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Active Region 2673 Likely to Erupt

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Northern Lights Now – We are actively monitoring active region 2673. Over the last 24 hours it has developed delta features and now looks primed to produce a large flare. The level of magnetic mixing is unusual. Background X-Ray flux is almost at M-class level.

UPDATE 23:00 Sept 4, 2017

Wow – not kidding. This active region has now produced several M-class flares. At least one of those generated a nearly full halo on LASCO. Expect this to impact Earth around Sept 6/7, SWPC will likely post a G2 watch soon.

CME shown as nearly full halo on LASCO
CME shown as nearly full halo on LASCO
Full Disk Magnetogram on September 4 showing Active Several active regions.
Full Disk Magnetogram on September 4 showing Active Several active regions.

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Zoom on Active Region 2673 showing mix magnetic features.

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Thanksgiving Aurora – G1 and G2 Storms Ongoing

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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!

Happy Hunting