January 25th, 2012
According to this article posted 7 hours ago:
By Denise Chow
Denise was an intern at the New York Daily News and GQ magazine. She has a masters degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto.
This story was updated at 1:28 p.m. EST.
The storm began when a powerful solar flare erupted on the sun yesterday (Jan. 23), blasting a stream of charged particles toward Earth. This electromagnetic burst, called a coronal mass ejection (CME), hit Earth at about 9:31 a.m. EST (1430 GMT), according to scientists at the Space Weather Center at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
“It’s a minor to moderate storm,” Yihua Zheng, a lead researcher at the Space Weather Center, told SPACE.com. “Probably in the next 10 hours or so, people at high latitudes can see auroras. This could maybe cause communication errors at the polar caps, but the magnetic activities are probably not too strong.”
The northern lights displays will be especially visible for people in northern latitudes where it is currently night…
Prayer by: Kevin Leland
Please Lord, let there be northern lights here in Vermont, and let me see them! ~Amen.
Seeing the Aurora Borealis live and in person is one of my bucket list items. I’m really hoping (and praying) that I’ll be able to see them tonight or tomorrow. I’ll take pictures. I’ll post them here when I see them!
I just went out for a walk and didn’t see anything. I’m going back to Google and see what I can find out about the possibility of seeing them tonight. Maybe the Northern Lights Display, sparked by this mornings solar flare has been visible to others, somewhere else in the Northern Hemisphere of the world?
Attention Bloggers around the Northern Hemisphere of the world, including Vermont… Please send any links to photos or video (especially iPhone generated) of any Northern Lights displays you were blessed enough to see… We will post them here at Bangari, linked back to your site, or wherever you want the links pointed, and you will get credit. Your photos will be available to others under a Creative Commons share and share alike agreement–They also must give you credit in the form of a byline and a link. You will also get passive revenue from Bangari.
Drop Your link to your photos of Northern Lights Displays in comments below.
I didn’t get to see them…hopefully there will be more. Here is a photo from a mesmerizing video taken over Lapland…click the photo to go to the site to see the video:
- NASA releases videos of Sun’s massive M8.7 solar flare (slashgear.com)
- Why you should be excited for giant solar flares (dvice.com)
- No danger from solar flare (jbaynews.com)
- Powerful Solar Flare to Hit Earth (preprod.cbslocal.com)
- Airline Diverts Flights As Solar Storm Hits (news.sky.com)
- Major solar storm hits Earth (theromangate.wordpress.com)
- “Solar Flare Storm Watch Tonight Sat Jan 21, 2012″ (speaksinside.wordpress.com)
- Aurora Borealis Get Spectacular Boost From Solar Storm (Video) (inquisitr.com)
- Who is afraid of solar flares? (disclose.tv)
- The Sun aims a storm right at Earth: expect aurorae tonight! (blogs.discovermagazine.com)
- Great Balls of Fire | Solar Activity Update (buck210.wordpress.com)
- Strongest Solar Storm Since 2005 Hitting Earth (maboulette.wordpress.com)
- Scientists Delight -Current Solar Storm and Radiation is Not New to US (chennaifocus.wordpress.com)
- Solar storm’s spectacular display (edition.cnn.com)
- NASA: 2012 solar flares could DEVASTATE CITIES! (go.theregister.com)
- NASA: 2012 solar flares could DEVASTATE CITIES! – Register (theregister.co.uk)
Tina Freddette saw a light display last night! She also gives us a weather report for tonight around the Champlain Valley…Possibility of seeing the Northern Lights? Maybe, 10% ? I’ll update that number as I get more information.
Here is a preview of Tina’s report (sorry, no photos)
Tina M Fredette About 6-6;30 this evening I caught a glimps of some of this action through the cloudy sky…It almost appeared as if there were 2 moons –light sources close to one another glowing through the cloud system that hung over head….I was amazed!
Tina gives us the Weather for the Champlain Valley:
Caution = snow/rain/mix= early am be safe driving on slick roads when traveling..How many of us carry an emergancy kit containing survival supplys in case of accidents leaving the road, remember your cells cannot always save you..your bag should consist of items for warmth (extra clothing) Sleeping bag rated for 0 degrees, food, water, blankets, flashlite ( extra batterys), flares, extra medicines, first aid kit..Winter boots…These items could save your life if you are not seen or rescued right away!!!!
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Calm wind becoming east between 5 and 8 mph.
Tonight: Snow likely before 2am, then snow and sleet likely between 2am and 3am, then sleet after 3am. Low around 24. Calm wind becoming southeast between 11 and 14 mph. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Friday: Rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 3pm, then rain and snow likely. High near 36. Southeast wind 6 to 14 mph becoming west. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible