The Northern Lights made a rather unforeseen look Monday night, and thanks to some uncertain area weather condition they might show up once again Tuesday night in The United States and Canada and parts of Europe.
Previous NASA astronomer Dr. Tony Phillips reports on Spaceweather.com that a moderate G2-class geomagnetic storm shocked forecasters in the early hours Monday.
” A substantial fracture opened in Earth’s electromagnetic field, and stayed open for more than 5 hours. Brilliant auroras spread out throughout much of Canada and Alaska as solar wind rose through the opening. According to our records, this was the greatest geomagnetic storm given that a G3 occasion in Might 2019.”
Some reports of the aurora borealis were identified as far south as Chicago.
Existing projections recommend tonight and tomorrow might see the geomagnetic activity continue.
March is typically among the very best seasons for auroral activity since the abovementioned fractures in our electromagnetic field tend to open around the equinoxes.
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And if you miss out on the program, do not fear: the sun is moving into the active duration of its solar cycle when geomagnetic storms from flares and coronal mass ejections end up being most likely.