Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tonight's Sky for January 26: Be Alert for Aurora

The Sun's atmosphere has opened up in a coronal hole, which is now spewing a blast of the solar wind into space. This burst of solar wind is expected to impact Earth in tonight into tomorrow morning. In analyzing the incoming data, NOAA is forecasting up to a 40% chance for geomagnetic activity today and tomorrow for North-dwelling sky watchers. Bottom line: if you live in Northerly latitudes, keep an eye out for the Northern Lights tonight and possibly tomorrow night, too.  

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