Chance for auroras in northern U.S. tonight July 25-26

Map showing the extent of the auroral oval just after 11 o’clock Central time this evening based on data from the POES satellite. Credit: NOAA

A strong wind of particles flowing from a solar coronal hole has upped the chances for northern lights at higher latitudes tonight. It may even spread as far south as the northern U.S. As of 11:30 p.m. CDT there was no storm, but activity is up. Keep an eye out just in case.

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My name is Bob King and I work at the Duluth News Tribune in Duluth, Minn. as a photographer and photo editor. I'm also an amateur astronomer and have been keen on the sky since age 11. My modest credentials include membership in the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) where I'm a regular contributor, International Meteorite Collectors Assn. and Arrowhead Astronomical Society. I also teach community education astronomy classes at our local planetarium.

4 thoughts on “Chance for auroras in northern U.S. tonight July 25-26

  1. I will take a peak tomorrow morning on the way to work. It sure is cold here for July. Predicted low of 46 tonight, about 20 degrees colder than normal.

  2. In internatioal falls now for one more night. Never seen the lights as I’m a native Texan. Should I give it a try tonight as activity is a 7.7 noaa? Someone also said could be clear skies tonight.

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