A fast moving Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that left the Sun on Friday morning swept past Earth early Sunday morning. The ACE Spacecraft detected a solar wind increase to near 700 km/s.
A geomagnetic sudden impulse measuring 48 nT was detected by the Boulder, Colorado magnetometer at 06:01 UTC and this signalled the moment of Earth impact. A moderate G2 Level Geomagnetic Storm (KP=6) is now in progress following the impact. Be on the lookout for aurora at very high latitudes.
The moderate to strong geomagnetic storm has finally subsided following an initial CME impact early Sunday morning .
I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.
I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.
IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.
In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.