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Friday, February 14, 2014
Auroras for Valentine's Day?
Source - Space Weather News for Feb 14, 2014: http://spaceweather.com AURORAS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY?
Three CMEs are heading for Earth. Individually they are minor clouds.
However, by striking Earth's magnetic field in quick succession on Feb
14-15, they could cause significant geomagnetic activity around the
poles. Check http://spaceweather.com for updates about possible auroras on Valentine's Day. SOLAR FLARE ALERTS: Big sunspot AR1974 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong flares.