Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Geomagnetic Storm

Source - Space Weather News for March 17, 2015: http://spaceweather.com

SEVERE GEOMAGNETIC STORM:  A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of March 17th, triggering a magnetic disturbance that has escalated into the strongest geomagnetic storm of the current solar cycle (Kp=8).  During the hours before sunrise on St. Patrick's Day, bright green skies appeared over multiple US states including Wisconsin, Washington, Minnesota, and the Dakotas. 

Please check http://spaceweather.com  for pictures and updates on the progress of the storm.

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