Skip to comments.Dazzling Northern Lights Anticipated Tonight
Posted on 04/14/2013 7:25:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin
A solar flare that occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday morning may create a spectacular display of northern lights Saturday evening. The midlevel flare had a long duration and was directed at Earth. According to AccuWeather.com Astronomer Hunter Outten, who stated that this flare was "impressive", these are the best conditions for seeing a direct effect on our planet. On the Kp index, the flare has been categorized at 6 to 8. This is a scale for measuring the intensity of a a geomagnetic storm. The 6 to 8 rating means that the effects of the radiation will have a greater reach.
This was supposed to happen last night.
I live in an area that was supposed to be one of the best to see the lights and saw nothing.
Yes. You are right.
Story of my life.
Day late dollar short.
No kidding Sherlock. I had to juggle some microwave frequencies around to find a spot with 8db of S/N on a weak radio. Bits are moving slowly on that link.
“Expected”, not “Anticipated”
I just looked...nothing to see.
What does “accu” in “AccuWeather” mean? It can’t possibly mean “accurate”.
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