Wednesday, March 7, 2012

An X Flare Comin' Your Way

If you like to look up at the sky at night and wonder what is up there, here is some great info for you.

From Space Weather is the info about the new X flare on it's way to us, straight from the Sun!

"GEOMAGNETIC STORM UPDATE: A CME propelled toward Earth by yesterday's X5-class solar flare is expected to reach our planet on March 8th at 0625 UT (+/- 7 hr). Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, who prepared the CME's forecast track, say the impact could spark a strong geomagnetic storm. Sky watchers at all latitudes should be alert for auroras.

Mild geomagnetic activity is already underway following a lesser CME impact on March 7th. Shortly after the cloud arrived, a burst of Northern Lights appeared over the US-Canadian border."

Lucky for us, here in Oregon, we have clear skies and a full view to the North. Now I'm going to bundle up real well and go watch some late Winter skies!

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