On November 4, 2021, a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) impacted the planet. Radio blackout was detected and the effects will be far felt today into Friday, including the chance of seeing the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis as far south as the Southern United States so read on for details …
A G3-Class Geomagnetic Storm is in IN PROGRESS, and will continue through Friday. The arrival of the material off the Sun has entered the geomagnetic fields and filtering down into the poles. The stronger the flare, the stronger the northern light show, including the stronger the disruption of satellite systems, including TV/Cable/Internet and the GPS navigational system. So don’t be surprised if your systems are wonky today through Friday.
G3-Class primary impacts include; Effective TODAY through FRIDAY
Power Systems: Voltage irregularity; false alarms on some protection devices.
Spacecraft: Surface charging; orientation problems; increased drag on low-Earth orbiters.
Radio and Navigation: Intermittent HF propagation fades. GNSS problems (loss-of-lock and increased range errors)
The northern lights were visible as far south as California overnight on Wednesday into Thursday morning. If you are down there, look north and look of a faint glow of light moving around over the next 24 hours as the geomagnetic fields will reverberate once again for another show. The greens will be reserved for the mid/upper latitudes, not the south. The southern latitudes tend to get the reds, which are always above the green colors. Time exposure cameras will be more useful in seeing the true colors so if you are a photographer, set those time exposures up and bring out those colors.
Solar flare activity has also been correlated with stronger worldwide earthquake activity so we will be seeing this happen just about anywhere a fault-zone is. So if you are in earthquake country, make sure you have your plans ready in-case there is on as this is a heightened threat …
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