Monday, December 29, 2014
Geomagnetic Storm and Naked-eye Comet
Source - Space Weather News for Dec. 29, 2014: http://spaceweather.com
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.
Visit http://spaceweather.com for images and updates.
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
AURORA ALERTS are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).