Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tonight's Sky for January 12: Be Alert for Aurora

NOAA is advising people in upper latitudes to be alert for aurora tonight as t he Earth is now in the midst of a co-rotating interaction region (CIR), which is a fancy way of saying that the Earth is transitioning from a fast to slow moving solar wind stream. There were expectations that Earth would enter this region today but aurora were reported last night, meaning that the chances are rather good that the show will continue tonight as well. 

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