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Monday, May 15, 2017
Geomagnetic Storm Watch (G2-class)
Source - Space Weather News for May 15, 2017: http://spaceweather.com GEOMAGNETIC
STORM WATCH: NOAA forecasters say there is a 40% chance of minor
G1-class geomagnetic storms on May 16th as Earth enters a stream of
solar wind flowing from a hole in the sun's atmosphere. The storm could
intensify to G2-class (moderately strong) on May 17th when an incoming
CME is expected to deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field.
High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras, especially in
the southern hemisphere where deepening autumn darkness favors