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Auroras Over the UK and North America

AURORA UPDATE! New Auroral oval predictions for the UK and North America! We are definitely going to see Aurora tonight

Europe Aurora Oval Prediction Credit: alaska.edu

A strong-to-severe geomagnetic storm is in progress following the impact of a coronal mass ejection (CME) at approximately 12:15 UT on Sept. 26th. The Goddard Space Weather Lab reports a “strong compression of Earth’s magnetosphere. Simulations indicate that solar wind plasma [has penetrated] close to geosynchronous orbit starting at 13:00UT.” Geosynchronous satellites could therefore be directly exposed to solar wind plasma and magnetic fields. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for aurors after nightfall. (Credit: Spaceweather.com)

The best time to try and spot Aurora (The Northern lights) is around midnight, but this could be soon er or later.

You don’t need a telescope or binoculars to see the show (if it happens from your location) just your eyes.

Find a dark spot away from street lights and other light sources and look North. You should see Aurora very close to the horizon or higher, depending on your location, current conditions and intensity of the geomagnetic storm.

Good luck.

Predicted Auroras Over North America Credit: alaska.edu

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