Friday, March 11, 2016
Unexpected Geomagnetic Storm on March 11th
Source - Space Weather News for March 11, 2016: http://spaceweather.com
UNEXPECTED GEOMAGNETIC STORM: Earlier today, the outskirts of a CME previously expected to miss Earth instead hit. The impact sparked a G2-class geomagnetic storm and bright auroras around the Arctic Circle. At the time this alert is being written, the storm is still in progress. Visit Spaceweather.com for updates.
AVIATION RADIATION EXPERIMENT: En route to observe the March 9th total eclipse in Indonesia, the students of Earth to Sky Calculus conducted an unusual experiment in aviation radiation. Their plane flew a great circle around the Pacific Ocean, skirting the Arctic Circle and crossing the equator in a relatively short period of time. This allowed them to take a snapshot of onboard cosmic radiation doses over a wide range of latitude. Visit Spaceweather.com for results.