Auroras being seen in northern Europe Kp 5

The coronal hole high speed stream has hit earth this morning and the Kp level has been steadily rising and is now Kp 5. Kp 6 is also likely. It was slightly later than forecasted, but here it is.

The strength and Kp level may wane before it is dark in Canada and Alaska, however, high latitudes may still see auroras tonight if the weather is clear. Look north when it is dark. Auroras come and go depending on the alignment of the interplanetary magnetic field, so patience is key.

Southern New Zealand is seeing auroras tonight where it is clear. Many areas both in Europe and North America have clouds to contend with tonight.

Happy weekend to you!