[ RadSafe ] Geomagnetic storm warning (and maybe visible aurora at higher latitudes)

Maury maurysis at peoplepc.com
Fri Aug 5 17:22:05 CDT 2011

Space Weather News for August 5, 2011

CME IMPACT:  A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field on 
August 5th around 1800 UT, setting the stage for possible geomagnetic 
storms on August 5th and 6th.  Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab 
report that the impact may have compressed Earth's magnetosphere enough 
to directly expose some satellites in geosynchronous orbit to solar wind 
plasma.  High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after 
nightfall.  Check http://spaceweather.com for more information and updates.

DON'T MISS THE STORM: Would you like a call when geomagnetic storms are 
in progress? Storm alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com 
(text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).

You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of 

New subscribers may sign up for free space weather alerts at  
http://spaceweather.com/services/ .

More information about the RadSafe mailing list