wmSpaceWeather is a space weather monitor. The monitor shows: 2 relativistic electron
and 3 relativistic proton flux levels at geosyncronous orbit (currently from the NOAA
GOES spacecraft), current Solar Flare X-ray flux, and the last 8 3-hour Kp index values.
Large fluxes of relativistic (aka Killer) electrons can cause harmful deep-dielectric
charging/discharging events inside satellites. High proton fluxes (Solar Energetic Proton or
SEP events) can cause single event upsets in satellite electronics. The Kp index is a measure
of how disturbed the Earths magnetic field has been over a 3-hour interval. Kp can range from
0-9, where 0 is quiet and 9 is very disturbed. The Kp values shown are the 8 previous values
(i.e. the last 24 hours). If the display is up-to-date, the LED next to the Kp
bars will flash blue. If the display is not up-to-date, the LED will flash orange.