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

    Does anyone have Solar Flux data from SC 24 & SC 23 please. I'd like to allow comparison between this and previous...Ta

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

    Observed Flux Density 73.1

    Adjusted Flux Density 70.8 = low

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

    Observed Flux Density 78.1

    Adjusted Flux Density 75.6 = low

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    Talking about solar activity, it may affect spacecraft with its radiation storms. When there is a strong space radiation storm that can har satellites, launches might be delayed. It his can also be the case with strong solar flares that could interfere with communications. In orbit satellites can have issues due to strong space weather. Some satellite orbiters push satellites to a lower orbit to prevent damage. Low orbit satellites don’t have much effect, higher orbit satellites are in more danger during strong space weather events. For example on the LASCO imagery you can see the images with many white sparks due to incoming particles on the sensor. 

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

    Observed Flux Density 77.2

    Adjusted Flux Density 74.7 = low

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    11 hours ago, JeffC said:

    Observed Flux Density 77.2

    Adjusted Flux Density 74.7 = low

    Planned for launch in 2025 ESAs Lagrange Mission will probably be our next side view of the sun once the Stereo A mission ceases to be of value. Also, I`d like to mention Parker Solar Probe impressed me really how it was manufactured to resist high temperature.The space craft which is capable to take samples from the outer corona of the Sun really makes you amazed by it, because of the high temperature it can endure. So looking forward to the new mission to the Sun.

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
    1 hour ago, bearnard18 said:

    Planned for launch in 2025 ESAs Lagrange Mission will probably be our next side view of the sun once the Stereo A mission ceases to be of value. Also, I`d like to mention Parker Solar Probe impressed me really how it was manufactured to resist high temperature.The space craft which is capable to take samples from the outer corona of the Sun really makes you amazed by it, because of the high temperature it can endure. So looking forward to the new mission to the Sun.

    They will have to visit at night when it will be not so hot?😉

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

    Observed Flux Density 77.6

    Adjusted Flux Density 75.2 = low

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

    Observed Flux Density 78.0

    Adjusted Flux Density 75.6 = low

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    On 20/01/2021 at 23:58, JeffC said:

    Observed Flux Density 77.2

    Adjusted Flux Density 74.7 = low

    Have you ever heard that solar activity has a huge impact on our technology. Our technology in space, to our technology on the ground, historical evidence shows the vulnerability of modern technology when confronted with high energy particles, a by-product of space weather events. Equally important is to remember that space weather has a global footprint, thus the damage is felt worldwide rather than local, much like an outbreak. Impact on satellites, aviation, power grid, navigation and communication systems have all been previously documented.

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

    Observed Flux Density 78.2

    Adjusted Flux Density 75.8 = low

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

    Observed Flux Density 77.9

    Adjusted Flux Density 75.5 = low

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

    Observed Flux Density 77.2

    Adjusted Flux Density 74.8 = low

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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

    GREEN OCEAN SPRAY: There's a first time for everything. Aurora tour guide Marianne Bergli of Tromsø, Norway, has seen just about every shape, form and colour the Northern Lights have to offer. But over the weekend she witnessed something new. Green ocean spray:

    greenspray_strip Green Ocean Spray Norway.jpg

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    15 hours ago, JeffC said:

    Observed Flux Density 77.2

    Adjusted Flux Density 74.8 = low

    Have you heard that the Earth’s climate is heavily affected by the amount of energy radiated onto Earth by the sun. The amount of radiation from the sun influencing Earth and the way in which this radiation is distributed across the various seasons and latitudes around the Earth, is directly influenced by changes in solar activity. This piece of information I`ve found on the web of uk space news.

    6554b6be8c0d829a8bf63ae0c82cf121_link.pn Satellite uses | Skyrora

    WWW.SKYRORA.COM

    What are satellites used for? Find out why launching satellites is so important and how can world benefit from using satellite imagery and data with recent case studies.

    Also, I found there an information with more details about the real danger of solar activity and why the Sun`s activity must be monitored.

     

     

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

    Observed Flux Density 77.1

    Adjusted Flux Density 74.8 = low

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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 SURPRISE: A stream of solar wind hit Earth on Jan. 25th. The impact sparked an unexpected G1-class geomagnetic storm. "Suddenly, the whole sky was moving and dancing. It felt like aurora was hitting us with a hammer onto the head," reports Markus Varik, who sends this picture from Tromsø, Norway:

    aurora surprise Norway.jpg

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

    Observed Flux Density 77.9

    Adjusted Flux Density 75.5 = low

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

    Observed Flux Density 76.3

    Adjusted Flux Density 74.0 = low

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

    Observed Flux Density 77.4

    Adjusted Flux Density 75.1 = 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, 13 for 2021, 45%

    Solar flux 76

    Thermosphere: 5.11

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

    Observed Flux Density 76.4

    Adjusted Flux Density 74.1 = low

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
    14 hours ago, SteveB said:

    1 day blank, 13 for 2021, 45%

    Solar flux 76

    Thermosphere: 5.11

    Yay, you're back!😀

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
    23 minutes ago, JeffC said:

    Yay, you're back!😀

    I would love to stick around at least 30 days😁

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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, 14 for 2021, 47%

    Solar flux 76

    Thermosphere: 4.97

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