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About Kaimbridge

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    Minor flare
  • Birthday 05/10/1966

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    FN42nn36 (42.57°N/70.89°W)—North Shore, MA, USA
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    Amateur Geodesy (numerical, inverse problem);
    Radio Dx-ing (mainly MW, FM-TV);
    Space Weather (of course! P=)

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  1. Discrepancy In X-Ray Data?

    Thatʼs because it is your site 😇—I took three screenshots and combined the relevant parts into one concise shot (flipping the bottom line of the 17:50 flare bubble)! 😎 As for the color scheme, yes, I use the inverse white on black. as it is easier on the eyes. 😌 BTW, by including the full flare spectrum up to the unthinkable X100, you eliminated the “Reset Zoom” getting in the way of the flare bubbles! 😍 A suggestion: Why not add dim colors to the C, B and A chart ranges, too—say, something like light aqua blue (#8FFFFF) for Cs, light lime green (#B0FF50) for Bs and light gray (#D2D2D2) for As—or, at the very least, darken the B and C boundary lines? 😉
  2. Discrepancy In X-Ray Data?

    Is there a reason that the largest flare of the day is maxed as B4.5 at 17:48 (rather than B4.9 or B4.8, as the chart shows it should be at that time?), and not B5.0 or B4.9 at 17:50 as appears to be the case? Or is this another “NOAA mistake”? 😌 😃
  3. Subnotable, Active (South) Polar Region?

    If it was a new region (and Iʼm not arguing that point...I have no clue! P=), why wouldnʼt it be from the new cycle—donʼt the new regions of a new cycle start near the poles, then as the cycle progresses, start closer and closer to the equator?
  4. Regarding the M4 April Fools flare, look down near the south pole: There appears to be a little cluster of flare activity, with at least one—albeit weak—mid to high A or low B flare? Would this be a low grade/subnotable high latitude region of the new cycle, or just normal, perculating, flaring flux that occurs at the poles? Or is it actually part of the M4 flare—one of those “connector flares”, that appear to erupt at two distinctively different areas of the sun at the same time, like they are connected, somehow, subterraneously?
  5. Archive Suggestions

    I think the problem is the “no-cache” affects the redirected page, not the redirecting page...but, no big deal, now that I know it is just a cache issue that can be easily worked around by opening the redirect in a “private window”—the only thing is, as this just started out of the blue last week, is it just me (quite possible) or did something happen to the website and this is just a symptom of a bigger issue??? Right, the max value for the given calendar, archive day. It could be either as a text box and/or a plot on the graph (like with the noted flares).
  6. Archive Suggestions

    Nope, didnʼt work, though if I open it in a private window (which doesnʼt save anything, including page cache), it does. I also tried it in administrative mode and Opera and they, too, went to the old page. As for the 24hr. max flux, you put that on the current conditions page and is the rolling 24 hr. value, not for a given archive dayʼs value. P=(
  7. Archive Suggestions

    No, I did mean the (e.g.) “A5.3” X-ray flux (the solar flux is an added comment/observation!). 😉 Okay, disregard the “...archive/yesterday” link issue—I tried it on a different browser (Opera) and a separate, administrative opening of this browser (FireFox) and it worked fine, so I played around with the cache (again....Iʼm sure I cleared it a few days ago when I first noticed this issue) a couple of times and it loads with “yesterday” now! 😌
  8. Archive Suggestions

    When you click the link , doesnʼt it land at “Viewing archive of Friday, 10 March 2017”? As for the max flux, it is interesting and relevant to see how low the highest daily flux will reach, as the cycle progresses—just like it is interesting to watch the solar flux fall (which, BTW, has already been dropping down to 70 and we still have a couple of years to go...and last cycle it only reached 65 a few times in 2008: You think it will make it down into the 50s and maybe even a couple of high 40s this time around? P=).
  9. Archive Suggestions

    What happened to the “...archive/yesterday” link?—itʼs been stuck on Friday, 10 March 2017! Also, on the Real-time solar activity page, there is a “Solar activity past two hours” chart with “Current value” and “Highest value (2h max)”: On the “Solar flares” page of the daily archive, why not have the “Highest 24h value” listed under the solar activity chart?
  10. Discrepancy In X-Ray Data?

    Thatʼs what I figured. P=) On a related note, why do they tend to round flare/flux levels down—e.g., “C3.28” ➜ “C3.2”, “X1.79” ➜ “X1.7” ➜ “X1”—rather than to the nearest (in these examples, it should be “C3.3” and “X1.8” ➜ “X2”)? This doesnʼt seem to be an occasional error, but intended policy: Is there a valid reason for this?
  11. On the Solar activity link for 2017-Jan-16, it lists two B-class flares for the day, a B1.3 @01:44 and a B1.4 @18:23, both of which match SWPCʼs Solar Events page for Jan 16. However, while if you hover over 01:44 on that dayʼs flare graph, it shows B1.31, when you hover over 18:23, it gives a B1.99, both of which match the values for the time slots on the 1-minute X-ray flux text page for Jan 16! When you look at the graph, it is obvious that B1.99 is the correct value: Why the discrepancy?
  12. Archive Suggestions

    Okay, then what about, like I said, give a static link, then just redirect it to the dated link? Alright, if you canʼt move the button, can you either make the data cloud go in front of the button, shift it above or below the button, or change the button color to transparent when the cloud is behind it?
  13. Archive Suggestions

    A couple of suggestions for the daily archive: Create static links for the archive image pages—e.g., instead of https://www.spaceweather.live/en/archive/2016/09/29/xray, have something like https://www.spaceweather.live/en/archive/xray/yesterday (if it is easier on your end to have it the other way, just redirect to the date specific one). On the actual image, when a time segment is stretched, can either the ”Reset zoom“ box be moved outside of the actual graph area (e.g., put it next to the ”Chart context menu“) or shift the data pop-up cloud below the ”Reset zoom“ box when it is behind it?
  14. Suggestion: Searchable Data Plots?

    Ah, okay! But why not use that for the “More data” links, and on that page link to the SWPC plot image links? Also, isnʼt there a (14 day searchable) proton plot? What about SWPCʼs lists archive? For example, 15.MY09 X-Ray flux. Isnʼt there an automated way to extract the time and “Long” data columns from the page?
  15. A suggestion for the data plots (flare, proton, wind, etc.): Make then searchable?! Right now, under (e.g.) the “Solar activity past two hours” plot [which is just a measly two hours! P=( ], you have a “More data” link that clicks to SWPCʼs 3-day X-ray flux gif image. Why not create a searchable date-time range, so someone could see a day or weekʼs plot from, say, 2 months or 5 years ago? If server resource time is an issue in the creation, just limit the time span to a day or week (or whatever is resource reasonable).