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CME Hit Produces Amazing Auroras

There might be another opportunity for photographs tonight. NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on July 15th as CME effects subside.

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CME Hit Produces Amazing Auroras



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The CME that hit Earth on July 13th was a mild one. It did unsettle the Earth’s magnetic field and produced some beautiful, high altitude auroras such as this photographed by Michel Tournay of James Bay Canada.

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The coronal hole on the Earth side of the Sun is sending out a solar wind stream that will arrive on July 19-20th.

Todays sunspot number is 88 and none of the spots are thought to harbor the energy for active flaring.

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Contributed by Chris Carrington of The Daily Sheeple.

Chris Carrington is a writer, researcher and lecturer with a background in science, technology and environmental studies. Chris is an editor for The Daily Sheeple. Wake the flock up!

Chris Carrington is a writer, researcher and lecturer with a background in science, technology and environmental studies. Chris is an editor for The Daily Sheeple. Wake the flock up!

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