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jeff.covington

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Spot it question
« on: November 11, 2014, 12:56:19 am »
Sorry if this is a repeat question.  I am curious on why all my results come back from 2010, meaning I am looking at storms from 2010.  How am I helping out the crew of the ISS if the information I am looking at is from events from 2010?
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jules

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Re: Spot it question
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2014, 01:07:01 pm »
Hi Jeff,
The tasks that help real-time forecasts are Incoming and Incoming Trace-It but unfortunately both of these are down at the moment mainly due to the current positions of the 2 STEREO satellites behind the Sun from Earth's viewpoint. This means that if the high gain antennae are pointed towards Earth they are also pointing at the Sun and overheat - more info here.. Additionally STEREO B did not recover from a planned reset and the team are trying to work around this. There's more information about that here. So the near live feeds are currently off-line. The Spot and What's that data do date from 2010 - we are due a fresh batch of data soon.

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In case you haven't seen it this is the latest Solar Stormwatch paper. :)