Tag: space weather

Space Weather Update: Solar Orbiter successfully launched into space

An American Atlas V rocket has successfully launched the European Solar Orbiter satellite into space during the early hours of 10 February. This unmanned space probe is Europe’s newest solar observatory which will start to study our Sun in just under two years from now. Its main mission is set to begin in November of […]

Space Weather Update: Welcome GOES-16!

Sharp eyes might have noticed a very abrupt drop on the solar X-rays graph today. What happened to the Sun? It went into cardiac arrest? Nope. Today, December 9, the NOAA SWPC has switched to GOES-16 as the primary satellite for geostationary space weather observations. GOES-16 was launched on 19 November 2016 and is the […]

Space Weather Update: Official Solar Cycle 25 Forecast Update

The NOAA/NASA Solar Cycle prediction panel has issued an official statement yesterday with news about the upcoming Solar Cycle 25. The most notable bit of information is that we likely haven’t passed solar minimum yet. The panel predicts solar minimum to occur in April, 2020 with an uncertainty range of +/- 6 months. The panel […]

Space Weather Update: Coronal hole faces Earth

A small but interesting southern hemisphere coronal hole is facing our planet today. While this coronal hole is fairly small, a quick look at the solar wind data from STEREO Ahead shows us some surprising numbers. The solar wind stream from this coronal hole arrived at STEREO Ahead late on 20 August and pushed the total strength […]

via the ARRL: HamSCI 2019 Workshop Set for March in Cleveland, Call for Papers Issued

The 2019 HamSCI Workshop will take place March 22 – 23 at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, in association with the CWRU Amateur Radio Club (W8EDU). Registration is now open, and papers are invited. “We are especially looking for speakers with presentations showing analysis of ionospheric observations, ideas and proposals for the design of the Personal […]

via the ARRL: HamSCI Workshop Aims to Foster Collaboration between Hams and Space Science/Weather Researchers

HamSCI — the Amateur Radio citizen science initiative — has announced a 2-day workshop February 23-24 at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark. HamSCI’s Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, has posted a survey to gauge interest and potential attendance. “We are inviting all hams and scientists interested in ham radio science,” Frissell said. “This aim […]

Space Weather Prediction Center Upgrades Geomagnetic Storm Watch to G3 (Strong)

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has upgraded its geomagnetic storm watch for today and tomorrow (September 6 and 7) to G3 (Strong). “The G3 Watch is in anticipation of the expected arrival of a coronal mass ejection (CME) that took place in association with an M5 flare,” the SWPC said. The Center said its […]

via the ARRL: Moderate (G2) Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued for August 4

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has issued a G2 (moderate) geomagnetic storm watch for August 4, and a G1 (minor) watch for August 5. “A coronal hole high-speed stream, originating from a recurrent, positive polarity coronal hole…is likely to cause geomagnetic storming at the G2 level on 4 August 2017, and at the G1 […]