Space Weather Event: Jan 10 - 12, 1997
Event Type 'Space Weather'
At the ISTP Science Workshop of Jan 7-9, 1997, during a session to foster correlative studies between the solar and magnetospheric elements of ISTP, the SOHO/LASCO team showed a movie of the 6-7 Jan C2/C3 coronal sequence, because it was an excellent illustration of a 'halo' event. There was little doubt that a line-of-sight CME had occurred and the general opinion was that a significant "space weather" event could be expected on 10 January. In the event a major storm did occur which, inter alia, appears to have caused the loss of the AT&T Telstar 401 satellite which was broadcasting a number of major US TV channels at the time. Full details of the event from birth on the sun to consequences at the Earth can be found at http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/cloud_jan97/event.html
This page summarises the response of the ionosphere over Antarctica as seen from Halley Research Station by the SESAME instumentation suite.
Time Start 10 Jan 00:00, Time End 11 Jan 23:59
GRASP Data for this event
Event contact: John R Dudeney