Magnetic storm June 29 2013

Posted: June 29, 2013 by tchannon in Geomagnetism


Seems there was a severe space weather storm early hours 29th June 2013, Universal Time.

h/t Vukcevic at WUWT

Where he wrote (link)

Last night Earth sailed through one of the strongest geomagnetic storms in the recent months if not years, it is classified as ‘Severe’
This kind of spike could cause damage to satellite electronics but strong aurora is likely.

I’ve not had a chance to look further.


  1. Andrew says:

    Sun Shocked by Briffa’s about face

  2. J Martin says:

    Do these events have implications for volcanoes and earthquakes. Or with a little luck a warm spell in the UK.

  3. vukcevic says:

    More from
    SUBSIDING STORM: A geomagnetic storm that began late on June 28th when Earth passed through a region of south-pointing magnetism in the solar wind is subsiding. At its peak (Kp=7), the storm sparked Northern Lights in the USA as far south as Kansas. In total, observers in more than a dozen US states have reported green and purple skies over night. Christian Begeman sends this picture from a farm outside Hartford, South Dakota:
    CME hit expected in a day or so

  4. suricat says:

    This is what the ‘SIDC’ (Solar Influences Data Center) in Belgium reports:

    Best regards, Ray.