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    WEEKEND AURORA WATCH Feb 4, 2017

    Post  Carol on Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:50 pm


    WEEKEND AURORA WATCH Feb 4, 2017

    WEEKEND AURORA WATCH: Earth is beginning to exit  a stream of solar wind flowing from a large hole in the sun's atmosphere.  As a result, NOAA forecasters have lowered the odds of a geomagnetic storm today to only 35%. Arctic sky watchers should nevertheless remain alert for midnight auroras on Feb 3-4 as the solar wind speed is still near 600 km/s.

    When the solar wind stream first arrived on Jan. 31-Feb. 1, it delivered a blow to Earth's magnetic field that sparked locally intense lights around the poles.  M-P Markkanen observed this outburst over Lemmenjoki National Park in the Lapland of Finland.

    http://www.spaceweather.com


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