Status Report

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater (G3 or Greater) 2021 May 12 1759 UTC (link corrected)

By SpaceRef Editor
May 12, 2021
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Space Weather Message Code: WARK07
Serial Number: 78
Issue Time: 2021 May 12 1759 UTC

EXTENDED WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater expected
Extension to Serial Number: 77
Valid From: 2021 May 12 1250 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2021 May 12 2359 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.

Induced Currents – Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices.

Spacecraft – Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur.

Navigation – Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur.

Radio – HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent.

Aurora – Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon.

SpaceRef staff editor.