Forecast: Small chance of Aurora Borealis next few nights

A Coronal Mass Ejection was observed on the sun early Tuesday morning. This video shows the filament, some 50 times the size of the Earth, exploding off the sun! It’s really cool to notice in the graphic below the size comparison between the Earth and the Sun.

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The timing could produce a minor geomagnetic storm in the coming days. These could produce an Aurora (or Northern Lights) in the coming nights. We’ll be sure to let you know if we get to storm level! You can always check for yourself by bookmarking this link from the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

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This post was written by qni_it on August 20, 2013

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