The Kp level is currently Kp 6. Heads up for auroras in all of Alaska, Canada, and the upper portion of the contiguous USA. Last night we saw great auroras over Fairbanks, Nome, and the north, where the weather was clear. Expect more tonight!
Fairbanks has a chance at the lights tonight if only these clouds would move along… The forecast of Kp 2 is not strong enough for Anchorage or further south. Photo by Gary Kallberg, Fox, Alaska, Sept 15. Fall leaves and auroras make stunning colors.
G2-Moderate geomagnetic storm conditions. Kp 6, Bz 2 nT, solar wind speed 694 km/sec at 8pm Alaska time. Heads up for auroras tonight in all of Alaska, Canada, and the upper USA. NOAA reference here
Alaska times: Sept 11/12 Kp 4 is forecast. Sept 12/13 Kp 6 is forecast. Sept 13/14 Kp 5 is forecast. For UTC times, here is the forecast. Be ready for auroras in all of Alaska, Canada, and the upper USA due to a coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). Northern Europe, possibly the UK….
The aurora storm that hit has subsided a bit. Conditions are still great for auroras in the north, such as middle to northern Canada, and all of Alaska. Kp 4 is forecast for tonight. Currently as of this post at 715pm, the Kp level is 3. If it should rise to around Kp 5, the…