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Geomagnetic Disturbance Alert

The Earth is currently under the influence of high-speed solar wind from a large coronal hole in an Earth-facing position. The solar wind speed began rising yesterday (Sunday 27th) with some aurora sightings reported in the north of Scotland overnight.

Geomagnetic activity is likely to reach STORM levels within the next 24 hours. As the coronal hole is large in size, the high speed stream is likely to remain elevated for the next couple of days, with further chances of STORM periods possible.

Assuming clear, dark skies, there is a greater chance of seeing the aurora this evening and possibly tomorrow evening. Those in Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland may have the better chance.

For more information please visit:
http://geomag.bgs.ac.uk/data_service/space_weather/alerts/alert_2020-09-28.html

For current geomagnetic activity levels please see:
http://geomag.bgs.ac.uk/data_service/space_weather/Global_activity_now.html

For more advice on viewing the Northern Lights please visit:
http://www.geomag.bgs.ac.uk/education/viewing_aurora.html

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