Ok ACE satellite is down, so what's a person to do to get any idea of what is going on. Well sometimes I check SOHO, they have wind and protons, but no luck tonight, but they often fill it in later when they have SOHO data again. SOHO data and images are not constant. [link to umtof.umd.edu
] So maybe later an idea can be had.
AE index looks like its running, and given the last image of the magnetic field, I suggest the roach is rolled up into a ball. (roach because it some times looks like one, that was a silly term I made up when I first started watching it! somebody on the holy shit magnetosphere thread used to call my roach a sand flea.
Now if the AE index isn't running on NICT, you can get the graph here: [link to umtof.umd.edu
] And surprise!!!! We probably have a storm going on. the AE line is about 1200 uT. This means something is coming right on in, meaning a negative bz right now in all likelihood.
It remains interesting on haarp magnetometer. [link to 188.8.131.52
] look at the activity since 0 UTC when
ACE quit. so my guess something as arrive but I don't know if its the coronal hole or another cme