A geomagnetic storm reaching G1 - Minor levels is currently in progress as Earth enters a stream of positive polarity high-speed solar wind.
NOAA Scale: G1 - Minor
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Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S.
Meanwhile, solar activity is rising with multiple C-class flares behind the east limb. There is only one numbered active region on the Earth side of the Sun - AR 2528 (beta). The region is showing signs of sun spot development in its intermediate area but is absent of any significant flaring. A new active region is about to rotate around the eastern limb and it looks like it might bring us some action with it.
For the full story and images, see http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/04/07/ch-hss-stirring-geomagnetic-storming/
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