Space Weather News for Jan. 9, 2014
MAGNETIC STORM ON A COMET? Everyone knows about geomagnetic storms on
Earth. But did you know that comets can have them, too? Right now, a
type of magnetic storm may be in progress in the tail of bright Comet
Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2), causing "plasma blobs" and "disconnection events"
visible in amateur telescopes. Visit http://spaceweather.com for
images and more information.
GEOMAGNETIC STORM ALERTS: A strong geomagnetic storm on Jan. 7th took
forecasters by surprise. Subscribers to our Space Weather Alert
Service were notified while the storm was in progress. If you would
like to join the group of people who never miss a geomagnetic storm,
you may sign up for the alerts at http://spaceweathertext.com (text)
or 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/