Sunday, November 01, 2015

Geomagnetic Storm Warning for Nov. 2-3

Source - Space Weather News for Nov. 1, 2015:

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 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.

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