Friday, February 15th 2013, 1:20 PM EST
On Wednesday I reported news of a Magnetic Filament Eruption near the sun's SW lim from SpaceWeather.com and associated it to yesterday's M6.6 Russian Earthquake. I said to a few people at the time the lull between events did not fit in with what I consider to be "magnetic connections", these changes are a lot faster, and I went away not being certain If I had in fact made the correct association on this occasion. But that has now changed, today I have noticed another report from SpaceWeather.com that may explain the association a bit better then I had originally reported. Apparently there was a recording of a magnetic storm a day after the solar event, and they go on to also mention the "solar wind" in the report. The "Solar Wind" normally takes 3-4 days to materialize on Earth, but that would not seem be related to the Magnetic Filament Eruption solar event from Wednesday. The solar event that gave the solar wind may have been from the previous report from the 9th February. What I think they have reported, is in fact the magnetic connection from the 13th February, along with the Solar Wind from the solar episode that took place on the 9th, confusing stuff I know:).. ...
VALENTINE'S DAY MAGNETIC STORM: Valentine's Day in Scandinavia began with a magnetic storm. Rob Stammes of the Polar Light Center in Lofoten, Norway, reports: "Our instruments recorded 2o swings in the local magnetic field, which induced strong electrical currents in the ground outside our lab." The needles on his chart recorder were swinging wildly:
"Overhead we saw some fantastic auroras," he adds.
The storm was caused by a region of south-pointing magnetism in the solar wind that wafted past Earth during the early hours of Feb. 14th. The solar wind's south-pointing magnetic field partially canceled Earth's north-pointing magnetic field, opening a crack in our planet's magnetosphere. Solar wind poured in to fuel the storm...click source for more
See below "K Index" from 13/14 February