[NZ4O Spaceweather] Geomagnetic Storming & 6 Meters

Thomas F. Giella NZ4O solarcycle24 at tampabay.rr.com
Wed Mar 9 06:26:34 PST 2011

Sunspot group #11164 produced an M3.7 at 07/2012Z, with an associated Type 
II radio sweep and a Tenflare. The SOHO/LASCO imagery observed a full halo 
coronal mass ejection (CME.)

As the CME was geoeffective (earth facing) a significant geomagnetic storm 
will commence during the Wednesday-Thursday March 09-10 period. I expect 
minor geomagnetic storming (Kp-5) at mid and low latitudes with moderate 
geomagnetic storming (Kp-6) at high latitudes.

This morning UTC in Florida I'm seeing a sporadic E opening across the 
eastern 1/3 of the U.S. on 6 meters. Aurora E propagation on 6 meters is 
probable at high latitudes and possible at mid latitudes when the 
geomagnetic storm commences.

73 & GUD DX,
Thomas F. Giella, NZ4O
Lakeland, FL, USA
nz4o at tampabay.rr.com

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