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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 CRACK IN EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD: You know it's a good geomagnetic storm when *everything* turns green. Sky. Water. Earth. Even the wheels of your Jeep. That's what happened last night in Tromso, Norway:

    greenlander_strip A crack in the earth's magnetic field Tromso Norway Aurora.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.

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

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

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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

    AURORA VORTEX: Another crack opened in Earth's magnetic field on Sept. 25th. The result was a G1-class geomagnetic storm and this aurora vortex over Lofoten, Norway:

    auroravortex_strip Norway.jpg

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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

    Eshaness Lighthouse Aurora - 26th September 2020

    Quite bright aurora glow that becomes active quickly but briefly at 01:35 on Saturday 26th September. Despite the clouds the activity is seen but the dark clouds give an indication of how bright this brief period was. Shetland Webcams Cliff Cam 3 got the best view as cloud at the southern end of the island was more favourable.

     

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

    Observed Flux Density 72.6

    Adjusted Flux Density 72.9 = low

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

    Observed Flux Density 73.3

    Adjusted Flux Density 73.6 = low

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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, 191 for 2020, 71%

    Solar flux 73

    Thermosphere: 3.79

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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

    AN OUTBURST OF PINK AURORAS: Auroras are usually green. Not last night, though. "They were the pinkest of all pinks!" reports tour guide Markus Varik, who sends this picture from Tromsø, Norway:

    pinkestofpink_strip Pink Auroras seen over Norway.jpg

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

    Observed Flux Density 70.2

    Adjusted Flux Density 70.5 = low

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

    2 days blank,  192 for 2020, 71%

    Solar flux 74

    Thermosphere: 4.00

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

    Observed Flux Density 71.5

    Adjusted Flux Density 71.7 = low

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

    3 days blank,  193 for 2020, 71%

    Solar flux 74

    Thermosphere: 4.12

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

    Observed Flux Density 73.9

    Adjusted Flux Density 74.1 = low

    Bit of a spike relatively speaking...Sunspot soon??

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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

    AURORAS AT DAWN: Some people dread Mondays. Not photographer Todd Salat. "This Monday near the crack of dawn, BIG auroras appeared near Salcha, Alaska," reports photographer Todd Salat. "I was awestruck, standing near the edge of the lake with the lights reflecting from the waters at my feet."

    afterglow_strip Auroras at Dawn over Alaska.jpg

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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

    Shetland Aurora Clip - Monday 28th September 2020

    Brief active aurora as seen through cloud cover from Cliff Cam 3 at Sumburgh Head on Shetland Webcams. Most activity from 22:59

     

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

    Observed Flux Density 71.4

    Adjusted Flux Density 71.6 = low

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

    4 days blank,  194 for 2020, 71%

    Solar flux 73

    Thermosphere: 4.45

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

    Observed Flux Density 72.2

    Adjusted Flux Density 72.4 = low

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

    Observed Flux Density 73.3

    Adjusted Flux Density 73.5 = low

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

    5 days blank, 195 for 2020, 71%

    Solar flux 73

    Thermosphere: 4.51

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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

    After 2 quarters over 90% in the second half of last year and 2 quarters over 70% in the first half of this year, Q3 has recorded about 64% to finish at 195.

    Assuming Q4 to be somewhere around 66% we should be able to finish around 260 before sunspot adjustment which drags the figures down a bit so 240-260 for our final mark. 242 does get us 10th since 1850 though so a second top 10 finish. 

     

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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

    CELESTIAL TRIFECTA: The Harvest Moon. Mars. Northern Lights. "This was the trifecta I didn't know I needed, but now am so very excited to have captured," says Sacha Layos, who sends this picture from Fairbanks, Alaska:

    Sacha-Layos-2020_09_30_9999_42trifecta-8-1_1601464474_strip The Harvest Moon Aurora.jpg

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

    Observed Flux Density 70.7

    Adjusted Flux Density 70.8 = low

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

    6 days blank,  196 for 2020, 71%

    Solar flux 73

    Thermosphere: 4.64

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

    Observed Flux Density 70.1

    Adjusted Flux Density 70.2 = low

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