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Vancanneyt Sander

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  1. We've made some improvements to the dark mode in the app, it should be way faster now and more responsive. The dark mode for Mac OS also got further improvements for better graph display.
  2. Off-topic: this is a question forum, so the answers that get enough upvotes get on top with the answer that’s marked as best answer on top. Downvoted messages will end last. Equally voted messages will show chronological. EDIT: This topic has been moved to a discussion forum so posts will display in chronological order.
  3. If discussions are going to take place about conspiracy theories, fake news and/or personal attacks on people, we have to close the topic. We request that discussions stay on-topic with enough scientific evidence thats backed up with facts and figures. Posts that do not comply will be removed and bans will be given out in accordance to the forum usage guidelines.
  4. Thank you for your suggestion, the maximum width of embedded content has now been made smaller.
  5. That thing ain't huge, ok the Earth itself fits in there a few times but still... We have seen much more bigger groups than this fairly magnetically simple region. Browse in our archive to October 24th 2014 and take a look at region 12192; that's one huge fella there . Just to say that this is a normal sized region.
  6. Looking at latest magnetogram, the majority of the region seems simple in magnetic structure (beta). But the region is still close to the limb to determine the precise magnetic classification. Looking at the increased background flux and small flares of today it looks like a C-class flare is a possibility but that's nothing out of the ordinary. We'll know more in the forthcoming days when the magnetic structure can be seen better.
  7. A new page has emerged on SpaceWeatherLive, GOES imagery has got it's own page and will be accessible through the "Solar activity" menu on the main site. https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/solar-activity/solar-images/goes For Estionian users we also have good news. The Esteonian translator, @AhtoA, has been busy with translating the help section and the main jhelp page is now done with several help articles. Go check those out and a big cheers to @AhtoA for his work.
  8. The account has been removed and all references to your account have been made undone.
  9. You can read about it in our help article
  10. Users of the Safari browser on a Mac desktop with MacOS Majave 10.14.4 (released March 26th) will notice that the main website can look a bit different when dark mode is enabled on your Mac. When you enable dark mode on your Mac (system preferences --> general), the website will be turned into dark mode (except the community forum).
  11. The first thing you need to know is which magnetic latitude you're on, that will determine which Kp corresponds to your location. The Kp index is a global indicator of geomagnetic activity and thus a good factor to roughly say when you could be seeing Aurora near your location. The SWPC has a Kp map to help you figure that out: So, next up is simple: what Kp index is forecasted? You'll find that on our frontpage. Then you know if it's good to be up at night, further detail can be found in the "Aurora Activity" menu where you click on "Aurora forecast". That page gives you the predicted Kp forecast for each 3h period of a day. When there's an opportunity in which the predicted Kp corresponds to the one you need to see aurora at your location, then you'll need to follow the live activity. The easiest way is to see what the latest measured Kp reading is, but the official 'live' Kp readings are those of the past three hours, unless otherwise stated that a threshold was reached within current period. The most precise way if knowing when to go outside is with the use of a magnetometer station in the US, as I am from Europe I can't tell you which to use best.
  12. sorry it took us a while to answer, we've send you a private message in regards of the translation.
  13. how did I forget that :D It's indeed Planetary K-index 🤦‍♂️
  14. More or less every 14 days, but because each coronal hole expands or closes it can’t be forecasted very long upfront. If you look at the 28 day forecast of Kp you can have an idea when they’ll be around. Every coronal hole is different, so the possible range of activity can be different too so the strength of a coronal hole can’t be predicted too long upfront too, if a CH had a G1 in previous rotation then the swpc is likely to have that showed up again in their forecast during the next rotation. My last holiday to Sweden I booked my tickets a few months upfront and tried to get my travel period a bit in line with the CH arrivals but I missed the first day of the CH arrival. Just to say it’s hard to get it right 😉
  15. Simple because Kp isn’t an abbreviation. It is part of the K-index. The p stands for global. The K-index is a logarithmic scale from 0 to 9 and indicates the geomagnetic activity for a given location. Every location can have it’s local K-indices but the Kp index is the global indicator of geomagnetic activity. You can learn everything about the Kp index and G-scale in our help section.
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