Strong CME Impact On March 17th

Strong CME Impact On March reports impact of strong CME recorded March 15th on our Sun below:

As predicted, a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field at 0600 UT on March 17th. The impact lifted the solar wind speed from 300 km/s to 700 km/s and sparked a moderately strong (Kp=6) geo- magnetic storm. Northern Lights spilled across the Canadian border into the United States as far south as Colorado: ‘Just after 4 am local time, the skies turned green and red behind the twin stone monoliths of Rabbit Ears Peak near Steamboat Springs, Colorado,’ reports photographer and astronomy professor Jimmy Westlake.”

You may view other images, captured this morning at the Realtime Photo Gallery.

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