wind blows some of Earth's atmosphere into space. Polar spacecraft
measures "auroral fountain" flowing out as solar wind flows in.
Dec. 8, 1998: Residents of the far north who saw a massive display of the aurora borealis in late September were also staring through an invisible fountain of gas being accelerated into space . . .Quicktime Movie
Unexpected Magnetic Event Occurring 12.11.98 0330 UTC
It appears that a vigorous and totally unexpected energetic anomaly has impacted our magnetosphere. The SEC forecast was for quiet to unsettled conditions, yet something pretty potent began several hours ago affecting the GOES Magnetometer readings and electron readings.
(Automatic solar charts now unavailble (thanks, NASA). Click on each section for greater detail)
Xray Flux . . Proton Flux .. Electron Flux... Magnetometer .. Kp Index
YOHKOH MPEG YOHKOH MPEG2 LATEST STILL SOHO/LASCO
SOHO RECOVERY TEAM LOGS AURORA SOUND OF AURORA
MAGNETOGRAMS: Tromsø, Andøya, Longyearbyen, Ny Ålesund HAARP
SOLAR TERRESTRIAL DISPATCH ALL SKY IMAGER: SOUTH POLE STATION
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH GLOSSARY OBSERVATORIUM
MAGNETOSPHERE YELLOW PAGES
98-12-11 07:22:25 EST
Kent: The abrupt shift in the magnetic field started late 12/10/98 and is continuing through the 11th. Totally unexpected. Peak energy appears to be .003 according to spectrum analysis.
Charlie Plyler, Elfrad Group
WHEN THE MAGNETIC FIELD DROPS: TIME TO DREAM