I am asking the question if the explosion coming from Comet 17P/Holmes
registered on the solar data graphs and rippled the earth’s magnetic field as shown below for the 29th of October at the time of this posting.
See red spike above?
See how the electron count started to dip?
Other graphs at the above web page show variations at this time as well. I only saved the above two graphs as they appear now. The solar wind speed was up over 600 km/s and is now dropping and I surely felt tired for a while.
There was this alert but there hasn’t been any solar activity to mention:
:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2007 Oct 30 0003 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Geophysical Alert Message
Solar-terrestrial indices for 29 October follow.
Solar flux 67 and mid-latitude A-index 11.
The mid-latitude K-index at 0000 UTC on 30 October was 4 (50 nT).
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.
No space weather storms are expected for the next 24 hours.