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Space Weather: Here are some examples of bad days on Earth


Here, for context, are some examples of really bad days in terms of Earthlings getting hit with energies from outside the planet.

Let me start by saying that 2017 was a horrific year!!  I had forgotten how intense it was until I just went through my photos. Ugh.

Let me say this next: You don’t need to understand these charts at all, for them to be meaningful.

All we need to do is this: Understand what a normal day looks like. Then you’ll be able to recognize what is abnormal.


Electron Flux, Proton Flux, Riometers
On the charts with lines going left to right, a normal day usually has these lines gently going in a straight-ish line.  Therefore, if the lines suddenly drop or suddenly go up, that’s abnormal.

Electron Flux: November 2015; May 2016; April 2017; May 2017. On a normal day, all four lines (red, blue, yellow, purple) are roughly straight.


Proton Flux: September 2017. Note the sharp departure of the red line, from its normal levels.


Kiruna Riometer: November 2018. Usually, there is one thin red line and one thin blue line, each going straight across–left to right. On this day, however, the lines literally went off the chart.


Solar Wind
For solar wind: A normal day has a speed = 350 km/s, and density = 7.5 protons/cm3 (approximate).  Notice the days when the speed is above 700 (twice as fast–per second), and the proton density is over 50.  Those are abnormal.

Solar Wind and Proton Density: August 4, 2017; July 30, 2017; July 21, 2017; May 27, 2017. Note how high the speed is in the first three images; and how high the proton density is in the fourth image.

Schumann Resonance

For the Schumann chart, a normal day is all blue.  A slight disturbance is green.  An abnormal day has white.

Schumann Resonance: September 9, 2018.


Solar Flares

As of 2020, we are now in a solar minimum, which means the sun is quiet and shouldn’t be flaring. Back in 2017, however, the sun was quite active.

Solar flares are rated in three main classes: C-class flares are quite small.  M-class flares are mid-sized.  X-class flares are large and can cause the most damage.

The size rating is not linear, though.  Per NASA, “Similar to the Richter scale for earthquakes, each letter represents a 10-fold increase in energy output. So an X is ten times an M and 100 times a C. Within each letter class there is a finer scale from 1 to 9.”

Note the day we had 21 flares–and they were noteworthy ones: up to an M8.1 flare.

Solar Flares: September 9, 2017.

Also note the massive X9.3 flare we had in September 2017. (Interestingly, neither myself nor the other big empaths / energyworkers I know felt it at all. Hmm.)

Solar Flares: September 6, 2017.

Geomagnetic Storms

Last, geomagnetic storms. A normal day is all green. A storm is red. Magnetic storms are rated on a scale of 1-5; 1 is minor, 5 is extreme. Note the G4 storm in September 2017.

Geomagnetic Storms: September 6-8, 2017.



Looking at the Charts Together

It can be interesting to notice a space weather event appearing on several charts simultaneously.  It really highlights the fact that everything is connected.

To that end, here are some examples of what that looks like:


Mix of Charts: Geomagnetic Storms, Schumann Resonance, Magnetometer, Electron Flux; same-day activity


Solar Wind Speed and Electron Flux; same-day activity.


Mix of Charts: Electron Flux, Proton Flux, Magnetometer, Geomagnetic Storms; same-day activity.


Bottom Line

Space weather is not the only thing affecting us. But it does affect us. So it can be useful to track it.

You can find the links to all of the charts above in this article.


Any questions, let me know.

~ Jen


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