Richmond Astronomical Society

Solar Storm Update

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Events

According to Spaceweather.com: “The first of two CMEs expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field on Sept. 12th arrived on schedule. Although the geomagnetic storm it provoked was technically only minor (G1-class), Northern Lights were observed as far south as Arizona.”

 

Spaceweather further reports:  “A second and potentially more powerful CME is still en route. Geomagnetic storming could become strong (G3-class) during the late hours of Sept. 12th and Sept 13th after the second CME arrives. NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance that geomagnetic storming will reach mid-latitudes. Sky watchers everywhere should remain alert for auroras.”

 

For more information see http://spaceweather.com/.  If you happen to be in an area that has clear skies late on September 12, you might want to take a look!

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