Northern Lights Now – Active space weather has been providing beautiful aurora and northern lights this Thanksgiving and Black Friday. A large coronal hole is producing strong solar wind which is inducing periods of dancing skies for aurora hunters across the high latitudes. As of Friday, storming levels have reached G2 conditions meaning Northern lights may be visible in a band across Northern Europe, Iceland, Canada, and the Norther US states.
This quick real-time video taken in Kiruna, Sweden Thursday night show a sky full of green and pulsating blues and whites:
At the time of this post, a new round of G2 storming is starting. Viewers with clear skies across Northern North America may be in for a treat!
Northern Lights Now – You never know what you are going to see when out chasing Aurora! This morning around 12:30 AM EST, when several aurora hunters were out looking for Aurora due to a G1 strom watch, a very bright meteor streaked across the nighttime New England sky. It was visible from upstate New York to New Jersey and all the way to the coast. Here’s a dash cam video captured by the Portland ME police officer Sgt. Farris:
Watch with the sound on, you’ll hear he was very impressed!
If you saw the fireball last night, please consider reporting it on AMSMeteors’ website. They collect reports of fireballs, meteors and shooting stars and map the results. With reports of timing, direction and magnitude they can triangulate the exact path the meteor took through the sky. Here is a peak at their current Map of this display:
Here’s a tweet showing the Portsmouth webcam at the moment the meteor passed overhead:
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