A Northern light show for Europe and the US as geomagnetic storm causes auroras as far south as Germany and Massachusetts
Taken by Sian Louise Gordon on March 6, 2016 @ Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England, United Kingdom
A geomagnetic aurora show has taken Europe and the US by storm this weekend pardon the pun!
Spaceweather.com reports, a stream of high-speed solar wind is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, and this is causing geomagnetic storms around the Arctic Circle.
So far, Northern Lights have descended as far south as Germany in Europe and Massachusetts in the USA.
Skies over much of England turned green, too.
Sian Louise Gordon who took the picture above describes her encounter as wonderful .
"It was an absolutely amazing display here in the north of England," reports Gordon.
"The entire northern skyline was lit up!
You could clearly make out pillars by eye, which was amazing."
NOAA forecasters say there is a 50% chance of more geomagnetic storms on March 7th as Earth moves deeper into the solar wind stream.
The magnetic polarity of the stream is negative--a condition which favors auroras.
High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for Northern Lights
Take me home
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