Although the aurora forecast tonight is quiet to active, the clouds and the moonlight make it difficult to see. The aurora can be (barely) seen overhead in the interior. North Pole is pretty cloudy. The Anchorage areas are clearer but with the current forecast, the displays may only be seen low on the horizon. The current Kp level is 0, and the time of this post is 1030pm Alaska time. See the ABN Aurora Cam here. Have a great night everyone!
From NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, another aurora storm predicted tonight, & the next few nights:
Space Weather Message Code: WATA20
Serial Number: 617
Issue Time: 2015 Mar 29 1304 UTC
WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1 Predicted
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Mar 29: G1 (Minor) Mar 30: G1 (Minor) Mar 31: G1 (Minor)
THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT
NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents – Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft – Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora – Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine. ********
All of Alaska, most of Canada, and possible northern states. Kp 4 possible, maybe we’ll get lucky and see Kp 5. The time we will see lights is anytime it’s dark. Auroras come and go at times, so be patient if you don’t see anything right away. Many factors come into play before we see the lights, not just Kp level. Happy end of March!
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The Kp level is 4. We are expecting lights tonight, soon, in Alaska. Storm level active auroras are expected. Lights are currently being seen in Canada, and northern states (low on horizon).
Forecast tonight is storm level auroras. This means we may see lights statewide in Alaska if the weather is clear. Be ready. Kp 4 possible.
Heads up for possible active auroras tonight in Alaska. Kp 2 as of 830pm. It’s also still sunny at 830pm!
Tomorrow night and Saturday night are forecast storm level auroras. The weather may be cloudy in both the Fairbanks and Anchorage areas.
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