Astronomy News

Solar Storm = Aurora

If it is dark and your skies are clear you very well could see a nice aurora!

An “X-9.3” flare erupted from the Sun, yes, that’s a big one and the most powerful we’ve seen in quite some time although not exactly a direct impact we should get a glancing blow.

Aurora should be easily visible a little south of about 45 North and points north as well as and 45 South points south).  This map published by the US NOAA Space Weather Prediction Service sort of cuts off the southern hemisphere, but the aurora should visible there too.

I’ve been waiting a long time for this now and I have cloudy skies with rain during the entire period.

All that being said, the 20 meter ham band actually sounds pretty good.