11 thoughts on “The Geomagnetic Storm

  1. Thanks Rani. Interesting video.Note that it was filmed in Sweden and the man was complaining of the bitter cold.It is also called the Aurora borealis or northern lights and the southern one is called Aurora Australis.
    Interestingly they do happen often and in cycles.The high energy fields from the sun can affect power grids with electricity black outs and can also affect quite a few instruments in space and at altitude.eg GPS and space craft and airplane instrumentation.The biggest problem is the associated radiation which is greatest at the poles.Hence flying in these area can result in accumulation of more than normal radiation.Remember the old Aeroflot airlines that flew from Colombo to London! They used to fly via Moscow and did fly rather close to the North Pole to reach London.Those flights would have exposed the crew and passengers to little more radiation.? Eddie.

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    • Dear Eddie
      You are an encyclopaedia of information. Thanks ๐Ÿ™ for the explanation. Visiting Iceland to see Aurora Borealis is in my list of things to do next. Praxy

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      • Praxy, You are an intrepid traveller.Please do and let us all know your experience.Hope you enjoyed Prague.Regards.Eddie.

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  2. I checked the time- we missed it – (Predicted to happen on the 15th & to see this one has to go to Tasmania!)
    Anyway we have seen it in the video posted by Rani

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    • Sorry Seelan, May be I posted it a bit too Late?

      Yes Deepthie although it can be a catastrophic event to cause a mayhem in the Magnetic field the colour range and its appearance on t he sky is mesmerising

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    • Dear Seelan
      Sorry to ๐Ÿ“ note that you missed the ๐ŸšŒ ๐ŸšŽ bus and was late in witnessing Aurora Borealisโ˜น๏ธโ˜น๏ธโ˜น๏ธ. Donโ€™t worry .Better luck next time ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š. Praxy

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  3. Thanks Rani for the lovely video post on the Northern Lights- Aka Aurora Borealis .
    Refer to my post on the northern lights ( up date from deepthie series ) taken from my beach area , some yrs back .
    I do recall very clearly , seeing something exactly like this – called Aurora Oval again from my beach- nov 7 – 2001 .
    It was fantastic – we all gathered on my beach and back then , the Great Lakes Water levels were down , so I did have a beach !
    We all watched it in awe for about 3 hrs, till we could not actually look up anymore , as it was right over head and our necks were hurting .
    Back then, I did not have a good camera, and my friends did not have the special digital aurora photography set up either .
    So , we just let the memory stay in our heads !!- and what a memory !

    A few years before this there was a huge solar emission and there were many satellite disturbances in Canada due to this .
    These solar emissions from the activity of Sun Spots occur every 11 yrs .

    I think, this particular one , was seen from northern Canada, as I got a notice about it as I am on a regular Aurora Watch mailing list from Uni of Alberta .
    since I am still in Arizona I did not bother with it .
    I am sure, folks back home must have seen it – if we had clear skies back in Northern Ontario.

    Spectacular Video- I love the ‘crunch – crunch ‘ of the snow as people were walking on hard dry snow !
    I t must have been very cold about minus 15- 20 deg C I am sure .

    eagleskywatcher !

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  4. Thanks Rani. Nice video. I have seen similar videos of the Aurora Borealis before , but not the real thing. As Praxy mentioned it is in the bucket list of Piching and I.

    Nisantha

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