Space Weather ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6

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Issue Time: 2015 Aug 16 0802 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6
Threshold Reached: 2015 Aug 16 0759 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0600-0900 UTC

Active Warning: Yes
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.

This post compiled using data gathered from NOAA and NASA.

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