The ONLY SECOND geomagnetic storm of 2020 hit Earth on August 28th

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First aurora sightning for this season taken by Göran Strand on August 28, 2020 @ Östersund, Sweden. Picture by Göran Strand / Instagram via Space Weather Gallery

On August 28th, for only the 2nd time in 2020, Earth experienced a geomagnetic storm.

The minor G1-class disturbance broke out when a stream of solar wind hit Earth’s magnetic field at 500 km/s.

I got to see my first Northern Lights for this season,” reports Göran Strand, who sends this picture from Östersund, Sweden:

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First aurora sightning for this season taken by Göran Strand on August 28, 2020 @ Östersund, Sweden. Picture by Göran Strand / Instagram via Space Weather Gallery

After a long summer, it felt really great to be back under a dark starry night sky with bright auroras dancing overhead,” he says. “Aurora season has begun!

During a geomagnetic storm, Earth’s magnetic field vibrates. Stuart Green detected the rumbles in Preston, Lancashire, UK:

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Geomagnetic storm taken by Stuart Green on August 29, 2020 @ Preston, Lancashire, UK via Space Weather Gallery

After weeks of relative calm it was exciting to see some geomagnetic activity on my magnetometer here in the UK. It was only a minor G1 storm, but very welcome during Solar Minimum,” he says.

In the graph above, he biggest excursions correspond to aurora outbursts in the Arctic:

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Auroras taken by Rayann Elzein on August 28, 2020 @ Utsjoki, Finland. Picture: Rayann Elzein via Space Weather Gallery

During Solar Maximum, Earth experiences 50 to 100 such storms a year. This year we have experienced only 2.

The first geomagnetic storm of 2020, also category G1, happened on April 20th when a CME hit Earth’s magnetic field.

More space weather news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [SpaceWeather]

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