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There's an amber warning from the Met Office for a solar storm from the Sun which is expected to arrive at about 9pm tonight. The warning is until 9pm on Saturday.

Looks as if this is the biggest such storm in 20 years. Could cause the internet and GPS systems to crash.
In the UK, power systems are less likely to be affected than elsewhere.

Could be spectacular Northern Lights displays in the north of the UK but may be seen anywhere.

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The Met Office page about this:
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/w...ecasts/space-weather

They've issued an amber G3 warning and keeping a watch to see if it could turn into a G4 warning.
There's more information about what these warning mean via the Notifications explained link in the Geomagnetic storm section. The warnings go from G1 to G5, the most severe.

El Loro
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https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/comm...nthusiasts-dashboard
A forecast of the kp index is on the right of that dashboard. The higher the kp, the greater the strength of the geomagnetic activity.
The times are in universal time, add 1 to those to get the equivalent time here.
Early tomorrow morning seems to be the peak.
03-06 UT gp of 7.00 = G3 strength
06-09 UT gp of 8.33 = G4 strength
09-12 UT gp of 6.67 = G3 strength

El Loro
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@El Loro posted:

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/comm...nthusiasts-dashboard
A forecast of the kp index is on the right of that dashboard. The higher the kp, the greater the strength of the geomagnetic activity.
The times are in universal time, add 1 to those to get the equivalent time here.
Early tomorrow morning seems to be the peak.
03-06 UT gp of 7.00 = G3 strength
06-09 UT gp of 8.33 = G4 strength
09-12 UT gp of 6.67 = G3 strength

Thanks El So tomorrow morning then

Baz
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@El Loro posted:

I didn't see any Northenr Lights here but too much light pollution in my area.

A link to the BBC site which includes a short video clip of the Lights seen in Europe including Nottingham:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c1ej1kk0d88o

I didnt see it either El.but Ive seen some beautiful photos of it on various news websites .Apparently , some places will get another chance tonight .but I think its more Scotland , Ireland and northern England .

Baz
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@Baz posted:

I didnt see it either El.but Ive seen some beautiful photos of it on various news websites .Apparently , some places will get another chance tonight .but I think its more Scotland , Ireland and northern England .

Yes, Baz, the Northern Lights are more likely to be seen in the north rather than the south of the UK tonight.
Last night got to a G5 level (the highest) but tonight the forecast is for a G3 level.

El Loro
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No idea if this was to do with the solar eclipse or solar flare but . . . .

Checked around outside about midnight as I usually do ... only to hear seagulls off in the distance screaming and screaming like you'd hearing down on a quayside somewhere.

Never heard that before - hearing some distance roar was quite scary - so I hid under the duvet

Saint
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@Saint posted:

No idea if this was to do with the solar eclipse or solar flare but . . . .

Checked around outside about midnight as I usually do ... only to hear seagulls off in the distance screaming and screaming like you'd hearing down on a quayside somewhere.

Never heard that before - hearing some distance roar was quite scary - so I hid under the duvet

不不不

Moonie
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@Saint posted:

No idea if this was to do with the solar eclipse or solar flare but . . . .

Checked around outside about midnight as I usually do ... only to hear seagulls off in the distance screaming and screaming like you'd hearing down on a quayside somewhere.

Never heard that before - hearing some distance roar was quite scary - so I hid under the duvet

不不不不Wuss !

Baz
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