Monday, December 29, 2014

Geomagnetic Storm and Naked-eye Comet

Source - Space Weather News for Dec. 29, 2014:

GEOMAGNETIC STORM:  The year is ending with an outbreak of auroras.  Sky watchers around the Arctic Circle are seeing bright Northern Lights as Earth enters a stream of high-speed solar wind, causing G1-class storm conditions on Dec. 29th.

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BRIGHTENING COMET:  The "Christmas Comet" C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) has continued to brighten, and now observers around the world are reporting seeing it with the unaided eye from dark-sky sites.  Comet Lovejoy is a fine target for backyard telescopes, as shown on today's edition of

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