“Stunning Auroras” Thursday Night

Roy Diffrient

Ian Stewart

I didn’t see anything at Stauton.


Apparently last night according to SpaceWeather we got hit with a severe G4-class geomagnetic storm, which sent some auroras as far south as New Mexico (pretty much the same lat. as Arizona). There were even some reports of a "STEVE" (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement).

Apparently this is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that appears as a purple and green light ribbons among the auroras, but are not auroras. The one spotted during last night's event happened to be an odd red color.

"Keep looking up!"

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Kent Blackwell

C.J.'s friend Huter Outen posted a pretty picture he took of the aurora in Delaware...