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

    Observed Flux Density 72.1

    Adjusted Flux Density  72.0 = low

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

    4 days blank,  36 for 2021, 38%

    Solar flux 72

    Thermosphere: 6.66

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

    Observed Flux Density 73.6

    Adjusted Flux Density  73.5 = low

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

    Observed Flux Density 70.0

    Adjusted Flux Density  750.1 = 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

    FLYING TO THE VOLCANO: Iceland's Geldingadalur volcano has turned into an popular tourist attraction---especially since auroras were sighted above the glowing lava. Early this morning, Tuesday, April 6th, Brian Emfinger saw auroras before he even reached the Reykjanes peninsula.

    "I was flying high above Greenland en route to the volcano when auroras appeared outside the window," says Emfinger. "I could see them with my unaided eye, and the camera picked them up easily."

    There was no special reason for the display. Geomagnetic indices were low and the solar wind was blowing slowly when Emfinger looked out the window. Sometimes auroras just happen around the Arctic Circle. Let's hope they happen again when he reaches Geldingadalur.

    windowseat_strip volcano auroras.jpg

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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  72.8 = low

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

    Observed Flux Density 72.3

    Adjusted Flux Density  72.5 = 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

    1 day blank,  37 for 2021, 38%

    Solar flux 76

    Thermosphere: 6.38

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

    Observed Flux Density 74.0

    Adjusted Flux Density  74.2 = 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, 38 for 2021, 38%

    Solar flux 74

    Thermosphere: 6.56

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

    Observed Flux Density 77.8

    Adjusted Flux Density  78.0 = 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,  39 for 2021, 38%

    Solar flux 78

    Thermosphere: 6.38

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

    Observed Flux Density 70.4

    Adjusted Flux Density  70.7 = low

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  • Location: Ludgershall, Wiltshire
  • Location: Ludgershall, Wiltshire
    14 hours ago, SteveB said:

    3 days blank,  39 for 2021, 38%

    Solar flux 78

    Thermosphere: 6.38

    If SC25 is going to be strong, we'll need to see signs of a ramp up in the next few months?

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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,  40 for 2021, 40%

    Solar flux 70

    Thermosphere: 6.34

    Hopefully not Don, still think solar minimum is our best chance of colder winters.

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

    Observed Flux Density 70.9

    Adjusted Flux Density  71.2 = low

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
    23 hours ago, Don said:

    If SC25 is going to be strong, we'll need to see signs of a ramp up in the next few months?

    As far as I'm aware SC 25 is forecast to be of similar activity to SC 24. I can't recall where I read it but one prediction said it could be lower than 24...

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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, 41 for 2021, 40%

    Solar Flux 73

    Thermosphere: 6.30

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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

    There are various predictions however personally I favour a weak solar cycle peaking in 2022-2025.

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
    13 hours ago, summer blizzard said:

    There are various predictions however personally I favour a weak solar cycle peaking in 2022-2025.

    That would do me!

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

    Observed Flux Density 82.8

    Adjusted Flux Density  83.3 = low

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