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.