Auroral Alert Tonight Dec. 18-19 / Holiday Asteroid Parade

Keep watch on the northern sky tonight. Several recent solar blasts are working their way toward Earth as you read this. Expect the bee-like swarm of subatomic particles to buzz past the planet and possibly link into out magnetic domain by late afternoon. Minor (G1) storming is expected during the early evening hours over the U.S.…
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Venus And Jupiter Bring It On / Aurora Forecast Tonight

The waxing gibbous moon dominates the evening sky, but with luck we may see the aurora tonight. On October 22 the Sun cut loose with a CME or coronal mass ejection that’s expected to side-swipe the planet. A minor G1 storm is expected to start this afternoon and continue overnight. Because of the moonlight, the…
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Aurora Alert Tonight And Tomorrow Night Sept. 19-20

(UPDATED Sept. 20) A combination of coronal holes, minor CMEs (coronal mass ejections) and a good helping of solar wind shook up Earth’s magnetic environment tonight and will again Sunday night. Minor G1 storm conditions were forecast (Kp=5) for both nights, but in this wee hours this morning (Sept. 20), conditions quickly went from minor to major storm — G1…
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Aurora Watch Tonight August 23-24

A different sort of light show visited my corner of the world overnight. Thunderstorms crashed about as rain fell heavily, but 60 miles above the cloud tops, the aurora erupted around 3 in the morning. Those lucky enough to have clear skies along the northern tier of states and Alaska got a great show. Storm…
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Aurora Alert – Solar Storms Headed Our Way Tonight June 22-23

Chances are even better tonight for seeing the northern lights. A large coronal mass ejection left the Sun yesterday June 21 headed directly for Earth. En route. it will sweep up several smaller clouds of solar particles from earlier blasts and bring it all home starting this afternoon and continuing through the night. NOAA spaceweather…
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