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.
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 http://spaceweather.com