A CME hit Earth’s magnetic field on Sept. 26th, sparking one of the strongest magnetic storms in years. At the peak of the Kp=8 disturbance, auroras were sighted around both poles and more than half a dozen US states. Magnetic reverberations continued for more than 48 hours. Here is the view from forests of Skibotn, Norway, two days after the CME impact:
Sky watchers at the highest latitudes should remain alert for auroras as Earth’s magnetic field remains unsettled on Sept. 29th. (SpaceWeather)
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