aurora
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, Environment.
Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons

[UPDATE: While the solar storm did not hit as expected last night, hit did this this morning, setting up what some astronomers say is a decent chance for aurora activity tonight (01/22). Check Spaceweather.com for the latest.]

You know those phenomenal solar light shows we see during those gorgeous NASA ISS flyovers of earth? Get ready to potentially see some in your backyard TONIGHT.

“Forecasters say strong geomagnetic storms are possible when the cloud arrives during the late hours of Jan. 21st. High-latitude (and possibly middle-latitude) sky watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend,” said the site SpaceWeather.

Current forecasts call for the geomagnetic storm to kick off sometime after dark – so if you’ve got clear to partly-clear skies, bundle up and go take a look northward.

Let us know if you see anything!

Check out video of the sun’s latest Coronal Mass Ejection below.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571472598 Aleksey Volchek

    Across the US? That’s not very specific. What about SoCal? I never heard of Auroras reaching as far south as SoCal

  • Weedmanjim26

    so we will not git to see it in south fl will we i hope so