Space Weather Outlook for April 5 - 6 2008

Minor to major geomagnetic storms are expected to affect the Earths upper atmosphere on April 5th and 6th. The result could be a very active auroral period. Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on April 4th, with active periods at high latitudes as a recurrent coronal hole high-speed stream becomes geoeffective. Activity is expected to increase to active levels on April 5th and 6th with minor to major storm periods at high latitudes as the high-speed stream continues.

Tips on viewing the aurora are available by clicking here. This information is provided as a service of NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center.

The Space Weather Prediction Center continually monitors and forecasts Earth’s space environment; provides accurate, reliable, and useful solar-terrestrial information; conducts and leads research and development programs to understand the environment and to improve services; advises policy makers and planners; plays a leadership role in the space weather community; and fosters a space weather services industry. Space Weather Prediction Center is the Nation’s official source of space weather alerts and warnings.

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