Space Weather News for Dec. 29, 2014
GEOMAGNETIC STORM: The year is ending with an outbreak of auroras.
Sky watchers around the Arctic Circle are seeing bright Northern
Lights as Earth enters a stream of high-speed solar wind, causing
G1-class storm conditions on Dec. 29th. Visit http://spaceweather.com
for images and updates.
BRIGHTENING COMET: The "Christmas Comet" C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) has
continued to brighten, and now observers around the world are
reporting seeing it with the unaided eye from dark-sky sites. Comet
Lovejoy is a fine target for backyard telescopes, as shown on today's
edition of http://spaceweather.com
AURORA ALERTS are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text)
and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).
Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/