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    Solar storm heading to Earth may bring Northern Lights far south

    A solar storm may possibly give many a chance this weekend to see the Auroras. Lights could be visible in Iowa, Colorado, and Washington.

    See more at the link https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science...uth-ncna986481

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    The Northern Lights are going south this weekend.

    A geomagnetic storm, caused by a cloud of charged particles ejected from the sun, may bring the aurora borealis as far south as Iowa, Colorado and Washington on Saturday, as these particles bombard Earth, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center.

    “If the storm is oriented properly, we could have a chance for auroras for several days after impact,” said Tamitha Skov, a space weather scientist based in Los Angeles.

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    That'd be great to sit outside with some Led Zeppelin music playing watching the Northern Lights!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamewell45 View Post
    That'd be great to sit outside with some Led Zeppelin music playing watching the Northern Lights!
    The problem is that you might have to wait until 3 AM. In my case, it's overcast and also there is too much light pollution, so not much chance that I'll see them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    The problem is that you might have to wait until 3 AM. In my case, it's overcast and also there is too much light pollution, so not much chance that I'll see them.
    Drat! My hopes are dashed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamewell45 View Post
    That'd be great to sit outside with some Led Zeppelin music playing watching the Northern Lights!
    This one would suffice :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    The problem is that you might have to wait until 3 AM. In my case, it's overcast and also there is too much light pollution, so not much chance that I'll see them.
    Darn it. It would be so awesome to see them. I just looked on spaceweather .com http://www.spaceweather.com/ It says that the cme did hit after all. I thought it was going to miss us. But unfortunately it is a weak hit, and it will not be awesome as predicted. I will copy and past the current auoral oval you can see an updated one in the link above. It tells where the auroras are visible.

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    CME IMPACT: A CME has just hit Earth's magnetic field. It passed the DSCOVR satellite at 20:43 UT on March 24th and reached our planet soon thereafter. First-look data suggest that this is a minor blow which will, at most, spark G1-class geomagnetic storms in the hours ahead. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras. Aurora alerts: SMS text, email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamewell45 View Post
    Drat! My hopes are dashed. :)
    Mine too. :)

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    Here is a little something for all of us, since we didn't get to see them. I think this vid is sped up.


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    This one is amazing, wow. It is in 4K and in real time. It takes the breath away.


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