The CME never arrived

Well that was a bust forecast! An excellent forecast for several nights turned into a no-show for the coronal mass ejection (CME). The North Pole webcam did capture a pretty big, but short show on Sept 1 unrelated to the CME, but was due to a nice sustained negative Bz. You can watch the cam’s…

Lights being seen overhead in the Fairbanks areas. Kp 5. Other locations possible tonight

Heads up! Auroras are now being seen in the Fairbanks areas. Other locations reporting in NOW are Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla, Palmer, Delta Junction. The current Kp level at 920pm is a 5. I have connected my aurora webcam to Wunderground alongside my weather station. Enjoy! Here is a still image of the new cam!

Bid on an aurora photography tour at the Yukon Quest Fundraiser!

Learn to photograph the aurora while on an aurora tour from Ronn Murray Photography and Sirius Sled Dogs. They are offering the auction item “Alaska Musher’s Cabin Aurora Workshop Tour” for the Bunny Boots and Bids Yukon Quest Fundraiser. The Yukon Quest is from Fairbanks to Whitehorse this season, Feb 1, 2014.

Green on cam Kp 3

Currently, the cam is showing a little green, and the Kp is predicted to rise to a 3. Be on the lookout for another aurora tonight (current time as of this post is 10:30pm).  Last night, the aurora strengthened after midnight and lasted all the way to sunrise. Here is a shot I took at…