Sunday, July 15, 2012

Auroras Likely to be Seen in Upper Midwest, New England

[July 15, 2012 7:56 PM CDT]

The latest aurora activity monitor indicates that the Aurora Borealis will most likely be seen in the Upper Midwest and northern New England this evening as a G2 geomagnetic storm continues to blast the Earth.

Latest indications are that aurora sightings could retreat north as the night goes on, but observed K index values tell me that parts of the Great Lakes and Northern Plains could also see some Northern Lights activity.

The strongest auroral activity will be present over central Canada, where a truly spectacular light show is in store this evening. Considering this is an uncommon X class solar flare that is producing this light show, the next time the aurora borealis slides this far south could be a while off.


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