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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

    A report from Dr. Tony Phillips, webmaster of Spaceweather.com: "I am in Abisko, Sweden, with a team of students preparing to launch a pair of cosmic ray balloons into the polar stratosphere. On Tuesday night, Jan. 21st, we were eating dinner at the STF Abisko Turiststation when some of the other guests jumped up and hurried to the window, pointing outside. A bright green aurora was visible over the lights of the warm dining room."

    Chad-Blakley-Jan-21_1579642232_strip Tuesday night 21st January Abisko Sweden aura.jpg

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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: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Adjusted flux 67.7

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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, 15 for 2020 65%

    Solar flux 71

    Thermosphere: 3.00

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Adjusted Flux 68.6

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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, 16 days for 2020 67%

    Solar flux 71

    Thermosphere: 2.98

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Adjusted flux 68.0

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Adjusted flux 69.6

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Adjusted flux 70.2

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Adjusted flux 72.4....tad higher!

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  • Location: just behind Epsom Racecourse and the center of York
  • Location: just behind Epsom Racecourse and the center of York

    For the last 3 days sunspot number has been at 0 yet spotless days remain on 16 why?

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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
    21 minutes ago, jonboy said:

    For the last 3 days sunspot number has been at 0 yet spotless days remain on 16 why?

    There's been a sunspot group traversing the NH for the past couple of days:

    20200126_081500_512_HMIIF.jpg

     

    Interestingly, it belongs to SC24. Life in the old dog yet.

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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

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    This suggests that this year will probably have similar activity to last year with a likely minimum  around May. 

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  • Location: just behind Epsom Racecourse and the center of York
  • Location: just behind Epsom Racecourse and the center of York
    On 27/01/2020 at 10:16, Yarmy said:

    There's been a sunspot group traversing the NH for the past couple of days:

    20200126_081500_512_HMIIF.jpg

     

    Interestingly, it belongs to SC24. Life in the old dog yet.

    But interestingly the sunspot number on each day has been 0 not 11 or 14 or any other number above the minimum number which I believe to be 11. Again the same applies today

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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
    51 minutes ago, jonboy said:

    But interestingly the sunspot number on each day has been 0 not 11 or 14 or any other number above the minimum number which I believe to be 11. Again the same applies today

    That's just Spaceweather's data feed screwing up. It's correct here:

    solarpic.php?v=20200128

     

    ...and the SIDC count here:

    SIDC.OMA.BE

    World Data Center for the production, preservation and dissemination of the international sunspot number.

     

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    Edit: Corrected thumbnail image cache.
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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

    A SMALL CRACK IN EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD: Last night, a small crack opened in Earth's magnetic field. Solar wind poured in to fuel a quiet display of auroras over Canada. Catalin Tapardel sends this picture from Worsley, Alberta:

    Catalin-Tapardel-DSC_3984-2_1580207783_strip Worsley Alberta.jpg

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Adjusted flux 72.0

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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

    A NEW TYPE OF AURORA--"THE DUNES": A new type of aurora is rippling across Arctic skies. Citizen scientists who discovered it nicknamed it "The Dunes" because of its resemblance to desert sand dunes. A paper published in the Jan. 28th issue of AGU Advances describes the new form and the unexpected physics that causes it.

    dunes_strip Aurora.jpg

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.

    Kp4 predicted, Aurora spotted already in the far North of Scootland.

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL

    Adjusted flux 71.6

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  • Location: Manchester
  • Location: Manchester

    So far this year, the percentage of spotless days is 48%. Quite an upstick in activity and it is noticeable that the spots that appear tend to last several days or even a week as opposed to 2019 when they would disappear within a day or two.

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

    1 day blank, 17 for 2020 50%

    Solar flux 72

    Thermosphere: 3.12

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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

    Sunspot number: 0

    Solar flux: 72

     

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