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Space Weather Conditions
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HF Radio: Weak or minor degradation of HF radio communication on sunlit side, occasional loss of radio contact.
Navigation: Low-frequency navigation signals degraded for brief intervals.
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G2 Conditions Return

G2 Conditions Return
published: Thursday, September 10, 2015 14:54 UTC

Following the G2 (moderate) geomagnetic storms from last night, observations of the solar wind at the ACE spacecraft near L1 indicate the potential again this evening for more activity. G1 (minor) conditions have already been observed by the global network of ground-based near real-time magnetometers. A forecast warning for G2 has been issue from 09/0500 - 09/1000 UTC (1am to 6am EST). These could be some prime hours to possibly see the Aurora in the northern most regions of the lower 48 states.  Update - As forecast, G2 conditions were observed at 09/0526 UTC (1:26 am EST). There have been reports of Aurora in S. Canada as well as northern states Minnesota, Wisconsin, and N. Dakota and Michigan.