Welcome on SpaceWeatherLive! Below you will find the status of the solar wind and the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) from the past two hours as measured by the ACE spacecraft. These parameters are the first parameters used to predict auroral activity. The redder the plots get, the better it is for auroral activity! The numbers after the word ''ETA'' on each plot shows how long it will take for the solar wind to propagate from ACE to Earth. The Kp-index is a global indicator of auroral activity on Earth on a scale from 0 to 9. Press the ''Help'' button below each plot for more information! Happy aurora hunting!
This magnetogram gives you the values measured by the ground station of Kiruna (Sweden, Europa). For middle latitude auroral activity the deflection in the magnetometer data should be more than 1300nT.
EPAM stands for the electron, proton and alpha monitoring and is an instrument on the ACE satellite that measures the electrons and protons that are sent with the solar wind. This is a very useful tool whether the CME is directed towards the Earth and when it will happen.
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09:21 Aug 28 2014
|A Middle Latitude Auroral Activity Watch is currently in effect. There is a slight chance for middle latitude auroral activity.|
06:21 Aug 28 2014
|G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm (Kp 6o) - High latitude sky watchers have a high chance to see visual aurora. The higher middle latitudes have a good chance to see visible aurora on the northern or southern horizon, depending on which hemisphere you are located. There is also a slight chance for weak aurora on the horizon at the lower middle latitudes but the chances are still low.|
20:39 Aug 25 2014
|Strong M3.97 solar flare from sunspot region 12146|
|Last geomagnetic storm:||2014/08/29||Kp5 (G1)|