Friday, January 01, 2016

First Auroras of 2016

Source - Space Weather News for Jan. 1, 2016:

FIRST AURORAS OF THE NEW YEAR: A CME strike on New Year's Eve has sparked a moderately strong geomagnetic storm (happening now) and the first auroras of  2016. High-latitude sky watchers are reporting bright auroras in both hemispheres as Earth moves through the strongly magnetized wake of the CME.  NOAA forecasters say there is a 75% chance that the storms will continue through Jan. 1st, subsiding to 45% on Jan. 2nd. 

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