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CME impact generates wonderful auroras

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As predicted by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field at approximately 2145 UT on Nov. 28th. The impact was weaker than expected, but it still produced bright auroras around the Arctic Circle.

Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 4 unsettled
24-hr max: Kp= 4 unsettled

Interplanetary Mag. Field
Btotal12.4 nT
Bz11.5 nT north 

SpaceWeather just released amazing images taken in Abisko in the Finnish Lapland at the Aurora Sky Station. The  images below were taken by Chad Blakley from Aurora Sky Station:

Aurora Sky Station live webcam

 EarthCam @Reykjavik, Iceland 

 from Helge Mortensen of Kvaløya, Norway

from Ulf Jonsson of Gussö, Luleå, Sweden

from Andy Keen of Ivalo Region, Finland, Scandinavia

from Antti Pietikäinen of Muonio, Lapland, Finland

from Fredrik Broms of Kvaløya, Norway

from Zoltan Kenwell of Alberta, Canada

Latest picture from the Kiruna All-Sky camera at: 2011-11-29 01:23:00 UTC

NOAA/SWPC Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be unsettled to active with a chance for minor storm periods on days 1-2 (29-30 November). Activity is due to a combination of a coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) and the coronal mass ejection (CME) from 26/0712Z. On day 3 (01 December) mostly quiet to unsettled conditions are expected.

Conditions:

Active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Barrow to Anchorage and Juneau, and visible low on the horizon from King Salmon and Prince Rupert. Alaska Geophysical Institute Aurora Forecast

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