Solar Storm Forecast – December 20, 2018 at 01:00AM
[embed][/embed] This week we deal with more unsettled conditions as the Sun gives us a mixed bag of fast and slow solar wind streams. This means more sporadic aurora shows at high latitudes until things calm down briefly at the beginning of next week. Though the Sun is technically spotless, we have a few bright regions in Earth view that are boosting the solar flux and keeping radio propagation in the marginal range. These conditions should continue for the next few days before region 2731 dims further and rotates to the Sun's backside. Learn more about the coming pockets of fast wind, hear what bright regions are lurking on the Sun's backside, and what chances we have for aurora this week. Join my community on Patreon & get early access to forecasts plus more: For daily and often hourly updates (during active times) visit me on Twitter: For a more in-depth look at the data and images highlighted in this video see these links below. Solar Imaging and Analysis: SDO: Helioviewer: Flare Analysis: Computer Aided CME Tracking CACTUS: GOES Xray: SOHO: Stereo: GONG magnetic field synoptic movie: GONG magnetic field synoptic charts: LMSAL Heliophysics Events HEK Solar Wind: DISCOVR solar wind: ACE Solar Wind: NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: Magnetosphere, Ionosphere, Atmosphere: GOES Magnetometer: Ionosphere D-Region Absorption (DRAP) model: Auroral Oval Ovation Products: Global 3-hr Kp index: Wing Kp index prediction: USGS Ground Magnetometers: USGS Disturbance Storm-Time (Dst): NAIRAS Radiation Storm Model: Multi-Purpose Space Environment Sites: NOAA/SWPC: SOLARHAM: Spaceweather: iSWA: Definition of Geomagnetic Storm, Radiation Storm, and Radio Blackout Levels: None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of those who have provided all of this data for public use. Images c/o NASA/ESA/CSA (most notably the superb SDO, SOHO, ACE, STEREO, CCMC, JPL & DSN teams, amazing professionals, hobbyists, institutions, organizations, agencies and amateurs such as those at the USAF/HAARP, NICT, NOAA, USGS, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Intellicast, Catatania,,,,,,, and more. Thanks for making Space Weather part of our every day dialogue.