December 30th, 2013 – Evening News & Google+ Hangout 1/2 Fail posted on YouTube. It has been a heck of an afternoon. If you missed it, head back over to YouTube for tonight’s info.
December 14, 2013 – One of my few nights off. I appreciate the rest, and your understanding.
Solar Notes: Per today’s FOTW, I am still struggling to understand the activity we’ve seen in the AIA 304 (the loop looks great in 171 as well). Spots continue to gain complexion but so far are not flaring. The speed of the solar wind is increasing – at this time it appears we took a CME then a coronal hole stream 12 hours later, and the speed is now ramping. Instability has returned to our magnetic shield and the kp is it 4 as of 4:55pm Eastern.
Watch Score: 5 to 6. Honestly, the top factor is the law of averages right now. The coronal openings are weak, and the high-speed space weather will need to die down before the energy really has the potential to integrate into our systems.
Be safe everyone, see you in the morning.
News for November 19/20 was lost in server migration. Nov20 is available on YouTube.
November 13, 2013 – There is almost no reportable news tonight. No major flaring, if that solar wind jolt was the X Flare/CME impact it was pitiful… but the REAL reason for no news tonight is a potential major story brewing that I need to fully investigate — comet ISON is reported to be in outburst.
October 21, 2013 – No News, Happy Birthday to me.
October 19, 2013 – No Evening News
October 12, 2013 – Tonight I am updating on my phone. I am getting my computers completely cleaned and upgraded right now, and I spent the day doing Fly on the Wall. You have over an hour of new stuff there. The main stories and points of interest tonight are: 1) 800K evacuated in India, updates in the AM. 2) New tropical storm in the east pacific will hit the coast – see storm tracks here. 3) The coronal hole power was maintained at moderate levels, but Greece outdid the quake watch with a 6.4; luckily there was no major damage. 4) Filaments popping again and the sunspots remain dangerous in multiple delta class regions. See you in the morning.