Northern Lights Possible Tonight and Early Morning Friday/Saturday After Coronal Mass Ejection from Sun Wednesday

NORTHERN LIGHTS PROBABLY WON’T COMPARE TO THIS NORWAY DISPLAY

A G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for the March 23, 2019 UTC-day due to anticipated CME arrival. A CME is a Coronal Mass Ejection, which is a significant release of plasma and accompanying magnetic field from the solar corona. The corona is an aura of plasma that always surrounds the sun.

An asymmetric halo CME was observed in SOHO/LASCO (solar observation satellites) coronagraph imagery and initial analysis of the CME in both LASCO and STEREO-A coronagraph imagery shows an Earth-directed component is likely. The CME was associated with a C4 flare on 20 March, 2019 at 1118 UTC (0718 EDT). C class is a middle-of-the range class of solar flare.

The extent of the range of the aurora borealis or northern lights is expected to reach near or latitude. Skies are expected remain clear overnight, but a bright moon will be up all night and early morning after the moonrise of 9:13 p.m. Friday (check moonrise, moonset, and moon phase information). The display probably won’t be anything like Norway …

From the Aurora Borealis Observatory in Senja, Norway overnight video February 28, 2019 – March 1, 2019 …

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