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Space Weather Conditions
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Current Space Weather Conditions
R1 (Minor) Radio Blackout Impacts
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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 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storms Observed on 20 December

Aurora Forecast
G2 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storms Observed on 20 December
published: Sunday, December 20, 2015 22:55 UTC

An enhanced solar wind environment and prolonged period of southward magnetic field, associated with the passage of a coronal mass ejection, has caused planetary G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storms.  G2 storm levels were first observed at 20/0519 UTC (0019 EDT) and G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm conditions are expected to persist until 1000 UTC (0500 EDT) on 20 December as this event continues.