Monday, July 16, 2012

Geomagnetic Storm Weakening; Aurora Sightings Reported in Kentucky

The planetary K index indicates that the geomagnetic storm is weakening after causing a night of spectacular aurora sightings.

The Space Weather Prediction Center seems to be agreeing in the geomagnetic storm dying off as the day goes on, and this diminishing activity is shown in current auroral activity.

However, last night, there was a report of aurora sightings in Kentucky, as well as pictures from Kansas and Colorado. This is usually something we would see with a stronger geomagnetic storm, so to see the Aurora Borealis stretch that far south with a K index only at 6 is pretty interesting.


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