On behalf of the International Women Day, the Sun gave a hot kiss to our mother Earth in a form of a full halo CME generated by the yesterday's double X-class flare. The resulting geomagnetic storm gives a good opportunity to compare the performance of space weather forecast models operating in near-real-time. We compare the forecasts of most major models and identify some common problems. We also present the results of our own near-real-time forecast models.
arXiv: Physics::Space PhysicsPhysics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics
free text keywords: Physics - Space Physics, Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics