Weak solar wind creates fiery auroras around the Arctic Circle

A solar wind stream is gently buffeting Earth’s magnetic field.

And this is sparking auroras around the Arctic Circle. Alexander Rogachev saw this fiery display on March 1, 2016 in Murmansk, Russia:

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VK / Alexander Rogachev and website
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VK / Alexander Rogachev and website
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VK / Alexander Rogachev and website
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VK / Alexander Rogachev and website
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VK / Alexander Rogachev and website
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VK / Alexander Rogachev and website
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VK / Alexander Rogachev and website

Although this is not a strong solar wind stream, it is doing a good job lighting up Arctic skies. NOAA forecasters say the influence of the stream could last for two more days with a 20% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms.

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