Aurora Possible The Next Few Nights

Minor to possibly major geomagnetic storms are expected to affect the Earth's upper atmosphere on October 1st and 2nd. The result could be an active auroral period. Geomagnetic field activity is expected to increase to unsettled to active levels October 1st, with a chance for minor storm periods at middle latitudes and major storm conditions at high latitudes due to a recurrent coronal hole high speed stream. Activity should decrease to quiet to unsettled levels with a chance for isolated active conditions at high latitudes for October 2nd as the high speed stream continues.

Cloud cover is forecast to be quite variable the next few nights, with the better chances for clear skies along and west of the Red River Valley.

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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