METEOR OUTBURST: The Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar is detecting echoes
from a meteor outburst in the constellation Andromeda, in progress on
Dec. 8th. It appears to be debris from old Comet Biela, which broke
apart in the 19th century. Observers in the northern hemisphere,
especially Europeans, should be alert for Andromedid meteors on the
night of Dec. 8-9. More information may be found at http://spaceweather.com.
GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field on
Dec. 7th, sparking an unexpected geomagnetic storm and Northern Lights
over numerous US states. NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% chance of
additional storms on Dec. 8th and 9th.