Month: August 2012

last night’s aurora

Last night the aurora came out about midnight. As I was driving south toward North Pole, the green streak lit up brightly in the sky behind the clouds. In just a few minutes, the aurora wrapped itself around the sky in all directions. The lower picture depicts the aurora facing north about 15 minutes after…

C class solar flare

The aurora forecast for tonight is quiet with active periods. This means that we will see the aurora tonight, and at times the show will be spectacular. This is due to a C class solar flare. Expect displays between approx midnight to 4am. The kp level is expected to fluctuate between a 2 and a…

a little aurora

Aurora made an appearance tonight toward the east, swooping gently across the sky with occasional upward spikes. The kp level was a 2. Photo was taken at Peridot and the Richardson Hwy in North Pole, Alaska about 1am Aug 22, 2012.