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    Space Weather News for Sept. 9. 2011
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    GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A strong geomagnetic storm (Kp=7) is in progress following the impact of a CME during the middle hours of the day on Sept. 9th. This could be the first of several hits from a series of CMEs expected to reach Earth during the weekend. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after nightfall. (Observing tip: The hours around midnight are often best for aurora sightings.) Check http://spaceweather.com for more information and updates.

    SPACE WEATHER ALERTS: Would you like a call when geomagnetic storms are in progress? Storm alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).
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    Default Re: Strong Geomagnetic storm

    Dang old sun, one of these days it is going to jack us up bad.
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    Default Re: Strong Geomagnetic storm

    What will this do in practical terms? Disrupt communications?

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    The current aurora coverage for the weekend

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    Messes up HF communications mostly. Makes it harder to communicate, but also makes for some interesting and weird contacts.

    It COULD foul up satellites though, which would take down some global stuff.

    I'm to the point of just "Wait and See" these days.
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    Running a lil slow tonight.

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    30 mbs. I am not envious. I recall recently workin w/ windows 95, 14 kbs every few seconds.

    Here's what I pay for & what I get- 256kb. Most of the time I have a clear connection. I can watch utube, news w/ a wait and jerk.

    Inet is still amazin to me.
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    Default Re: Strong Geomagnetic storm

    Sam, I only posted the speedtest result as one can do so. Wasn't competing. 30 is not the fastest anyway. There are speeds in the Ukraine that are stellar.

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