Download GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A geomagnetic storm is in progress(August 6th, 2011). video on savevid.com
Download GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A geomagnetic storm is in progress(August 6th, 2011). streaming video in flv, mp4, avi formats direct easily on Savevid.com.
GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A geomagnetic storm is in progress(August 6th, 2011).
- Provider: YouTube Link:
- Rate: Please rate this video Views: 4 Downloads: 1
GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A geomagnetic storm is in progress. It began on August 5th around 1800 UT when a CME struck Earth's magnetic field. At its peak during the hours just after impact, the storm registered 8 on the 0 to 9 "K-index" scale of geomagnetic disturbances, making it one of the strongest magnetic storms in years. The subsiding storm will likely take many more hours to peter out, so high-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras.
The timing of the CME impact favored observers in Europe. "For the first time, I have seen Northern Lights from England," reports Marvin Watson of Whitehaven, who took this picture just after local midnight on Aug. 6th:
"I spent one and a half hours watching and photographing the aurora across the solway firth towards Scotland," he adds. "It was a wonderful show." Other notable displays occured in Finland, Germany and Poland.
In the United States, auroras were photographed in Montana, Maine, Colorado and even Nebraska.
- Category: Flag video