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Historic geomagnetic storm ongoing (May 10-12?)

#1 Postby TheAustinMan » Fri May 10, 2024 7:56 pm

We are currently near a maximum in the 11-year cycle of solar activity. Over the past week, there were several ejections of plasma and high-energy particles associated with a large, Earth-facing sunspot. These coronal mass ejections began interacting with the Earth's magnetic field today, resulting in significant auroral activity in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. For the first time since 2003, the Space Weather Prediction Center indicated G5 conditions for the first time since 2003. G5 is the highest rating on a 5-point scale of geomagnetic storm intensity, and may have a wide range of potential consequences for unprotected power systems, GPS, and satellite communications. Geomagnetic storm conditions are forecast to likely persist through the weekend.

Aurora may be unusually bright and visible from abnormally low latitudes due to the intensity of this event.

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Re: Historic geomagnetic storm ongoing (May 10-12?)

#2 Postby Iceresistance » Fri May 10, 2024 11:10 pm

I took this image earlier at my location, and WOW! I got more coming soon
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#3 Postby tolakram » Sat May 11, 2024 9:41 am

We've driven north away from the city lights 3 times, last night we finally hit the jackpot.

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Re: Historic geomagnetic storm ongoing (May 10-12?)

#4 Postby IsabelaWeather » Sat May 11, 2024 10:11 am

Dang, I was just visiting family in Michigan 2 days ago. I wish I wouldve stayed a little longer lol. pics are amazing!
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Re: Historic geomagnetic storm ongoing (May 10-12?)

#5 Postby Iceresistance » Sat May 11, 2024 10:22 am

These just came in, also taken from last night, IDK why the emails were having that much trouble for this :lol:

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Re: Historic geomagnetic storm ongoing (May 10-12?)

#6 Postby chaser1 » Sat May 11, 2024 4:55 pm

Fantastic pics everyone!! Just crazy to see these colors (or anything) so far south. Numerous reports of Florida sightings last night, in fact further south then me here in Central Fla. Gonna run out and see what I can see this evening. Btw, for those of you having taken those pics..... roughly what time was it? Asking because the lighting seemed to look as if it were around dusk or dawn.
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Re: Historic geomagnetic storm ongoing (May 10-12?)

#7 Postby weeniepatrol » Sun May 26, 2024 7:02 pm

I know I'm late; just now saw this thread. Here are my contributions from just north of Portland OR

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