Solar Storm

January 9th, 2014 at 7:36 am by under Weather

A strong geomagnetic storm is in the forecast through Friday.

A strong solar eruption was observed Tuesday.  This means a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) can cause a geomagnetic storm.  This could affect power systems, satellite operations and navigation or radio waves.

The aurora, or northern lights, could reach as far south as Indiana.  The northern lights are difficult to predict, but there are some hints that could point to it happening here.

Here are some links to the northern lights:

http://www.softservenews.com/Aurora.htm

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales/ 

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