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Space Weather Conditions
24-Hour Observed Maximums
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Latest Observed
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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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phenomena

Radiation Belts
Radiation Belts

Radiation belts are regions of enhanced populations of energetic electrons and protons surrounding the Earth in space.

Aurora
Aurora

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) are the result of electrons colliding with the upper reaches of Earth’

Image depicting a Coronal Hole
Coronal Holes

Coronal holes appear as dark regions in the solar corona when observed in Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) and x-ray wavelengths.

Geomagnetic Storms
Geomagnetic Storms

Geomagnetic storms are fluctuations in the Earth's magnetic field, caused by changes in the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field.

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