Activity Ups with Storms, Flares & Fast Wind | Solar Storm Forecast 11.14.2020 | Solar Storm Forecast 11.14.2020

It's always a treat when I get to use annotations in my forecasts that I havent used in a while. This full Solar Storm Forecast marks the first time I've had to number more than two regions on the Earth-facing Sun in quite some time! It's yet another indicator that we are coming our of solar minimum. Very soon I will begin showing magnetograms again so we can watch these sunspots evolve as they rotate across the Sun's face! But that must wait for a later date. In this forecast, i have my hands full catching you up on all the recent activity, including a non-Earth-directed solar storm, several near M-class flares, and more gorgeous aurora highlights from recent solar storms! Just for you patrons, this forecast is available here for early viewing 13 hours before the public gets access.  Also, as always, I am including the You Tube description, the 5-day outlooks, and the aurora field reporter credits below. 

You Tube Description:

This week our Sun continues its upward journey of activity with several new bright regions in Earth view and more on the Sun's farside. We are seeing solar flux continue to rise along with an increase in C-class flares. This is good news for amateur radio operators and emergency responders as radio propagation on Earth's dayside is continuing to improve. Of course, the flares mean a little radio noise as well, but it should be pretty mild overall. So, no worries, the SpaceX launch this weekend should not have any communication issues! However, these regions are also continuing to launch solar storms, especially region 2782, and as this region rotates into the Earth-strike zone we will watch closely for any Earth-directed activity. Aurora photographers at high latitudes have a small burst of fast solar wind to look forward that could bring aurora but it will be reasonably fleeting. At least this means GPS users will not be severely impacted this week. Learn more about the growing sunspot activity, catch up on aurora photos from recent solar storms, and see what else our Sun has in store!

Aurora Field Reporter Credits:

Rayann Elzein, Utsjoki, Finnish Lapland:

I Need Space, Tromsø, Norway:

Adrien Mauduit, Senja, Norway:

Matt Robinson, Norway:

NLPLNO, Lofoten, Norway:

Oliver Wright, Abisko, Sweden:

Göran Strand, Östersund, Sweden:

Chirs Cogan, Rogart, Scotland:

Jon Dunn, Shetland, UK:

Kareen, Shetland, UK:

James Rowley-Hill, Norfolk, UK:

Live Aurora Network, Kirkjufell, Iceland:

Jaromir Stanczyk, Reykjavik, Iceland:

Hind Abuelgasim, Thompson, Manitoba, Canada:

Deb Maluk, Sandy Lake, Manitoba, Canada:

Hank Vlietstra, Wilkie Saskatchewan Canada:

Team Tanner, Alix, Alberta, Canada:

Vincent Ledvina, North Dakota, USA:

Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA:

Chris Griffith, Jenkins, Minnesota, USA:

MaryBeth Kiczenski, Grand Marias, Minnesota, USA:

Noel Bowman, Moses Lake, Washington, USA:

Ann Gutschlag, Invercargill, NZ:

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