Friday, July 08, 2016
Sunset Conjunction of Jupiter and the Moon
Source - Space Weather News for July 8, 2016: http://spaceweather.com
SUNSET SKY SHOW: When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look west. Jupiter and the crescent Moon are side-by-side in the sunset sky. Try to catch them before the sky fades to black. A bright conjunction framed by twilight blue is a beautiful sight! Sky maps are available at http://spaceweather.com
SOLAR WIND SPARKS SOUTHERN LIGHTS: A high-speed stream of solar wind is buffeting Earth's magnetic field on July 8th. This is causing minor geomagnetic storms and colorful auroras in the southern hemisphere. NOAA forecasters say there is a 50% chance of additional storms today (July 8), waning to 25% tomorrow (July 9) as Earth exits the solar wind stream.