Summary: yesterday on 16 may 2021 at around 20 utc the proton count jumped from almost nothing to above 100 protons a sec.
Right after that the magnetosphere started to become unstable after the electron belt connected to the bow shock.
This is truly mind boggeling and it shows something is going on with the van allen belts that has the potential to weaken our magnetosphere to the point of collapse.
It will be interesting to see whether this will increase the cme’s geoeffectiveness tommorow after the impact at 5 UTC.
Quote of the day:
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think