Northern Lights Out This AMOctober 2nd, 2013 at 3:31 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis have been visible this morning across much of the northern Lower 48 states and Canada. As I write this around 3:30 AM, www.spaceweather.com reports the kp-index is at 6 (storm category). They say: “a Coronal Mass Ejection hit the Earth’s magnetic field on Oct. 2nd at approximately 10 PM EDT. The impact sparked a G2-class geomagnetic storm with auroras across Canada and several northern-tier US states.” I can see a greenish glow across the northern horizon from where I am in southern Alpine Township. Check out this picture and this picture from Alberta, Canada. Here’s a picture from N. Dakota and a picture from Dunlap, IA. Please leave a comment if you can see them. Here’s where you can find the planets, the crescent moon in the early morning and some prominent stars. Jupiter is high in the eastern sky in the early morning. You can see the Intl. Space Station flyby at 5:26 am this morning. Look to the SE to ESE. Picture from KTUU in Alaska.