Northern Lights – S. Pole CameraNovember 13th, 2012 at 11:10 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
UPDATE: No repeat tonight, the kp index is at 1. First picture of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) taken around 10:15 PM Tuesday night at Millennium Park on the SW side of G.R. by Pete Mumbower. Second picture is from Randy DeKilder in Hickory Corners. Click the pictures to enlarge. If you look here at spaceweather.com, you can scroll down on the left side and see the kp index. If that’s a 5 you might be able to see them faintly to the north with a naked eye away from city lights. It’s at a 6 as I write this at 11:20 PM. Check out the NOAA Aurora Page and also this page. Here’s another site to check out. Check out this picture of the Northern Lights from Monday in Lulea, Sweden. More images here. An interplanetary shock wave (probably the leading edge of a Coronal Mass Ejection) hit Earth’s magnetic field on Monday at approximately 7 PM EST.
Also, check out the live picture from the South Pole.