often hourly updates (during active times) visit Dr. Skov on
    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/TamithaSkov

    https://youtu.be/reKARxMjRCA

  19. Domenico Fruncillo
    April 1, 2015 at 6:19 am #

    It is time for another solar storm forecast from Dr. Tamitha Skov. Enjoy!

    03/30/2015 – “The Sun is giving us some well-deserved rest this week after
    hitting us with that huge solar storm over Saint Patrick’s Day. The
    unsettling effects of that storm lingered for nearly a week afterwards
    causing aurora flare-ups and wreaking havoc with the amateur radio bands.
    Flare activity is remaining low despite numerous active regions on the
    Earth-facing Sun and we have had very little in the way of solar ejections.
    However, two large coronal holes are teaming up to give us an extended
    period of high speed wind over the coming days. This fast wind could bring
    storm conditions, especially at high latitudes, that could impact GPS and
    amateur radio operations, but will also bring a good chance for aurora.
    Learn details of this coming fast wind, catch some stunning aurora pictures
    from the lingering effects of last week’s storm, and see what else the Sun
    has in store this week.”

    For daily and often hourly updates (during active times) visit Dr. Skov on
    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/TamithaSkov

    https://youtu.be/reKARxMjRCA