Northern Light Show Possible Tonight

Posted by on Wednesday, September 6, 2017
G3 Watch for 6-7 Sep CME Arrival
If you happen to experience clear skies tonight, look up!

There is a strong geomagnetic storm happening that could produce northern lights that will be visible from southern portions of Canada.

Presently, there is a strong geomagnetic storm watch for late Sept. 6 and 7, which means there's a good chance to see the northern lights across the sky.

Current analysis and forecasts reflect CME arrival late on 6 September, 2017; with CME effects continuing into 7 September. 

The geomagnetic storm watch for the 6 and 7 September, 2017 UTC-days has been upgraded to G3 (Strong).

The G3 Watch is in anticipation of likely overall geomagnetic planetary response to the expected arrival of a coronal mass ejection (CME) that took place in association with an M5 flare observed on 4 September.

The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.

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