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 Post subject: Aurorae tonight?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:34 pm 
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Last I heard aurorae were visible in New Jersey was back in April of 2000. The CMEs from 3/15 are already hitting Earth and supposedly will be visible tonight.

http://www.nj.com/weather/index.ssf/201 ... night.html

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 Post subject: Re: Aurorae tonight?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:56 pm 
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nothing seen at 8. Will try again at 9 o'clock...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:40 pm 
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11 p.m. and nothing.

This image from NOAA doesn't seem particularly optimistic for Jersey.

http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/aurora-forecast-northern-hemisphere.png

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On September 7, 2002, there was a major auroral display in New Jersey, as well as the northeast states in general. Many pictures of it were captured at the Black Forest Star Party in Cherry Springs, Pa (here's an example). There have been a few lesser displays since then, but it's been a while.

I was at Coyle Field on Tuesday evening (March 17th) and I didn't see any definitive auroral activity. I did take some snapshots in case there were any sub-visual aurorae. A few of the pictures showed a bit of magenta color above the horizon glow in the north, but I suspect the color was just an artifact.

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Moderately Strong Geomagnetic Storm May Hit Earth

http://www.astrowatch.net/2017/12/moder ... m-may.html

And from http://www.spaceweather.com:

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GEOMAGNETIC STORM PREDICTED (G2-CLASS): A high-speed stream of solar wind is approaching Earth, and NOAA forecasters say there is a 75% chance of polar geomagnetic storms when it arrives on Dec. 4th and 5th. Periods of moderately-strong G2-class storming could send Northern Lights spilling across the Canadian border into upper-tier US states; interfere with HF radio propagation at high latitudes; and confuse wildlife that use magnetic cues for navigation.

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