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Just a few pics from early this morning at West Sands, St. Andrews  First one was 100iso eq @ f1.8 and 10 sec exposure, strong moonlight about midnight with the faintest of hint of an aurora.

More shots here from Scotland last night. Fingers crossed again tonight as there is another predicted Kp7 ☺

From Salon on the Isle Of Rum & The Isle Of Lewis tonight. Credit; Martin Keivers and Emma Mitchell.  

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  • Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

    Tomorrow likely to the 600th spotless day of the minimum. 

    Still a way to go to beat the 801 days from SC23/24 transition, but not completely out of the question given how few sunspots have been on offer during the second half of this year.

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  • Location: Galway
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, frost hail, ice.
  • Location: Galway
    2 hours ago, Stu_London said:

    Tomorrow likely to the 600th spotless day of the minimum. 

    Still a way to go to beat the 801 days from SC23/24 transition, but not completely out of the question given how few sunspots have been on offer during the second half of this year.

    should surpass it by this time next year.

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    7 days blank, 243 for 2019, 75%

    Solar flux 69

    Thermosphere: 3.72

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  • Location: Galway
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, frost hail, ice.
  • Location: Galway

    tci=37.3 billion watts

    neutron count=9.7%=high

    kp index for 24 hour period=1=quiet

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    8 days blank, 244 for 2019, 75%

    Solar flux 70

    Thermosphere: 3.73

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  • Location: South Ockendon, Thurrock, SW Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Severe frosts, Heavy snowfall, Thunder and lightning, Stormy weather
  • Location: South Ockendon, Thurrock, SW Essex

    THE SOLAR WIND HAS ARRIVED: Earth is entering a stream of solar wind flowing from a sprawling hole in the sun's atmosphere. First contact with the gaseous material on Nov. 20th produced an outburst of auroras over Scandinavia. Markus Varik sends this picture from Tromsø, Norway:

    butterfly_strip Aura Butterfly over Tromso, Norway.jpg

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  • Location: Galway
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, frost hail, ice.
  • Location: Galway
    32 minutes ago, Katrine Basso said:

    THE SOLAR WIND HAS ARRIVED: Earth is entering a stream of solar wind flowing from a sprawling hole in the sun's atmosphere. First contact with the gaseous material on Nov. 20th produced an outburst of auroras over Scandinavia. Markus Varik sends this picture from Tromsø, Norway:

    butterfly_strip Aura Butterfly over Tromso, Norway.jpg

    stunning

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    9 days blank, 245 for 2019, 75%

    Solar flux 71

    Thermosphere: 3.67

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    10 days blank, 246 for 2019 75%

    Solar flux 70

    Thermosphere:3.78

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  • Location: Galway
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, frost hail, ice.
  • Location: Galway
    2 hours ago, SteveB said:

    10 days blank, 246 for 2019 75%

    Solar flux 70

    Thermosphere:3.78

    big day 15th december if everything stays the same.

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    11 days blank, 247 for 2019, 75%

    Solar flux 70

    Thermosphere: 3.92

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    Looks like we will now avoid taking second in the all time spotless list but we remain on course to finish third. 

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    12 days blank, 248 for 2019, 75%

    Solar flux 71

    Thermosphere: 3.90

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    13 days blank, 249 for 2019, 75%

    Solar flux 70

    Thermosphere: 3.98

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  • Location: cannock,staffs
  • Weather Preferences: Cold sunny day
  • Location: cannock,staffs
    On 23/11/2019 at 10:32, Minus 10 said:

    big day 15th december if everything stays the same.

    I'm sorry I don't follow this as closely as u guys can u explain this please.

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  • Location: Galway
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, frost hail, ice.
  • Location: Galway
    6 hours ago, Twilight said:

    I'm sorry I don't follow this as closely as u guys can u explain this please.

    hi, if sunspotless days continue up until december 15th, then we will have equaled the amount of sunspotless days that occured in the previous solar cycle 23, during the year 2008. 2008 reached a maximum of 268 sunspotless days, and we are on course to match and even surpass that number given that we have 16 more days left of december 2019. In solar maximum periods, sunspots are plentiful and can give minor and major flares and given the strength an if the flare hits earth directly, it can be troublesome for our electrical infrastructure.

    hope this helps

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  • Location: Near King's Lynn 13.68m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Hoar Frost, Snow, Misty Autumn mornings
  • Location: Near King's Lynn 13.68m ASL
    11 minutes ago, Minus 10 said:

    hi, if sunspotless days continue up until december 15th, then we will have equaled the amount of sunspotless days that occured in the previous solar cycle 23, during the year 2008. 2008 reached a maximum of 268 sunspotless days, and we are on course to match and even surpass that number given that we have 16 more days left of december 2019. In solar maximum periods, sunspots are plentiful and can give minor and major flares and given the strength an if the flare hits earth directly, it can be troublesome for our electrical infrastructure.

    hope this helps

    Almost, but not quite. 268 is the SIDC count, so you need to use the current SIDC count to compare. The current number of 249 spotless days on spaceweather.com is the Boulder count. The current SIDC count is 243 (190 up to the end of Sep then 29 for Oct and 24 in Nov days since then). So Dec 21st or so, assuming no spots appear.

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    14 days blank, 250 for 2019, 76%

    Solar flux 70

    Thermosphere: 3.95

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