Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Geomagnetic storm on Feb. 16th

Source - Space Weather News for Feb. 16, 2016: http://spaceweather.com

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS: Earth is entering a stream of high-speed solar wind, and this is causing G1-class geomagnetic storms on Feb. 16th. This is not the CME we have been waiting for since Valentine's Day. Instead, the solar wind is flowing from a coronal hole on the sun Visit Spaceweather.com for photos and more information.

SPACE WEATHER BALLOON LAUNCH: To monitor the effect of the ongoing storm on radiation levels in the atmosphere, Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus will launch a helium balloon carrying cosmic ray sensors. Stay tuned for pictures and data from the flight, scheduled for liftoff just a few hours from now

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