Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Aurora

A nice aurora video from NG9D on 21 MHz. A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth on Oct. 24th at approximately 1800 UT (2:00 pm EDT). The impact strongly compressed Earth's magnetic field, directly exposing geosynchronous satellites to solar wind plasma, and sparked an intense geomagnetic storm. As night fell over North America, auroras spilled across the Canadian border into the contiguous United States. (www.spaceweather.com)

4 comments:

  1. Hallo Paul, vind het nog meevallen. Heb aurora signalen wel met meer flutter gehoord. Zal binnenkort wel weer een totale radio black-out zijn. Gisterenavond gingen de 10, 12, 15 en 17m al eerder dicht dan andere avonden. Komend weekend is de CQWW SSB, hoop dat de condities dan weer redelijk zijn. 73, Bas

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  2. Hallo Bas, wat mij zo verbaasde was dat er aurora verbindingen mogelijk waren op 15 meter. Ik denk meestal aan VHF en UHF. Hopelijk zijn de condities het weekend weer beter. 73 Paul

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  3. Good evening Paul, in my area we had a very overcast and rainy sky in the morning hours. I was up to head out to work at 4am but saw nothing. Hope all is well with your wife, Julie and I have been remember you and your family.

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  4. Hello Mike, Thank you for your support. The xyl need several trials, such as echoes and punctures. In a few weeks she will get surgery. 73 Paul

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