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Re: Auroras in the northern states
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2015, 10:43:58 AM »
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AURORAS AND LIGHTNING: A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of June 7th, sparking a G2-class geomagnetic storm. In the United States, surprised sky watchers from Maine to Washington witnessed a rare display of summer auroras. Outside of Rochester, Minnesota, photographer Marcella Chester recorded the green glow alongside a June thunderstorm:
"I've never seen auroras and lightning visible side by side before," marvels Chester. "These photos were taken between 2 and 3 am on Monday, June 8th."

photo link: http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=113389&PHPSESSID=ratkcgo1uof6pn29fq1ckj2462

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Re: Auroras in the northern states
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2015, 10:51:42 AM »
At about the same time [as Marcella Chester took her photo near Rochester, Minnesota] in Hartford, Wisconsin, Jake Stehli witnessed a similar display. "The auroras were visible to the naked eye with lightning in a thunderhead on the horizon as well," he says.
Auroras, Lightning Taken by Jake Stehli on June 8, 2015 @ Hartford, Wisconsin, USA

Photo link: http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=113372&PHPSESSID=ratkcgo1uof6pn29fq1ckj2462

Spaceweather: Researchers have long known that geomagnetic storms happen most often in spring and fall. In other words, auroras prefer equinoxes. That's why seeing them so close to the summer solstice is remarkable.

The show is subsiding, but might not be finished. NOAA forecasters estimate a 50% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on June 9th as the solar wind continues to blow.

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Re: Auroras in the northern states
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2015, 08:34:18 PM »
Yowbarb Note: Auroras were visible early this AM from the Salish Mountains, located in the northwest corner of U.S.  Montana
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GEOMAGNETIC STORMS ON JULY 13TH: A stream of high-speed solar wind is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, and this is causing G1-class geomagnetic storms on July 13th. Sky watchers in several northern-tier US states saw auroras before sunrise on Monday. Philip Granrud sends this picture from the Salish Mountains of Montana.

Aurora taken by Philip Granrud on July 13, 2015 @ Salish Mountains, Montana

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=115125&PHPSESSID=ph8urc3dm6hgjgs0al3pngd387

"The Northern Lights came out outta the blue as they often do," says Granrud. "This was one of the most colorful and visible-to-the-eye displays I have seen in the last year in Montana. A large chunk of NW Montana can be seen below. Urban lights in the foreground come from the cities of Kalispell, Whitefish, Evergreen, and Columbia Falls."

High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras tonight. NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% chance of polar geomagnetic storms as the solar wind continues to blow

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Re: Auroras in the northern states
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2015, 12:22:06 PM »
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GEOMAGNETIC STORM: As predicted, a solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of Aug. 23rd. The impact sparked a moderately strong (Kp=6) geomagnetic storm and bright auroras over Canada and Alaska. Sanjana Greenhill sends this picture from Anchorage, AK:

Aurora Borealis Taken by Sanjana Greenhill on August 23, 2015 @ Anchorage
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=116666

Details: Once again, an incredible northern lights show over Anchorage, AK in August. The lights danced all night long, the whole sky was lit up. Pictures barely do any justice to what the eyes saw.

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Re: Auroras in the northern states
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2015, 09:20:21 PM »
http://www.spaceweather.com/  MINOR GEOMAGNETIC STORMS:
Earth is passing through a stream of solar wind, and this is causing minor (G1-class) geomagnetic storms around the Arctic Circle. Last night in Alaska, bright auroras appeared over Fairbanks, Alaska, prompting photographer Marketa S. Murray to make this self-portrait: 
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=117104

Auroras  Taken by Marketa S Murray on September 4, 2015 @ Fairbanks Alaska

"It was an incredible night, and this is just the beginning of the season!" she says. Elsewhere in North America, auroras were sighted in Vermont, Michigan, and the Yukon Territories.

More displays are possible tonight as Earth moves further into the solar wind stream. NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% to 40% chance of continued geomagnetic storms on Sept. 4-5.



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Re: Auroras in the northern states
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2015, 11:14:51 PM »
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VERY QUIET... Powered by fusion, the sun is a 1027-ton nuclear explosion contained in one place only by the awesome force of its own gravity. How quiet can such a thing be? Very. According to NOAA, solar activity has been very low all week long. No sunspots are flaring, and the sun's X-ray output has flatlined. The chance of a strong solar flare on Sept. 10th is no more than 1%. Solar flare alerts: text or voice

...BUT VERY PRETTY: The sun may be quiet, but that does not mean there is no space weather. On the contrary, northern skies have been filled with auroras for the past three days. Paul Nelson sends this example from Marquette, Michigan, on Sept. 9th:

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=117335

Auroras Taken by Paul Nelson on September 9, 2015 @ Marquette, Michigan, USA

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Re: Auroras in the northern states
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2015, 11:53:08 PM »
Yowbarb Note: Technically the northern lights could be seen in other regions other than "Northern States" such as the Pacific Northwest, Mountain states, Midwest, and the North. (East to west: Oregon, Washington, Montana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Massachusetts.)
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Northern Lights Dancing With The Snow
Taken by Lia Simcox on November 2, 2015 @ Ellensburg, Washington USA
link: http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=119648
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AURORAS OVER THE USA: A unusual stream of solar wind is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, causing G1-class geomagnetic storms around the poles. The stream is unusual not only because it is very fast (700+ km/s), but also because it has a series of shock waves or "transients" embedded in it--at least 3 so far. Sudden changes in solar wind pressure have sparked auroras in multiple US states, like these over Ellensburg, Washington, on Nov. 3rd.

"Last night was amazing," says photographer Lia Simcox. "I hurried up to my favorite spot and was not only greeted with Northern Lights, but snow as well! What an absolutely gorgeous sight."

Elsewhere in the USA, auroras were sighted in Michigan, Wisconsin, Montana, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Ohio. In those areas, subscribers to our space weather alert service received wake-up calls when the auroras appeared.

More auroras are possible tonight as the solar wind continues to blow. NOAA forecasters estimate an 70% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Nov. 4th, waning to 35% on Nov. 5th when Earth begins to exit the solar wind stream.
Aurora alerts: text http://spaceweathertext.com/   or voice http://spaceweatherphone.com/
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Re: Auroras in the northern states
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2016, 08:17:24 PM »
Image on page: Aurora On Ice
Taken by John Ashley on January 3, 2016 @ Polebridge, Montana
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Re: Auroras in the northern states
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2017, 01:26:39 PM »
Auroras appeared in Michigan, Minnesota and Washington...[SEE another pic in the Auroras in the southern hemisphere topic. - BT]
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SURPRISE! EARTH DAY AURORA STORM: Last night, Northern Lights descended into the United States as far south as Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington, kicking off an unexpected display of bright auroras for Earth Day.
Both ends of our planet started to glow as the magnetic storms intensified.

Photos:
Aurora taken by Andrew Hewitt on April 22, 2017 @Emmet County, Michigan
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=135017

Aurora
Taken by Josh Whalen on April 21, 2017 @ Rush Lake, MN, USA

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=135014

Aurora taken by Rocky Raybell on April 21, 2017 @ Keller, Washington
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=135016