//A Cycle 25 Storm Launch & Aurora Highlights: Solar Storm Forecast 07-18-2019

A Cycle 25 Storm Launch & Aurora Highlights: Solar Storm Forecast 07-18-2019

A Cycle 25 Storm Launch & Aurora Highlights: Solar Storm Forecast 07-18-2019

This Solar Storm Forecast is sponsored in part by 3ric Johanson: http://instagram.com/scubist

This week space weather calms down a bit, but the Sun still brings exciting news. Region 2744 keeps us on our toes by firing the first solar storm of the coming cycle while in Earth view! The fact that these new cycle sunspots successively show higher levels of activity is an optimistic sign that the new cycle is nearly here! On top of this news, we recently had a decent solar storm that brought aurora views clear down to Wyoming, USA and was seen in many parts of the Western hemisphere. Learn the details of this recent activity, see why amateur radio operators are groaning this week, catch up on aurora photos from the recent solar storm, and find out what else our Sun has in store.

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For a more in-depth look at the data and images in this video see the links in my other forecasts. I am saving space here for the aurora field reporter photos highlighted this week.

Aurora Field Reporter Photography:
Al Stecky, Hawkeye Lake, Fowler, Ontario, Canada:

Deb Maluk, Sandy Lake, Manitoba, Canada:

Jo Lukinchuk, Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada:

Notanee Bourassa, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada:

Team Tanner, Alix, Alberta, Canada:

Haeli Carter, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada:

Josh Sporre, Laporte, Minnesota, USA:

Charlie Smith, Boulder Lake Reservoir just north of Duluth, Minnesota, USA:

A short but yet still beautiful Northern Lights show this morning around 3am at Boulder Lake Reservoir just north of Duluth.

Posted by Charles Howard Smith Photography on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Kevin Palmer, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming, USA:

Ian Griffin, SOFIA Telescope flight over New Zealand:

Paul ChasingNature, New Zealand:
https://twitter.com/Chasingnatureph/status/1149183527440801792