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Minor solar storm forecast to impact Earth on Saturday

October 2, 2012 in Solar Storm, Space Weather by News

GOES-14 Online as Secondary X-ray Sensor and Imager: GOES-14 has been brought online to provide additional operational coverage during the GOES eclipse season, the period where Earth comes between the GOES spacecraft and the Sun, obscuring the measurement for a brief period each day. After the eclipse season (on or around October 16th), GOES-14 will become the primary, and only, operational X-ray measurement platform (both XRS and SXI) during planned maintenance for GOES-15. After the GOES-15 maintenance (on or around October 30th), GOES-14 will return to storage and GOES-15 will once again be the primary, and only, operational
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Strongest Solar Radiation Storm Since October 2003 Underway

October 2, 2012 in Solar Storm, Space Weather by News

GOES-14 Online as Secondary X-ray Sensor and Imager: GOES-14 has been brought online to provide additional operational coverage during the GOES eclipse season, the period where Earth comes between the GOES spacecraft and the Sun, obscuring the measurement for a brief period each day. After the eclipse season (on or around October 16th), GOES-14 will become the primary, and only, operational X-ray measurement platform (both XRS and SXI) during planned maintenance for GOES-15. After the GOES-15 maintenance (on or around October 30th), GOES-14 will return to storage and GOES-15 will once again be the primary, and only, operational
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Solar Radiation Storm Approaching May 2005 Levels

October 2, 2012 in Solar Storm, Space Weather by News

GOES-14 Online as Secondary X-ray Sensor and Imager: GOES-14 has been brought online to provide additional operational coverage during the GOES eclipse season, the period where Earth comes between the GOES spacecraft and the Sun, obscuring the measurement for a brief period each day. After the eclipse season (on or around October 16th), GOES-14 will become the primary, and only, operational X-ray measurement platform (both XRS and SXI) during planned maintenance for GOES-15. After the GOES-15 maintenance (on or around October 30th), GOES-14 will return to storage and GOES-15 will once again be the primary, and only, operational
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Update on current Space Weather Events

October 2, 2012 in Solar Storm, Space Weather by News

NOAA / Space Weather Prediction Center   The NOAA Space Weather Scales were introduced as a way to communicate to the general public the current and future space weather conditions and their possible effects on people and systems. Many of the SWPC products describe the space environment, but few have described the effects that can be experienced as the result of environmental disturbances. These scales will be useful to users of our products and those who are interested in space weather effects.
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Effects of Space Weather on Real-Time Technology

October 2, 2012 in Solar Storm, Space Weather by News

Animation showing imagery from the GOES satellite’s solar x-ray imager. [MOV] Download as Quicktime (Credit: NOAA) Economies around the world have become increasingly vulnerable to the ever-changing nature of the sun. Solar flares can disrupt power grids, interfere with high-frequency airline and military communications, disrupt Global Positioning System (GPS) signals, interrupt civilian communications, and blanket the Earth’s upper atmosphere with hazardous radiation. Monitoring and forecasting solar outbursts in time to reduce their effect on space-based technologies have become new national priorities. And NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), part of NOAA’s National
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Sunday’s Solar Flare and Coronal Mass Ejection

October 2, 2012 in Solar Storm, Space Weather by News

Alerts Graphical Timelines — Past 7 days — Currently in Effect Text Format — Current month — Previous month Archive — Graphical Timelines and Text Format from 2001 Space Weather Alerts via anonymous FTP server Table of Space Weather Alerts — Descriptions and Samples Related Displays and Data Indices and Event Reports Geomagnetic, Radio Flux, and Solar Indices Log K-indices chart A-indices chart Solar Event Reports x-ray flares, radio bursts and other reports Radio Burst Event Reports
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Space Weather Update

October 2, 2012 in Solar Storm, Space Weather by News

GOES-14 Online as Secondary X-ray Sensor and Imager: GOES-14 has been brought online to provide additional operational coverage during the GOES eclipse season, the period where Earth comes between the GOES spacecraft and the Sun, obscuring the measurement for a brief period each day. After the eclipse season (on or around October 16th), GOES-14 will become the primary, and only, operational X-ray measurement platform (both XRS and SXI) during planned maintenance for GOES-15. After the GOES-15 maintenance (on or around October 30th), GOES-14 will return to storage and GOES-15 will once again be the primary, and only, operational
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NOAA’s Space Weather Program

October 2, 2012 in Solar Storm, Space Weather by News

GOES-14 Online as Secondary X-ray Sensor and Imager: GOES-14 has been brought online to provide additional operational coverage during the GOES eclipse season, the period where Earth comes between the GOES spacecraft and the Sun, obscuring the measurement for a brief period each day. After the eclipse season (on or around October 16th), GOES-14 will become the primary, and only, operational X-ray measurement platform (both XRS and SXI) during planned maintenance for GOES-15. After the GOES-15 maintenance (on or around October 30th), GOES-14 will return to storage and GOES-15 will once again be the primary, and only, operational
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Space Environment Center changing name to Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)

October 2, 2012 in Solar Storm, Space Weather by News