The aurora made an appearance last night in Alaska, the midnight sun fading away. An early arriving CME, with a sudden impulse, hit earth and gave us a show. It started off a Kp 2, & rose to 7, but the sun rose as the show started to get good. Anchorage had fabulous displays, and a purple and red glow reached down to Washington state. Australia saw the lights into their night as we started our day. The numbers have held out all day, currently a Kp 4. Expect auroras tonight in all of Alaska, Canada, and the northern portion of the contiguous USA. Kp 5 expected.
Heads up for aurora tonight, Alaska, Canada, and the upper contiguous USA. For interior Alaska, it is somewhat dark between midnight and 3am.
G1 Storm forecast tonight. Kp 5 possible, Kp 4 expected. Clouds and smoke may hinder your view.