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Look North, Young Man!
Posted by: btfc
Date: September 18, 2023 04:22PM
‘ Massive eruption on sun hurls coronal mass ejection toward Earth, auroras likely Sept. 19 ‘

‘ A giant solar tendril, known as a solar filament, lashed out from the sun on Saturday (Sept. 16) catapulting a super-hot plasma eruption known as a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a G2-class moderate geomagnetic storm watch as it keeps an eye on the Earth-directed portion of the CME expected to hit on Sept. 19.

This could be good news for aurora chasers. Should the CME arrive as anticipated, it could trigger a geomagnetic storm similar to the one on Sept. 12 that sparked auroras as far south as Colorado and Missouri, according to ‘

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Re: Look North, Young Man!
Posted by: hal
Date: September 18, 2023 04:28PM
SO MANY scifi books start with something like this news report....
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Re: Look North, Young Man!
Posted by: gabester
Date: September 19, 2023 06:25AM
I looked. I didn't see any. But it's all a matter of timing and location. G2 class events don't usually drive aurora south of NY/Minnesota.

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