[amsat-bb] Re: Brace for impact!

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Sat Dec 9 11:31:39 PST 2006

On 8 Dec 2006 at 15:30, Alan P. Biddle wrote:

> Joe,
> There actually is a high level of activity, but that quote had a lot of
> National Enquirer aspects to it.  The more professional forecast is below.
> Alan
> :Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
> :Issued: 2006 Dec 08 1805 UTC
> # Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Environment Center
> #
> # Geophysical Alert Message
> #
> Solar-terrestrial indices for 07 December follow.
> Solar flux 96 and mid-latitude A-index 21.
> The mid-latitude K-index at 1800 UTC on 08 December was 2 (17 nT).
> Space weather for the past 24 hours has been strong.
> Geomagnetic storms reaching the 1 level occurred.
> Solar radiation storms reaching the 3 level occurred.
> Radio blackouts reaching the 1 level occurred.
> Space weather for the next 24 hours is expected to be moderate.
> Geomagnetic storms reaching the 1 level are expected.
> Solar radiation storms reaching the 2 level are expected.
> Radio blackouts reaching the 2 level are expected.
A lot of pictures and video of the last Solar storm from December 7 we can see 
3 major explosions on the sun. The actual solar flux is 96 he was peaking at 
106 on 7 to 8 Dec. K index is now at 2 and A index at 25.

An observer from Isle of Lewis (N50.30W0006.16) report auroral activity
Excellent view of the Aurora tonight, noticed beacons on 50Mhz ham bands and 
then went out to check for vis Aurora. Hugh big green arc with curtains in 
green and rays shooting up from time to time. took a few nice photos. tomorrow 
may be bette.


The medium is the message...The content is the audience...;)

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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