Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Polar Geomagnetic Storms This Week

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

GLANCING-BLOW CME: Polar geomagnetic storms are possible on Nov. 18th and 19th in response to a glancing blow from an incoming CME (coronal mass ejection). Auroras could appear in northern-tier US states from Maine to Washington. Visit Spaceweather.com for more information.

LEONID METEOR SHOWER: This week, Earth is passing through a stream of dusty debris from Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, source of the annual Leonid meteor shower. This is not a "storm year" for the Leonids. Forecasters expect a mild display of no more than 15 or 20 meteors per hour best seen during the dark hours before sunrise. Got clouds? You can listen to Leonid radar echoes on Space Weather Radio.

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