Sunday, July 15, 2012

Aurora Borealis Strengthens as Solar Flare CME Continues

The Aurora Borelis, or Northern Lights, is strengthening as the Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the recent X class solar flare continues to pound Earth.

A G2 geomagnetic storm is in effect at this time, which means the aurora can be seen as far south as New York of Idaho. However, I wouldn't get too excited, as the solar storm has been staying mainly in G1 geomagnetic storm strength, which would limit aurora sightings to northern Michigan and Maine.


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