GEOMAGNETIC STORM WARNING: A high-speed stream of solar
wind is about to hit Earth's magnetic field, prompting NOAA forecasters
to estimate an 85% to 90% chance of geomagnetic storms on Nov. 2-3.
This is the same 800 km/s stream that lashed Earth's magnetic field in
early October, sparking strong geomagnetic storms and bright auroras
over northern-tier US states. Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information and updates.
TAURID FIREBALLS: The annual Taurid meteor shower is
underway and it is lighting up the midnight sky with bright fireballs.
Taurid meteoroids are gravelly pieces of debris from Comet Encke that
strike our planet's atmosphere at 70,000 mph. They pose no danger to
people on the ground as they disintegrate entirely high above Earth's
surface every few hours. If forecasters are correct, the display could
continue until Nov. 10th. Tune into Space Weather Radio for live radar echoes.