Saturday, September 17, 2016

We are strong Magnetic Field today

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES), located in Earth’s geographic equatorial plane, approximately 6.6 Earth radii from the center of Earth, carry magnetometers to monitor the geomagnetic field and its variations. Typically there are two GOES operational satellites: GOES East, located over the east coast of the U.S. and GOES West, located over the Pacific, just west of the U.S. mainland. We can see here that yesterday and today both measurements (blue and red) have held above 75nT early in the morning, which is unusual. So it seems we have strong magnetic field around the earth at the moment. As you know the drop in the magnetic field we try to link it with warnings of strong earthquakes. Here the maximum value reached on 15th and 16th September is the same about 120nT. This also indicates to me, that although it will try to climb today during the day, it will drop tomorrow to lower than 50nT. We will see if it does but the fact that it did not breach 120nT  does tell me we will see some nice drop soon.

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