Aurora Alert: Week of Sept. 12

September 10, 2011

 

Charles Deehr, Geophysical Institute aurora forecaster has issued an Aurora Alert:

 

The effects of the solar events of last week have reached Earth and a large magnetic storm is in progress.  The aurora associated with this storm has already covered Scandinavia.  It was visible in Central Europe during the night on Friday, September 9.  

 

Because of the activity following the initial shock, this storm is expected to continue. If it remains at the present level, it will be visible across the northern half of the continental US, Southern New Zealand, Tasmania, and even the southern coast of Victoria, Australia through most of this week.

 

Go to http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/ and choose a map for your region, then monitor the short-term forecast panel for the extent of the latest nighttime activity in your region.

 

Dr. Charles Deehr, Professor Emeritus Physics     

Phone: 907-474-7473; email: cdeehr@gi.alaska.edu