Sunday, December 06, 2015

Daytime Occultation of Venus on Dec. 7th

Space Weather News for Dec. 6, 2015

DAYTIME OCCULTATION OF VENUS: On Monday, Dec. 7th, sky watchers in North America can see the Moon pass in front of Venus in broad daylight--no telescope required. Visit for observing tips and more information.

SOLAR WIND SPARKS AURORAS: Earth is entering a stream of solar wind flowing from a broad coronal hole on the sun.  In response, auroras are dancing around the Arctic Circle.  More lights are in the offing as Earth moves deeper into the stream.  NOAA forecasters estimate a 55% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Dec. 7th and 8th. Aurora alerts are available from (text) and (voice).

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