Our Sun launched two solar storms this week, one of which was Earth-directed, Space Weather Physicist Dr. Tamitha Skov reports in her latest space weather forecast released July 14, 2020.
The storm has hit, right on time, and all through the night people have been getting some amazing aurora shots down to mid-latitudes along with comet NEOWISE, as far south as Michigan in the USA.
This solar storm is now waning, but should continue over the next day or so before things return to quiet.
As for our star, it continues to be spotless, which means the solar flux is in the high 60s and radio propagation on Earth's dayside continues to be poor.
However, this low solar flux means GPS reception on the dayside should be pretty good-- just be careful on Earth's nightside with the ongoing solar storm.
Especially if you are near aurora or near dawn or dusk, your GPS reception will likely be unreliable.
What a Stellar night! (No pun intended) Quick edit of:OMG! #Aurora and #cometNEOWISE! 1rst time using this type of lens! Can't wait to look at the rest! Mind blowing night on the #manitobaprairies! 30Mins N. of #winnipeg @TamithaSkov @StormHour @AuroraNotify pic.twitter.com/b9gDh07KRJ— KimHines/SuperNatu☈e (@KimHinesSN) July 14, 2020
Here a photo of me some northern lights and comet #NEOWISE— Mitch Langlois (@MitchLangPhotos) July 14, 2020
Photography has always been my biggest hobby and i love being able to share my photographs with everyone
Im excited to continue to improve and travel across canada!
Fun fact i failed photography class in highschool pic.twitter.com/eZBLPC8vjW
"Celestial Magic" // #NorthernLights + #Neowise aligned last night for an epic interstellar display of pure wonder & awe over the Range #Lighthouse where the #SaugeenRiver meets #LakeHuron in #Southampton, #Ontario #Canada -//- Captured July 13, 2020 #SaugeenShores #comet pic.twitter.com/ac15e9qCAZ— Scott Rock Photography (@scottrockphoto) July 14, 2020
Featured image credit: Dustin Ginetz. Taken on July 13, 2020 at Seebe, Alberta, Canada. Via SpaceWeatherGallery
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