The ongoing G4 Aurora storm is living up and exceeding expectations!
Bz has been consistently and strongly South for several hours. Solar wind speeds are high at around 750km/s, and the overall Bt is around 22. For Aurora hunters, spaceweather can’t get much better than this.
Today another strong CME was launched from the Sun that should make more northern lights later this week. As a result of today’s flare, a new G1 storm watch has been issued for Tomorrow and Wednesday. It’s an exciting time to be a storm chaser.
Here are a set of pictures from twitter:
— RobWrightPhotography (@robwrightphoto) June 23, 2015
— Rob Day (@cleantechvc) June 23, 2015
No indication this is stopping anytime soon, Data looks great. KP=6-7 over the next hour. Clear in mid-west pic.twitter.com/cKvucWnrnR
— Northern Lights Now (@NorthLightAlert) June 23, 2015
— Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) June 23, 2015