Auroral Alert issued for July 14-16

July 13, 2012

Aurora map of the U.S. for July 14, 2012.Geophysical Institute Aurora Forecaster Chuck Deehr has issued an Auroral Alert. The alert was spurred by a significant event located on the Sun facing Earth that took place on July 12.  The effects of the event will begin to reach Earth early on July 14 GMT.


Observers in North America should watch for aurora on the nights of the 14th and 15th local time. Depending on the configuration of the disturbance, auroras may be visible as far south as the middle tier of the United States.


Activity may remain high on July 16 too. 


Auroras should be visible Southern New Zealand, Tasmania, and of course, Antarctica.



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