— News and information about meteor showers, solar flares

Ξ September 14th, 2005 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Science |

From the page: "AURORA ALERT! A coronal mass ejection (CME) is racing toward Earth and it could spark a severe geomagnetic storm when it arrives--perhaps tonight (Sept. 14th and 15th). People everywhere should be alert for auroras."

Please note the use of the word 'everywhere' there. This suggests to me it could be quite a show. I am going to be heading up into the mountains on my bike (armed only with my trusty camera and a General Electrics Minigun to ward off the herds of enraged zibu) anyway as the skies over Scotland seem clear. Best viewing generally suggested to be around local midnight.

Various useful links to sensors, live satellite feeds etc here

And as per usual there isn't an ongoing and heated debate going on in the discussion forum - so make sure to watch that not going on as it happens!

Ed: The Kp index graph appears dead, here's a fun page with loads of dials on instead, if you want you can even pretend you are piloting and aircraft, Aeroplane Earth! Wasn't there a book about that?

So far nothing much showing up in York, UK.

Hmm perhaps just watch a movie instead then.


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