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    #21
    Rise & Shine with Solar Flares: Solar Storm Forecast 24 May 2018. Tamitha Skov.

    The Sun wakes up this week with several new bright regions that have rotated into Earth-view. The newest of these regions has been actively firing solar flares since it was on the Sun's backside. All this activity has boosted the solar flux so amateur radio operators and emergency responders are enjoying decent radio propagation. Meanwhile some pockets of fast wind continue to pummel Earth, keeping things at unsettled conditions. The wind isn't fast enough to bring us up to storm levels and bring aurora down to mid-latitudes, but it is enough to help improve GPS reception at low latitudes. Learn more about the new active regions, when the next solar storm is expected, and what else the Sun has in store for us this week.



    73 Al 4L5A

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      #22
      A Horse Gallops into the Earth-Strike Zone: Solar Storm Forecast 31 May 2018. Tamitha Skov.

      Solar activity stays elevated this week as a big coronal hole sends us some fast solar wind that could bump us up to storm levels. Aurora photographers should be ready for aurora views over the next couple of days. These views could reach mid-latitudes for a short while and linger at high latitudes through early next week. Amateur radio operators are also enjoying marginal radio propagation this week due to bright region 2712 with the promise of new regions rotating into Earth-view in a couple of days. GPS operators should also be enjoying clean reception of signals this week on the Earth's dayside. However, once the solar storm hits, GPS might have issues near aurora and near the dawn-dusk terminators. Learn the details of the coming storm and see what else our Sun has in store.



      73 Al 4L5A

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        #23
        A Bright and Bumpy Ride: Solar Storm Shortie 8 August 2018

        The Sun sends us multiple pockets of fast solar wind that will keep us at unsettled conditions pretty much this entire week. This is good news for GPS users at low latitudes that will appreciate the improved reception. Aurora photographers at high latitudes might also get some sporadic aurora views. The Sun also turns up the brightness for amateur radio operators and emergency responders with the second of two bright regions rotating into Earth-view this week. This means radio propagation has bumped back to marginal levels on Earth's day side and will likely stay this way over the next week. See details on these events and what else the Sun has in store. (This end-of-week forecast shortie is made possible by the members of my Patreon project-- Thank You!)



        73 Al 4L5A

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          #24
          Space Weather News. Orbit Outlook and Meteors
          21 February 2019.
          Author - Tamitha Skov.
          This experimental Space Weather forecast was created by and for members of Patreon. It includes a broader look at our Sun's influence on our space environment, and includes new content tailor made for the show "Space News" on TMRO. Let me know what you think of this new content!

          73 Al 4L5A

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            #25
            TamithaSkov propagation forecast 19 March 2020

            This week space weather stays relatively calm, however, we do have some nice eye-candy, both at Earth and from our Sun. This eye-candy, which includes some gorgeous views of aurora on Earth from recent solar storms & flare activity from the new bright regions on our Sun, should soothe your mind from the craziness in the world right now due to COVID-19. As for our star, two new bright regions from solar cycle 25 have emerged. One has even fired off the first long-duration flare attributed to the new solar cycle. Although this long-duration flare did not bring us a radio blackout or an Earth-directed solar storm, it nevertheless is noteworthy in that it is heralding even more firsts from the upcoming solar cycle. in addition, we also have pockets of fast solar wind that are keeping us at unsettled conditions and bringing aurora to high latitudes over the next several days. Solar flux is remaining in the low 70s, which means radio propagation will stay in the marginal range for radio propagation over the next week. GPS reception also remains good overall through this next week. Learn the details of the recent solar flare and what it means for the coming solar cycle, see some recent aurora that will ease your mind and soul, and see what else our Sun has in store this week.


            73 Al 4L5A

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              #26
              A Solar Storm Nearly Clips Parker Solar Probe 12 June 2020


              This week our Sun gives us more eye-candy as we have two new-cycle, bright regions in Earth view. One is region 2765 and it is the largest new-cycle sunspot we have seen to date. These regions are boosting the solar flux into the low 70s, which means radio propagation on Earth's dayside is staying in the marginal range. Although there arent any Earth-directed solar storms, we did have a far-side launch of a solar storm this week. the intriguing thing is that it nearly clipped the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft, which is just finishing its 5th perihelion pass (closest approach to our Sun was on June 7th). This solar storm is also making news because it is the first strong "Halo CME" to be seen as we rise out of solar minimum. That it was so clearly seen in Earth-based coronagraphs means that these solar storms are once again growing stronger. Learn the details of this near miss of Parker Solar Probe, catch up on aurora photos from recent solar storming, and see what else our Sun has in store this week!


              73 Al 4L5A

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                #27
                Solar Forecast 10 August 2020
                Three Bright Regions and A Storm Generator

                This week our Sun brings on the brightness with three bright regions in Earth view. One of these, region 2770 is the largest new cycle sunspot we have seen in the northern hemisphere yet! It has also fired a C-class flare, along with a bunch f mini-flares. All of this activity is boosting the solar flux up into the mid-70s. With the additional regions on the Sun's farside rotating into view soon, we might see the solar flux move higher than its been in several years! On top of that, one of the farside regions is also a solar storm generator so we might get a chance for another solar storm as well over the next few weeks. Learn the details of these new regions, catch up on the remaining aurora photos I promised to show with Comet Neowise shooting through aurora-filled skies during our last solar storm, and see what else our Sun has in store!


                73 Al 4L5A

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                  #28
                  Flares Pick Up & A Solar Storm Heads Towards Earth Tamitha Skov 18 August 2020.

                  This week our Sun holds our attention with multiple bright regions flaring and launching solar storms. One of these is partly Earth-directed and should impact Earth late on August 19 or by midday August 20. This storm is the first "fast" solar storm of this new cycle (compared to the slower, weaker storms during solar minimum), and so it could give us our best chance of aurora views yet down to mid-latitudes. On top of that we are managing to stay in the low 70s for solar flux, despite having a spotless Sun, so amateur radio operators should rejoice! Of course radio propagation and GPS reception will be affected once the solar storm hits, but overall the boost in activity lately is a sure sign of Solar Cycle 25 getting underway. Learn the details of the coming storm, how it will affect you, and see what else our Sun has in store this week!


                  73 Al 4L5A

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                    #29
                    A Coronal Hole, A Bright Region and A Red Planet. Tamitha Skov.
                    Space Weather makes us watch with bated breath this week as a big bright region rotates into earth-view from the Sun's farside. This region might be large enough to be a sunspot, but we will need to wait a few more days in order to tell. either way, the region is already beginning to boost solar flux into the low 70s so amateur radio operators and emergency responders should notice propagation improve on earth's dayside over the course of the week. We also have a coronal hole rotating into the Earth-strike zone that will send us some fast solar wind over the next few days. This should bring aurora views to high latitudes, but likely mid-latitude observers will only get a fleeting show. Learn the details of the coming fast wind and bright region, and catch up on the local weather at the Red Planet near the locations of our Martian colonists, Curiosity and Insight.

                    73 Al 4L5A

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