tonight: incoming CME , auroras likely

Tonight, the aurora forecast is quiet to minor storm levels. There is an incoming Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) and the expected arrival time is early in the morning, Alaska time. If it arrives “on time”, then northern Europe can expect auroras, as the sun will rise in North America. The Kp level forecast is 5 (G1 storm). However data is looking good and it may arrive early, in which case we should be ready to view auroras tonight, from Alaska, Canada, and the northern states.

Saturday night, more auroras expected at storm levels. This means that Alaskans might see an overhead show, while lower latitudes (from Alaska) may see auroras toward the north, if not overhead.

Since we are on CME watch, be sure to follow along on facebook or twitter for the latest sightings and updates!

incoming cme