Saturday, April 02, 2016

Weekend Geomagnetic Storm

Source - Space Weather News for April 2, 2016

WEEKEND GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A G1-class geomagnetic storm is underway on April 2nd as Earth enters a fast-moving stream of solar wind. The stream is filled with "negative polarity" magnetic fields. Such fields can easily link to Earth's own magnetic field, opening a crack in our planet's defenses against solar wind. This is why NOAA forecasters offer good odds of continued magnetic storming--a 60% chance on April 2nd followed by a 55% chance on April 3rd.  High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend.

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