Incoming CME! G3 storm forecast

Incoming CME!!! NOAA Space Weather latest news on the CME here. Forecasters are putting the information together but the initial forecast is that the CME will hit on Sept 6 with G3 (Kp 7). Be ready this entire week for space weather activity (auroras!).

What is a CME? Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are huge explosions of magnetic field and plasma from the Sun’s corona.

What is space weather? Space Weather refers to variations in the space environment between the sun and Earth (and throughout the solar system) that can affect technologies in space and on Earth.

What is all of this??? This is space weather terminology, and activity on the sun equals auroras! There is a lot to learn if you are starting out with the aurora watching hobby. The above links will give you a small sample of what it is.


Sept 4/5 …tonight is also looking great for auroras in Alaska and Canada. Kp 4.

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Gary Kallberg shot this aurora over Fox Gardens and Gift Store, Fox Alaska on Sept 2. Frost that night put an end to the flowers under the aurora for the season.