Sunday, July 16, 2017

CME Strike Sparks Geomagnetic Storms

Source - Space Weather News for July 16, 2017:

CME STRIKE SPARKS GEOMAGNETIC STORMS: Geomagnetic storms are underway on July 16th following a CME strike at 0545 UT. Auroras have been sighted in New Zealand as well as US states such as Washington and Wyoming. G1-class storms happening now could intensity to G2-class in the hours ahead as Earth moves into the CME's magnetized wake.

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Above: Auroras over Hoopers Inlet, Otago, New Zealand, on July 16, 2017. 
Photo credit: Ian Griffin

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