December 31, 2015

Another Aurora Chance Tonight

While you are sipping your champagne tonight...or whatever you do on New Year's Eve, you might want to look outside to the north.

The geomagnetic activity from the mass ejection from the sun has revved up considerably, with the important Kp index now around 6.  A very significant solar storm.

The Space Weather Prediction Center aurora prediction for 1 AM to 4 AM suggests we will have a chance to see an aurora tonight:

If you don't want to go outside, the Skunk Bay weather cams are proven to provide a good view of aurora events in our area.

1 comment:

  1. Oca Hoeflein has a great webcam set up looking north toward Mt Adams. Even now (21:43 PST 12/31) there are faint signs of an aurora visible.


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