Current speculation focuses on a corotating interaction region (CIR)--that is, a shock-like transition zone between high- and low-speed solar wind streams, the space weather site reports.
Above is the K index graph for the past three days. As you can see, the kp index hit the Kp=6 range for a period of time only hours ago and went back down to Kp=4. The Kp index is a measurement of disturbances in the horizontal component of earth's magnetic field with 0 being very calm, or basically none, and 5 meaning a geomagnetic storm has been reached.
Out of interest to the reader, the label 'K' comes from the German word 'Kennziffer' which means 'characteristic digit'.
As mentioned, this interplanetary shock wave which caused a fifteen hour disturbances in Earth's magnetic field, created a solar storm as well. A measurement of Kp=6 is calculated into a G 2 class Geomagnetic Storm, going by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Space Weather Scale. There are five ranks within this scale, ranging from minor, moderate, strong, finally to extreme. This recent Geomagnetic Storm would be classified as 'Moderate'.
Here is a definition of the possible issues that a G 2 class Geomagnetic Storm could cause.
However, when you combine the recent activity from energies from space, say over the past two weeks since the series of four X-class solar flares, a cumulative affect may be building up here so we shouldn't limit our thinking just to the above definition of what this impact could cause. As you can also see with your own eyes, the climate globally on Earth is doing some strange things, along with the weather. There have been a number of large impacting electricity failures at different locations around the planet, over the past two weeks as well.
The number of active volcanoes for this point in time is double the average for the year. The Earthquake activity around the planet is very, very unusual. The strange tornado activity in the Northern Hemisphere is energetically connected to all of this as well.
The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) has afluxgate magnetometer, residing at the ionospheric observatory in Gakona, Alaska, has picked up the above readings during this recent time period mentioned. The three traces represent mutually orthogonal components of the earth's magnetic field.
The "D" component (red trace) is positive eastward
The "Z" component (blue trace) is positive downward
As you can see above, over the time period of the last month, the recent activity on the scale went above 500 for the northward sensor and also below -500 for the eastward sensor.
The Northern Lights (Aurora's) spilled across the Canadian border and descended into the contiguous United States as far south as Colorado and Nebraska, space weather has mentioned.
Auroras from Entiat Washington. The streak went from West to East. The North had the green streaks. - spaceweather.com
Anacortes, Washington State - spaceweather.com
Captured the Auroras and St. Johns University Stickwork Sculpture on the early morning hours of June 1, 2013. (Collegeville, Minnesota US) - spaceweather.com
So, the question remains, what caused this interplanetary shock wave?
We did just have Asteroid 1998 QE2 fly past yesterday. Space rocks that pass by the Earth have been theorised to possibly cause an energetic impact of sorts. Asteroid 1998 QE2 was one of the larger ones we have seen, at 2.7 km's (1.7 miles) wide. It is said that Asteroid 1998 QE2 even had it's own Moon.
But at the same time, the Sun has had a very large Coronal Hole earth facing, which has been releasing a constant stream of solar wind based plasma energy, towards the Earth. This strongly indicates that the Sun is reaching its 11 year cycle solar maximum because of the coronal holes position on the surface of the Sun.
It's always possible an 'Interplanetary Shock Wave' came to us from another location, such as a Gamma-ray Burst. I know that a few days ago, there was a series of GRB's going off, day after day.
You may remember my article from Valiant, 'The pulse, the shifting of the earth and the shape of things to come...', which I quote,
"But things will change...
One weekend in May..
Skies on Fire..."
"There’s no turning back now...no changing things. The Shape of things to come...WILL BE."
Of course, I don't take time and dates so seriously with future predictions, so one weekend in May could easily move into June and I wouldn't consider this a failed prediction simply because of not getting the timing right. It is the weekend right now...
I'm going to quote a few paragraphs below from my detailed summary of the Global Coastal Event, once again!
"Cliff has discussed data supporting the idea of intrusions from space. He says it shows up in Courtney Browns remote viewing work. Cliff says he expects we will see a plasma event that won't produce a CME, but will create some amazing shapes and beautiful electrical occurrences in the sky/atmosphere and at the same time, a high energy stream will come down into the middle of the planet and trigger a sudden plate expansion and possible crack in the Pacific's plate.
The Global Coastal Event will be contending with a lack of electricity because of the plasma events operating very wide spread, like an EMP event, on a global scale. It may not destroy the power grid in total, but will cause a lot of damage."
Well, right now we have had a plasma related event, which wasnot from a CME / Solar Flare and it has produced some interesting northern lights. We are also going through a period of time with major electricity disruptions right now. Millions lost power in Thailand, Vietnam and Kenya recently.
Again, another quote from my summary of the Global Coastal Event,
"E50 Wujo, 20 April 2013 - Clif high mentions that the information is showing a 'pulsation deep inside the planet'.
He reiterates 'deep down within the earth' is clearly what the data is showing. He mentions the 'sphere of the earth being closed' and that something has to happen for this energy within the Earth to have to be released.
Clif High mentions many data sets right now showing energy needs to escape and work it self out from inside the Earth. So its pretty clear that because of this situation within the Earth, events will occur on the surface as a result."
Within an article I posted that was from Drunvalo,'Drunvalo – The untold positive side of the Mayan Prophecies I quote the following,
"We are receiving – from the center of the galaxy – there is a pulse that is going directly to our Sun, and the sun is sending out these HUGE magnetic pulses that go to OUR magnetic field and making changes within us – within our DNA. This is not a time to be afraid of the sun. You need to tune into it and see what it’s doing to you and feel what is changing inside of you. When the solar flares are going on Drunvalo goes outside and soaks up the sun. It’s the direct connection to life."
Well, I better finish off here and I will leave you with a few more photos of the amazing northern lights from as a result of this interplanetary shock wave.
Falmouth, Maine US - spaceweather.com
Limon, Colorado, USA - spaceweather.com
Grand Rapids, Minnesota USA - spaceweather.com
"Last night, I drove to Crater Lake National Park to photograph the Milky Way rising above the rim," reports Oregon photographer Brad Goldpaint. "I was staring upward towards a clear night sky when suddenly, without much warning, the aurora borealis began erupting in front of me. With adrenaline pumping, I raced to the edge of the caldera, set up a time-lapse sequence, and watched northern lights dance until sunrise," he continues. "The moon rose around 2am and blanketed the surrounding landscape with a faint glow, adding depth and texture to the shot." - spaceweather.com