Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cyclone Jack, Solar Analysis

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Meteorology / Heliosphere

The planets are aligning as Mercury goes behind the sun from Earth's point of view and Saturn lines up with the Earth. 

Storms around the world are in step with solar activity and a new cyclone has been named.

EXTENDED WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 5 expected
Extension to Serial Number: 896
Valid From: 2014 Apr 20 1257 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2014 Apr 21 0600 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.
 Other news about the solar activity:

Source: Suspicious Observers