View Full Version : Possible Auroras - 12/08/06

12-08-2006, 03:33 PM
From Spaceweather.com

"AURORA WATCH: Sky watchers, be alert for auroras. A coronal mass ejection (CME) is expected to brush past Earth tonight, sparking a mild geomagnetic storm. The display will probably favor high latitudes--e.g., Scandinavia, Canada and Alaska--but it could descend as well to northern-tier US states such as Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The source of the CME is sunspot 930, which has been exploding regularly since it first appeared on Dec. 5th. The sunspot is slowly turning to face Earth. As it does, it might send more CMEs our way, and they would hit head-on rather than merely brushing past. By next week, Northern Lights could reach deep into the United States. Stay tuned. (And keep your fingers crossed.)"

I don't know the possibility of seeing them in the northeast but figured I'd post.

Spaceweather.com (http://spaceweather.com/)

12-09-2006, 07:52 PM
Fresh snow on the peaks and aurora. Nice. :)

space.com (http://www.space.com/spacewatch/aurora_cam.html) shows a real-time satellite image of aurora activity.

Solar Terestrial Dispatch (http://www.spacew.com/) has excellent analysis of current activity.