Space Weather Alert, Geomagnetic Storm, Aurora Increase 2/27/14

Space Weather AlertIssue Time: 2014 Feb 27 2001 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6
Threshold Reached: 2014 Feb 27 1955 UTC
Synoptic Period: 1800-2100 UTC

Active Warning: No
NOAA Scale: G2 – Moderate

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents – Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.
Spacecraft – Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible.
Radio – HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.
Aurora – Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.

Aurora viewing updates can be seen on the KnowledgeOrb Aurora viewing page. http://www.knowledgeorb.com/current-aurora-borealis-activity-viewing/

NOAA Space Weather Scales (meaning of R1,
S1, Etc.) can be found at http://www.knowledgeorb.com/current-space-weather/noaa-space-weather-scales/
For more detailed current Space Weather visit KnowledgeOrb Space Weather at http://www.knowledgeorb.com/current-space-weather/

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